COLUMBUS – Two stars from the Scotus athletic programs that have continually made runs at State , have signed their letters of intent to play in college.
Maggie Feehan and Kendra Wiese signed their letters on Thursday to play for College of Saint Mary in Omaha. An announcement that comes shortly after the two picked up gold medals from the Nebraska State Championships in Lincoln.
Maggie Feehan will be playing soccer for the Flames, and says working with Flames Intrim Head Coach Jordan Irsik over the past couple years, made the decision easy.
“I was thinking about [playing college] basketball for a little bit, but I also really like soccer,” Said Feehan. “Just meeting with the team I felt at home there.”
“I got the call from Jordan Irsik and she helped us play soccer for the past few years, so I really enjoyed her as a coach. When she called me I was like, ‘this is a great opportunity.”
Irsik says the decision was easy when it came to offering Feehan a spot.
“I’m excited to have Maggie join the group,” Irsik said. “She’s a strong presence in the midfield and is tactically and technically well coached. She’s a competitive three-sport athlete which shows in what she does on the field. Her work ethic on the pitch and in the classroom will make her a great fit for CSM.”
Kendra Wiese has played soccer for four years at Scotus, and has played golf for two years. Thanks to some impressive athletic capabilities, Wiese has signed her letter of intent to play for both the soccer and golf teams at Saint Mary.
“Soccer is more my first love I would say, and then we also contacted the golf coach, and I really liked her, and I met some of the girls as well and so I’m going to try doing both,” said Wiese.
Both coaches shared excitement about being able to add Wiese to their rosters’
“Kendra is technically strong and moves the ball very well in the midfield,” Irsik said. “She is a fearless competitor in everything she does. Kendra plays a very similar style to what we want to do and will have an impact on our midfield right away.”
“Kendra will make a nice addition to the golf team,” Rodriquez said. “She is a dedicated and hard-working student-athlete. Kendra has a lot of potential and I’m excited to see how far she’ll go with her collegiate golf career.”
The two will compete this spring for the Scotus Soccer team that hopes to make a return to the State Championship.
CSM currenlty has two Columbus natives in Junior Haley Perry and Sophomore Elli McMeekin. Columbus High Senior Regi Zakrzewski also signed with CSM to play Volleyball and Tennis.
**Coaches were quoted from the College of St. Mary’s athletics website