A senior midfielder who has honed her soccer skills with the Islanders over the last four years has been named DeLaSalle’s Athena Award winner.
Ansley Atkinson will be honored at a luncheon May 4. The Athena Award is given annually to one senior female athlete in each Twin Cities high school and is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports.
Atkinson is a two-year captain for the DeLaSalle varsity girls’ soccer team who finished as a finalist for Ms. Soccer this past fall. She also earned All-metro Second Team this fall, is a three-year All Conference winner and a two-year Class A first team All-State winner. Atkinson is also a Distinguished Scholar, having earned a grade point average of 4.0 or higher through the first semester of her senior year.
Atkinson has received an athletic scholarship to play Division I women’s soccer at Creighton University, a powerhouse in women’s soccer in the NCAA.