Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls soccer seniors, from left, Leni Schilling (an exchange student from Germany), Mariah Kadinger and Angelica Rodriguez will be honored before the Crimson Bears match against Thunder Mountain at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the Adair Kennedy pitch. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls soccer seniors, from left, Leni Schilling (an exchange student from Germany), Mariah Kadinger and Angelica Rodriguez will be honored before the Crimson Bears match against Thunder Mountain at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the Adair Kennedy pitch. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Crimson Bears senior soccer girls to be honored Tuesday

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé hosts Thunder Mountain in final home match

The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears girls soccer team will honor their senior players at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the Adair-Kennedy pitch prior to their cross-town derby match against the Thunder Mountain Falcons.

“You get to spend a lot of time with them on trips and at practice and things like that,” said JDHS coach Matt Dusenberry. “So you create a bond with all of them and you hope you have helped at least establish a life long sport that they will play later on in life.”

The JDHS senior girls are:

Mariah Kadinger – defense, No. 21.

Favorite food – Any kind of pasta.

Favorite music – I am not really picky about music.

Other pastimes – Painting.

Plans after high school – Study biology at University of Alaska Southeast and further my education to become a radiologist.

Advice to young players/students – Always have a positive attitude and have fun.

“Well Mariah didn’t get to have a freshman year because that would have been a pandemic year but she has been with us for three years,” Dusenberry said. “It has been great to see here evolve over those three years. She really learned the game, I believe her sophomore year might have been her first year playing soccer so it has been kind of cool to see her develop. She always seems to have a positive outlook about everything, on and off the field.”

Angelica Rodriguez – defensive midfielder, No. 25.

Favorite food – Mexican pupusa.

Favorite music – Mostly pop.

Other pastimes – Nap, read and eat.

Plans after high school – Study music and psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to become a music therapist.

Advice to young players/students – Take advantage of the summer school classes offered.

“She is a figure skater first,” Dusenberry said. “So we don’t get to see her a lot during the season because there is a big overlap in March and April when she needs to practice and go to performances and she just got back from a trip to California. It has been great to have her when she has been able to play to play. She is a gritty, hard nosed, tenacious defender. She has also worked on her credits so that she could graduate a year early.”

Helena ‘Leni’ Schilling – (German exchange student) defense, No. 8.

Favorite food – Sushi.

Favorite music – Most kinds.

Other pastimes – Hanging out with my friends, and playing tennis.

Plans after high school – After high school here I will graduate in Germany and I plan on taking a gap year.

Advice to young players/students – Always have fun.

“Leni is an exchange student for us,” Dusenberry said. “She lives with Cerys (Hudson) another player on the team. It has been great to see Leni in a team sport in Juneau, Alaska and kind of just try it out. She is always up for whatever challenge we throw at her.”

More in Sports

The author’s wife fights a steelhead while the author contemplates fly selection. (Photo by Jeff Lund)
I Went to the Woods: The fear of missing fish

Student: “You know, FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out” Me: “I know… Continue reading

Astrophysicists Lindsay Glesener, left, and Sabrina Savage enjoy the sunshine on an observation deck at the Neil Davis Science Center on a hilltop at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. (Photo by Ned Rozell)
Alaska Science Forum: Waiting for the sun at Poker Flat

POKER FLAT RESEARCH RANGE — Under a bluebird sky and perched above… Continue reading

Maddy Fortunato, a Chickaloon middle school student, sets to attempt the one-hand reach by touching a suspended ball while remaining balanced on the other hand during the Traditional Games on Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Striving for the perfect balance of competition, camaraderie at seventh annual Traditional Games

More than 250 participants pursue personal goals while helping others during Indigenous events.

Purple mountain saxifrage blooms on cliffs along Perseverance Trail in early April. (Photo by Pam Bergeson)
On the Trails: Flowers and their visitors

Flowers influence their visitors in several ways. Visitors may be attracted by… Continue reading

Elias Lowell, 15, balances his way to the end of the pond during the annual Slush Cup at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Sunday, the last day of what officials called and up-and-down season. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Up-and-down season at Eaglecrest ends on splashy note with Slush Cup

Ski area’s annual beach party features ice-filled water, snowy shores and showboating skimmers.

Aren Gunderson of the UA Museum of the North inspects the back paw of a Siberian tiger donated recently by officials of the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage after the tiger died at age 19. (Photo by Ned Rozell)
Alaska Science Forum: Siberian tiger takes final rest at museum

It’s a safe bet that Aren Gunderson’s Toyota Tundra is the only… Continue reading

A rainbow connects with Kajson Cunningham (30) as he connects with the ball for Thunder Mountain High School during Tuesday’s game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé at JDHS, the opening match of the season for both teams. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
High school soccer season starts with a spectrum of goals and milestones

JDHS boys begin state title defense with 4-0 victory over TMHS, which is playing its final season.

Donovan Jackson, 12, of Juneau competes in the one-foot high kick during the 2022 Traditional Games on April 2, 2022. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file photo)
Record number of participants expected for seventh annual Traditional Games

Teams from Alaska, Canada and Lower 48 to compete in 12 Indigenous skills events starting Friday.

Alwen Carrillo, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, signs a letter of intent on Monday to play college basketball at Edmond College in Lynnwood, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Annie Lazo-Chappell)
Alwen Carrillo signs letter of intent to play basketball for Edmond College

All-state JDHS guard averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists during senior season.

Most Read