Liberty senior sets sights on East Central College
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:32am admin
Brooke Phelan, contributing writer
On Friday, June 19, graduating senior Amber Collins signed her letter of intent at Liberty High School. The dedicated soccer player was accompanied by her parents, Darren and Heidi Collins, friends, and coaches Tiffany Webb and Shelly Renegar, at the signing.
Collins plans to go to East Central College in Union Missouri to pursue a degree in Radiology while continuing to advance in her athletic accomplishments. East Central College is equipped with indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate soccer, volleyball, softball, and baseball players who attend the school. The school even won the MCCAC academic all sports award from 2010- 2019 calling it a “Decade of Domination” on their webpage.
Collins has been granted two scholarships towards her college education: an academic scholarship for books from East Central and the Lorri Reese Memorial Scholarship from Liberty Highschool.
When asked what the greatest achievement of her highschool soccer career was, Collins said “It's a difficult question, but I think I’d have to say winning districts”.
Head Coach Shelly Renegar describes Collins as “A utility player, I can fill practically any position with Amber’s skill. She’s positive and, with our season being canceled, I’m going to miss her influence on the team”.
Amber’s mom, Heidi Collins is very proud of her daughter’s achievements and thinks highly of East Central Colleges educational approach “It’s an excellent program. Only two years and Amber will be done”