2017-05-17 / Walled Lake Western

Western’s Tamer signs to play soccer at Wisconsin Parkside

BY DAVE WALCZYK
STAFF WRITER

For the typical student athlete, earning a high school letter or two is something to be very proud of during one’s high school career. Well, Walled Lake Western goalkeeper Christina Tamer is not your “typical” student athlete. 

Tamer, who recently signed to play soccer at the University of Wisconsin Parkside has earned twelve (yes, twelve!) varsity letters in her four years at Western.

Besides being a standout goalkeeper for Western and a three-time state champion with the Michigan Hawks, Tamer has played varsity volleyball and basketball for the Warriors since she enrolled as a freshman in 2013.

As a freshman goalie, Tamer helped lead Western to a 10-0 divisional record and the KLAA North Division title. The team had a 15-2 overall record and won the Lakes Conference Championship.

On the hardwood during her senior year, Tamer was instrumental in the Lady Warriors’ banner season in which the team went 20-5 and captured its first KLAA North crown, the first district title since 1988, and advanced to the school’s first regional final since 1983.

Tamer, one of the most versatile athletes to play at Western, enjoys playing all three sports, but her first love has always been soccer. Besides Wisconsin Parkside, the senior goalkeeper also received interest from Bowling Green State University and Indiana Tech.

The Class of 2017 grad said, “I decided to sign with Parkside because it has always been a goal of mine to go to college out of state. During the recruiting process, I was never pressured into making a decision by Parkside Coach Brittany Nikolic.”

Tamer continued, “When I visited Parkside, I fell in love with the campus. They also have one of the best criminal justice programs, and I would like to go into some type of law enforcement in the future.”

With high school soccer season winding down, Tamer’s high school athletic career will also soon come to an end. Like most graduates, she will begin a new milestone when she begins classes next fall.

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