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Class of 2018 Spotlight - Alex Wessel

Class of 2018 Spotlight - Alex Wessel

WINCHESTER, Va. - With graduation tomorrow, we conclude our Class of 2018 Spotlights by meeting women's soccer Academic All-America honoree Alex Wessel.

Major(s):
Political Science and Global Studies with minors in English and Mass Communications 
Sport(s) Played: 
Women's Soccer 
Why did you choose Shenandoah? 
I came to Shenandoah because my older sister went here and since I was 17 at the time and did not know how to make life-altering decisions, I just decided to come to Shenandoah because it was the easiest choice. My sister is smart, so if she picked this school, it had to be great. After visiting her for a weekend, I fell in love with the small, family feel the campus offers and I was going to be able to play soccer in college. 
Favorite Class and Professor: 
My favorite professor hands-down is Dr. Eric Leonard. My favorite class with him was either Comparative Politics or American Foreign Policy or History of Western Political Philosophy I &II…I don't have a favorite because I like to learn and they were all amazing so I highly recommend that everyone go take a Political Science class with Dr. Leonard! 
What do you like most about playing sports at SU? 
I would say getting to spend incredible quality time with Coach Pike six days a week or the endless amounts of fitness we did because I could not juggle. 
Favorite thing to do in Winchester: 
Run 120's because 120's win games. 
Favorite SU Athletics Memory: 
My favorite memory is a little twisted. After we lost in the quarterfinal game to Lynchburg my senior year, I was crying on the bus on the way home. My father sent me a screen shot of the post-game article where Coach Pike said "I thought Emily, Rebecca, and Alex played excellent games tonight." Although we lost and I was unbelievably devastated, this is the first time Coach Pike has publicly complimented me and it was the highlight of my entire time playing soccer. I finally got her stamp of approval and it is in the top 10 most important things that happened in my lifetime. OR it was the time when our bus driver in Spain ran over a tree on the way to one of our games. Either one works. 
What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? 
In all seriousness, playing sports at SU has taught me physical, mental, and emotional strength which has helped me in every aspect of life and grow into the person I am today. It has given me lifelong friendships and memories I will cherish forever. 
Post-Graduate Plans: 
I am blessed to already be employed, so after graduation I aspire to learn how to extreme coupon or audition for the TV show "Family Feud" because I know my family could win the fast money round. 
Nobody knows that I... 
go to church every Sunday and I am obsessed with reading books about Abraham Lincoln's life. 
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