This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Jamie Matheson, a senior soccer player from Barberton High School.
Jamie says soccer is a family affair and she shares that love of the game with her sisters.
“My two younger sisters played and they started playing first and I went to the games and I wanted to play and never stopped,” she said.
Jamie currently plays for the Magics with one of her sisters and she enjoys that experience.
“We’re harder on each other, but it works well, we like each other, and we like playing together.”
As a captain, Matheson says she leads both vocally and by example, depending on what the team calls for. Head Coach Scott Kelley said Jamie is a standout player for the Magics.
“She anchors our defense with impressive speed and incredible vision of the game,” Kelley said.
That excellence also transfers away from the pitch as well according to Kelley.
“Off the field, she has earned a 3.68 GPA, and is involved in several BHS clubs and community activities,” he said.
Jamie is actively involved in Student Council, Helping Hands, and Ski Club. Upon graduation in the spring, Jamie plans on attending the University of Akron, where she looks to major in Financial Planning.
We wish Jamie the best in all of her future endeavors.