NAME: Malia Berkely
SCHOOL: Badin High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2016
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Back-to-back state championships
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 5'8"-125 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Liberty Township
PARENTS: Todd & Nicole
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Family
FUTURE GOAL: Professional soccer, Olympic Gold Medal and World Cup winner
A senior, Malia is a soccer All-American who led the Lady Rams (21-1-1) last season to a second straight Ohio state Div. III soccer championship.
Accounting for 34 points last season (14 goals-6 assists), Malia earned virtually every top award imaginable, including Ms. Ohio Soccer, Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year, Ohio Div. III Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Player of the Year, Women's Sports Association Sportswoman of the Year and Cincinnati Player of the Year, to name a few.
Malia's many accomplishments even caught the attention of Sports Illustrated who featured her in its "Faces in the Crowd" section. She also was the only junior selected this past June as one of six finalists for the LaRosa's Female MVP of the Year award.
A great student (4.0 GPA) who is active in community service, Malia is a member of the USA National U18 soccer team and has committed to play collegiately at Florida State University. Her favorite athlete is Messi and most-like-to-meet is Zac Efron.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Malia embodies the perfect blend of academic achievement and a commitment to excellence on the field. No one does it better."
— Todd Berkely, Soccer Coach
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