Becoming a Tiger

Incoming athlete profiles

Amanda Dotlich is currently a senior at Brownsburg High School and has recently signed to become a Tiger next fall. Dotlich plays two positions on her high school soccer team, forward and outside defense. During her high school career, she has won several awards for soccer: including Rookie if the year, Academic All State two years in a row, All-Conference Player, All-County Player, team captain her senior year and also held the title of most goals scored on her team. Dotlich is not only a star athlete, she also strives academically, she is a member of her high school’s National Honor Society (NHS) and she was in the top 25 of her class. Next year at Olivet Dotlich plans on majoring in Actuarial Science and double minoring in Spanish and Accounting.

When asked why she decided to attend Olivet next year Dotlich responded, “I wanted to go to a college where I felt at home. This is a place where the Lord is a huge part of our daily lifestyle, where I feel comfortable within my surroundings, and where academics are a priority. Academics and Christ are the tops things I used to choose a college and the fantastic soccer program is just icing on the cake.”

“I decided to come to Olivet because I really liked the dietetics professor. I could tell how excited she was about her job and how passionate she was about doing whatever she can to make her students successful,” said 5-foot 9-inch outside hitter Micki Quack currently attends Community High School where she is a part of her school’s leadership program and also NHS. “I really liked all the mission opportunities Olivet has, all the volleyball coaches and players and appreciate how they involve God in everything they do.”

Quack has recently signed to be a part of ONU’s volleyball team next season. Throughout her volleyball career she has played in high school and she is also a player for Illini Elite, her local club team. Recently Quack has received the title of All-American and has traveled to the state conference the past two years. Her personal stats for the current season consist of 316 kills, 234 digs and 32 aces.

Haley Lapanowski is a 5-foot 4-inch defensive player that has recently signed to play soccer here at Olivet. Lapanowski currently attends Brandon High School where she is class president, NHS president and a member of Youth Alive, her high school’s bible study.

She also does a lot of community service in her free time, “One of my favorite community service events is every year we go help Ortonville Community Emergency Fund (OCEF) and our local church for collect, counting, and organizations cans and toys around the holidays.”

Lapanowski excited for her time here at Olivet..

“[Olivet] just feels like the perfect place to grow as a person, grow as a student, and most importantly grow in Christ! I am very excited to begin my journey at Olivet,” responded Lapanowski when asked why she is deciding to attend Olivet.

Nicole Pilbeam, Sports Editor

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