By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Bulldog senior Kiersten Anstead has talent in two sports.
She plays Basketball and Softball. In hoops she plays the post and in softball she plays first base.
Memorable moments in sports:
“I will be attending Jackson College to further my academic career while also having the opportunity to play basketball,” Kiersten said.”
Her favorite teacher is Matt Pedlow who teaches AP Econ. “Todd Blomquist and Tony Scheffler: they are my basketball coaches and are my favorite coaches,” she said.
Friends are important for her. “I have met my best friends through sports,” she said. “Riley Davis, Jessica Emmert, Katie Wickman, Grace Lane, Andrea Kowalski, and Stephanie Dark. They are so important to me because I know they always will have my back,and support me, and build my confidence.”
Her college major currently is not known. She is undecided, and is thinking something involving sports medicine, sports management, or nursing. Her parents and siblings are Sarah and Fred Anstead, Drew (21), Gabe (15), Luke (14), and Seth (14). She said her family is everything and she wouldn’t be anywhere without them.
Advice for young athletes is strong: “I would say don’t take anything for granted and appreciate what we have here in Chelsea because it could be gone in a second,” she said. “Also that hard work and drive will help you be successful and allow you to reach your goals. Don’t let obstacles get in the way of your goals. As Coach B always says,” It’s not about what happens to you, it is how you respond.”