By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Park senior Kyleigh Richards loves her two sports. For four years she has played varsity softball and basketball.
In softball she plays outfield and in basketball she plays center/forward.
Memorable sports moments: “Finding out we won leagues for basketball after defeating Wyandotte on our senior night for basketball my junior year,” Kyleigh said. “Going into overtime with Southgate after Gracen Kubik made a three pointer from the corner my sophomore year in basketball.”
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Brown, she has him currently for AP Calculus & had him for Pre-Calc.
Her favorite coach is Coach Steve Littleton (Softball),
College is undecided but is thinking maybe Wayne State University. Her major will be Exercise Science.
She has strong goals: “To make unforgettable bonds with the girls I play with,” she said. “Learn and focus on communication skills and working together to earn a team win.”
She wants to have fun in the future. “Find a job that I’m successful at and that I enjoy doing daily,” she said. “I want to have a healthy family and plan on adopting kids. Eventually I want to be able to give back to my community.”
Friends for her include Madi Ramey (best friend & teammate), Lynsey Fowler (best friend & soccer player), Izzy Conn & Madison Stibel (teammates), Abbie Slate (cousin), and Morgan Cartwright (former teammate).
Her parents and siblings are Vicky & Chris Richards and her brother is Nate Richards.
Advice to younger athletes is important. “Leave everything you have out on the court/field,” she added. “Everyone says time goes by so fast in high school & I never really believed it until last year when the buzzer went off & I realized I didn’t get to play another game with my cousin, Abbie or teammates anymore because they were seniors. Play for each other, not for yourself.”