At Nebraska Soccer Talk, we love covering everything soccer related. For the most part, that means covering games and providing analysis/opinions. However, our overall mission and purpose is far reaching and ambitious. Our goal is to bring the soccer community closer together through collaboration and communication. There are countless people that deserve recognition for their efforts as a player, official, or coach. Throughout the season, we will be highlighting these individuals through our Get To Know Me articles.
This will be a series made up of three different components. All of which is meant to bring attention to the soccer community.
- Get To Know Me (Coach Edition) – These individuals are responsible for building their programs, growing the game of soccer, and mentoring the next generation. We look forward to learning about their lives and philosophies.
- Get To Know Me (Player Edition) – This article series will focus on high school juniors and seniors that have demonstrated themselves to be quality players and people. With these features, our community will learn about some of the most impressive players in the state.
- Future of the Game – This article series will focus on the freshmen and sophomore classes. These are players that we will be covering for years to come.
Thank you to every individual that provided information for this idea. We appreciate your thoughtful and timely responses.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Chris and Jenny Zimmers
High School Soccer Team: Millard North Girls Varsity Soccer team
Position: Center or outside forward
Club Team: Sporting Omaha FC ECNL Premier 02/03
Grade: Senior (12th grade)
What is your favorite subject in school? Why?
Science is my favorite subject, I really enjoy all my science courses and I hope to major in biology next fall. I love learning about the way things work and how everything impacts our world.
What are your future plans?
Next year, I am attending the University of South Dakota to continue my soccer and academic career. I plan to major in biology and eventually go into nursing.
Who’s your favorite soccer player and why?
Julie Ertz on the US women’s national team is my favorite soccer player. Her work ethic is really admirable and she always plays 110%. She is such a strong player and leader, her team can always count on her. These are the qualities I strive for, especially this year as a senior I want to be able to be a trusted teammate and leader.
Throughout your high school career, you have undoubtedly learned many lessons and matured as a player. Based on those lessons and experiences, give three pieces of advice to your freshman self.
Three pieces of advice I would give to my freshman self are:
- Don’t stress about goals, you can play an amazing game and not score.
- If you make a mistake, move on. You can’t go back and fix it so don’t beat yourself up about it, just go make up for it.
- Play every game like it’s your last.
Who has helped you become the player that you are today? How did they help you? Is there anything you would like to tell them?
The person in my life that has helped me become the player I am today is my older sister Regan Zimmers. Having a sister who plays the same sport is something I am thankful for every day. She pushes me and motivates me to do my best and I have looked up to her ever since I was little. She is always down to go on runs with me or go to the fields to get touches. She pushes me to go even when I don’t feel like it. She has an amazing work ethic and constantly wants to be the best at everything she does. I was lucky enough to win a state championship with her and I am forever grateful that I got to experience that with her by my side. She is an amazing player and an even better person. I can always turn to her for advice about college soccer or just life in general. I can’t wait to play against her for the next 3 years and start our sibling rivalry. Without her, I would not be the player I am today.
Could you see yourself coaching soccer someday? Is that a path that you are interested in following? If so, why?
I could definitely see myself coaching someday. A couple of years ago my club offered a coaching class, so I currently have my grassroots license already. I want to hopefully coach my kids someday and continue to keep the sport in my life. However, I think coaching little league soccer is most likely as far as I would go with it.
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