Athlete of the Week: Reagan Wisser
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Age is proving just a number on the Gull Lake soccer team, as a Sophomore star is leading the Blue Devils into the postseason.
Newschannel 3’s Mike McCann reported on how Reagan Wisser is handling "off the field" pressure with "on the field" success.
Wisser led Gull Lake in scoring last season as a freshman, finishing with a team high 20 goals.
Her name has become synonymous with Blue Devils soccer and, the now super sophomore, works every day to uphold that good name.
Wisser said, "We have a soccer field in our backyard. And my dad was really into soccer, so I've been playing it my whole life."
The way Wisser plays soccer, you would never know there was pressure because she makes it look so easy.
Blue Devil Coach Jeff Corstrange said, "Her vision of the field. Her awareness. The way that she works. It makes her an unreal player."
It shows as the Gull Lake Sophomore leads her team in scoring with 16 goals and 10 assists, but she is just the latest in a long line of Wissers to don the Blue Devil jersey
"My older sister was on varsity too. My dad was a big part of the team to when he played here. And they were just like really good, and I'm trying to live up to be like what they were.”
Still, Wisser's handling the pressure. Comparatively, Blue Devil Coach Jeff Corstrange said it is Reagan who has the leg up on the family.
He said, "Reagan is an all-around better athlete. Regan can take a ball and go 80 yards and she'll make moves on people, and slot it far post. So she's a way different player than her older sister or her younger sister."
Gull Lake won three straight state championships from 2013 to 2015, but that streak ended last year with a regional loss during Reagan's freshman season, which means the goal for Wisser and the rest of the state-ranked Blue Devils is to try and start a new streak this season.
Wisser said, "I just want to improve on being a better teammate. Being more helpful to my team, and I guess getting more assists and stuff like that."