Spartans’ Wessel, Thiry sign letters of intent
Malaki Wessel and Antonio Thiry, two of Luxemburg Casco High School’s leading senior soccer players, signed letters of intent with Midwest colleges recently.
Malaki Wessel signed a letter with Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, an NCAA Division II school, on March 9.
Wessel will play left defense and also plans to study nursing while he is at the university.
“I went to a camp there and then they recruited me,” said Wessel.
“I’ve been playing soccer since I was 5 years old and played clubs since I was 11, and that got me to keep on going,” he said.
Antonio Thiry signed a letter of intent with Findlandia University in Hancock, Mich., a Division III school, on March 10.
He will major in history and plans to be either a history teacher or museum curator.
Thirty said he has been playing soccer since he was 8 year old and “had a lot of good coaches.”
“I’m really excited,” he said. “It is an exciting way to move forward and gain an education.”
Last season, he switched from defense to mid-field and scored 12 goals.
Under Luxemburg-Casco varsity soccer coach Blair Bandow, the team had an 8-0 record and lost in the regionals last season, Thiry said.
“We are all high-intensity players who push each other; we have determination,” said Thiry.
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