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EVERY STUDENT HAS A STORY: Amy Zyck

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Amy Zyck (center) seems to do it all, but here she's spending time participating in a Younglife event.

Robby Filec, Staff Reporter

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Sophomore Amy Zyck has found her niche, and its not dance or basketball, its soccer. Not only is she involved in athletics, but she participates in Young Life, Best Buddies, Ultimate Frisbee, and Model UN. Since kindergarten, Amy has been an avid soccer player.

“I played soccer because of my dad. My brother played soccer, so my dad had me play. I was good at it and I kept playing. My dad played with my brother and me, but never on a team,” she said. “I like playing games and winning.”

Her favorite soccer team is the Chicago Fire, although she doesn’t pay much attention to professional teams, as she is always doing something. When asked how she does it all, she said, “It just fits together. ”

She has played for many teams, such as the Komarek team, RB United team, North Riverside Recreation team, and currently the Chicago Inter team. Forward is her favorite position.

Thankfully, other than a few sore ankles, Zyck hasn’t sustained any serious injuries in soccer, which could be many, like broken ankles, shins, etc. Her favorite memory of soccer is when she was attending a soccer camp run by a professional soccer player.

Zyck doesn’t just play soccer; she is in a multitude of clubs, such as Young Life, Best Buddies, Model UN, and Ultimate Frisbee, though she can’t attend many of the practices. “I don’t have a favorite club, I like them all,” she said when she was asked which was her favorite.

Clubs are a great way to meet people, and thats just what she did. Zyck said, “My life has changed in these clubs by meeting new people.” Zyck has been participating in Young Life since freshman year.

Zyck plans to play in college, although she isnt sure what college. She has considered playing professionally, but isn’t sure if she would make.

Whether scoring a goal or helping a special needs kid, Zyck is living life in the fast lane, and is confident in her abilities.

This feature is part of our “Every Student Has a Story” spotlight.  We believe every student at RB has an important story to tell, and we’re committed to getting as many of them told as possible.  Look for new additions regularly.

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