Maxwell to continue soccer career at Muskingum

| April 29, 2015
Signing: Heather Maxwell, center, signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Muskingum University on April 28 in the library at River View High School. Pictured with Heather are her dad, Ed, at left, and mom, Amy, at right. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Signing: Heather Maxwell, center, signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Muskingum University on April 28 in the library at River View High School. Pictured with Heather are her dad, Ed, at left, and mom, Amy, at right. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

WARSAW – Heather Maxwell has played soccer with her friends since she was in kindergarten, but she is excited to step out on her own next year and take her goalie skills to Muskingum University.

“I liked being able to play with my friends because it was something we all liked and could do together,” said the River View High School senior. “Playing at Muskingum will be a lot different than in high school, but I’m excited for it.”

Maxwell signed her letter of intent to play for the Muskingum University women’s soccer team on April 28 in the library at River View.

“I’d thought about playing college sports, but I didn’t fully decide until this year,” she said. “It was a tough decision. I looked at Akron and Muskingum and Muskingum won because it wasn’t too big or too small.”

She also was sold on Muskingum after getting to watch the women’s soccer team take on Marietta College.

“They won the game and then I got introduced to the girls,” Maxwell said. “I had lunch with them and think things will go well.”

Her mom and dad, Amy and Ed Maxwell, are very proud of her and happy with her decision to attend Muskingum.

“She’s been led there from the beginning,” Ed said. “It’s been fun watching her grow from grade school to high school. She’s played most of the time with her friends so this will be a whole new ball game for her.”

River View’s Head Coach Dave Kridler has no doubt that Heather can handle the transition to college sports.

“Her best quality that I think will serve her well at the next level is that she is unflappable in the way she approaches her position and she’s very persistent,” he said. “It’s nice that she is going to be close enough for us to see her play.”

Heather is appreciative of all Kridler has done for her over the years.

“I was lucky to have him as a coach for all four years,” she said. “He taught me a lot and got me prepared for the next four years. My mom and dad also have always been there for me.”

Heather plans to major in physical therapy and encourages the younger athletes at River View to chase their dreams.

“Try to do your best at whatever you decide to do and don’t second guess yourself about anything,” she said.

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