Bucks athlete commits to college soccer

LEROY — An enjoyable girls basketball season has ended for Pine River senior Anna Lindquist. Now it’s time to start focusing on college soccer.

Lindquist and the Bucks ended their season earlier this month with a loss to Hemlock at the Class c regional finals. The Bucks finished with a 22-3 record.

“I think we played pretty good,” Lindquist said after her team scored a regional semifinal win over Montabella. “There’s definitely things that we could have done better. We have to play more aggressively on defense.”

The Mustangs lost 60-55 to a team led by Samantha Hauss with 28 points.

Lindquist will be running track for Pine River’s girls team this spring. Then she’ll be focusing on junior college soccer at Jackson College (Mich.).

“I’ve been playing soccer in high school and I liked it enough so I wanted to go on and play it more,” she said. “I did some research, found them and I emailed them. They have on-campus housing.”

Lindquist played during the fall on Pine River’s boysteam. The school doesn’t have a separate girls team during the spring. She played forward and mid.

“I went down and practiced with the team for a day,” she said. “I communicated with them.”

After track season and two months off, she’ll join the Jackson College team.

Lindquist said she started mulling the possibility of a college soccer career during her junior high school season. She indicated after she’s done with the two-year college, she hopes to transfer to a four-year school.