Life

Student-Athletes plan their futures

Mason Huerter

Q: Do you plan to continue playing football in college?

A: I am pursuing playing football in college but have not officially decided yet. If I don’t play football, I will either attend UNI for construction management or go straight into the workforce and take online courses and get a 4-year degree that way. 

Q: Do you feel that Pella has prepared you well for college-level sports?

A: I feel Pella has definitely prepared me to play at the collegiate level because of the amazing coaches and role models I’ve been able to have throughout my four years here. 

Q: What are your next steps in life?

A: My next steps in life are to either work and take online courses or go to school and play football or work oddball jobs.

Nicholas Grandia

Q: Do you have plans to commit to any sports for college?

A: There’s a chance of playing baseball at Northwestern, but other than that there’s really nothing. I don’t even know if I want to yet. I think I’m going to go to UNI if I don’t want to play baseball, and I’ll do the intramurals and club teams. So I’d still continue on, but not full-on for the time commitment like it would be at Northwestern.

Q: Do you feel like Pella has prepared you well for college-level sports?

A: I’d say so, yeah. All of our coaches have been really good to me and good influences. I think that it would go pretty well; it would just be a little different.

Q: What are your next steps in life?

A: Either Northwestern or UNI, I don’t really know what I want to do yet. I’m still trying to figure that out, but we’re just going by whatever we feel like at this point. 

Caroline McMartin

Q: Are you planning to commit to running in college?

A: As of now, I’m going to plan on running the next four years in college. I’m not exactly sure where, but I’m thinking about a D3 school right now.

Q: Do you feel that Pella has prepared you well for college-level sports?

A: I think they have. We have really good coaches, and I’m really blessed to have been able to work with all of them. I think they really tell you to listen to your body, so you’re sure of yourself. I think that’s something I can take on to college.

Q: What are your next steps in life?

A: Right now I’m doing visits, kind of figuring out where I want to go for college, figuring out majors and all that. I’ve found one that I’m leaning towards, and I’m working on finalizing and applications. I’m looking forward to college.