By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Dexter junior Abigail Tamer can play some serious field hockey and soccer.
Accomplishments in sports:
All State First Team 2017, 2017, 2019.
Player of the Year 2019.
All Midwest Region 2nd Team 2017.
All Midwest Region 1st Team 2018.
All American Preseason Player to Watch 2019.
Max Field Hockey top 10 player of 2021 graduating class.
Selected to U17 National Team in 2019.
“The most memorable moment I’ve been a part of in my field hockey career is probably when our High School team won states in late October of this year,” Abby said. “A lot of us had spent all of our high school careers getting so close to winning just to fall short, so to finally win after two or three years for some of us, was such a great feeling.”
She has favorite classes. “I really enjoy my IB Biology class because of how interesting it is,” she said. “I have always enjoyed the sciences and the way the class is taught and the things we do have been so interesting all year. I have always enjoyed sciences and math and that’s stayed pretty true throughout this year, but one other class that has interested me is my English class,” she said. “The things we do in that class come pretty easily to me and are very interesting in my eyes.”
Her favorite teacher is probably her strength and conditioning teacher, Coach Whittaker, who is also one of the football coaches, and a health teacher. She said he is very motivating and easy to talk to and he comes and supports them in our sports.
Her future is so bright she has to wear sun glasses. “I am currently committed to play field hockey at the University of Michigan and I am extremely grateful and excited for this opportunity,” she said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without my teammates and coaches and friends and I know it’s going to be an amazing experience. I don’t have a plan for my major as of yet, but I see something in the medical field as an option that has always interested me.”
Both her parents, Keely and Chris, went to Michigan and were student athletes there. Her mom played field hockey and her dad played hockey. He went on to play in the NHL for various teams and now coaches young teams and runs a crossfit gym. Her mom went on to coach at Kent State and teach in high school, and now she coaches their high school and club team.
Her sister, Emma, plays field hockey at Michigan as well, and she has been thriving this year. Her brother, Christopher, plays hockey in Texas and will live there all year long.
“I enjoy playing sports and hanging out with friends and family,” she said. “My family and I are all very competitive so often times, you can find us playing some sport together like tennis, basketball, baseball, ping pong, or some combination of any sports.”
Advice to younger athletes is strong. “Remember that you always have room to improve and that you will never peak if you keep working hard,” she said. “Find a balance between your sport, school, and your social life so that you don’t drive yourself crazy with too much of one of them.”