In the Spotlight with Spring Arbor’s Aubrey Schierbeek
AVON, Ohio – Aubrey Schierbeek of the Spring Arbor women’s soccer team is showcased in this week’s Crossroads League Spotlight. The weekly feature highlights some of the finest student-athletes from around the league.
Schierbeek is majoring in nursing with a minor in biology. The senior forward helped SAU to the NAIA National Championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish in 2016. Schierbeek has won a pair of NAIA All-American awards, is a three-time All-Crossroads League performer, was named the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and is an Academic All-Crossroads League performer in the classroom.
Schierbeek and the Cougars are off to a 2-0 start to the 2017 campaign and will open their quest for a seventh-straight Crossroads League title when they begin league play at Saint Francis on September 30.
Crossroads League Spotlight
Spring Arbor University
What attracted you to Spring Arbor? I was attracted to Spring Arbor because it is a small Christian school with smaller class sizes, but mainly for the atmosphere. The girls on our team are one of a kind. They truly care about each other and even as a recruit, you could tell how selfless and loving everyone was.
What do you hope to be doing in five years? I hope to be working in a hospital and continuing my schooling to become a nurse practitioner specializing in orthopedics.
What has been your favorite moment so far at SAU? My favorite moment so far has to be winning a national championship. The memories I made on the trip will never be forgotten like playing with a great group of girls, the bus ride home and coming back to a school that supported us the whole way. It is a memory that I will never forget.
One word that describes your team and why? Family. We all come from different places and backgrounds but in the end, we all love each other and want what is best for each other.
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or routines? I always wear purple pre-wrap and I always put a piece of our team’s color of electrical tape over my shin guards.
Who do you turn to for advice? I go to my mom. She has helped me through a lot, especially in college. I know that I will always get her honest opinion.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation, so I can teleport to warmer weather.