Amanda Allred admits she never had much free time in high school. During her senior year at White Pine High School, she started on three different varsity sports teams, became the student body president and actively helped run extracurricular programs.
“I just like to volunteer my time and help other people. Other than playing in sports and being involved in school, there is always something I like to be doing,” Allred said.
All the hard work paid off, as Allred was awarded an athletic scholarship to play soccer for the University of Kansas. She called moving up from a small town high school to get to play on a Division I NCAA squad an “honor.”
“I feel privileged. I think it is a great opportunity to get to go and do big things while still representing my White Pine team,” Allred said.
Playing goalkeeper for the White Pine soccer team, Allred quickly became a star due to her high level of athleticism. According to www.maxpreps.com, Allred allowed less than two goals per game in her final season. Unlike most goalie’s however, Allred would also make an impact on offense as well.
“Every time I did get to play on the other side of the field, I would end up scoring once or twice,” she said.
This is nothing new for Allred, who has been