Eagle Award Winner: Soccer goalie to continue athletic career at Wilmington College

Eleanor Kanerva
Public Relations and TikTok Manager

Emma Storck
Photo provided by Emma Storck

Senior Emma Storck can look back on her time at Webster Groves High School with fondness. A lot of this is owed to her passion for soccer.

About what began her passion for the sport, Storck said, “I think I’m just a really competitive person, and I liked the team aspects of sports like working together. It’s not just on your own, and I really wanted to win.”

Storck will continue her soccer career at Wilmington College where she’ll major in exercise science and Wilmington College’s accelerated exercise science program with a precursor in athletic training.

Storck’s biggest supporters through this journey have been her teammates and her coaches. She specifically recognizes the specialized goalkeeper coach, Coach Kevin McBryde.

In reference to him, Storck said, “Coach McBryde challenges me every day and makes me a better player.”

As for the support she’s received from her teammates, Storck said, “My teammates push me really hard everyday at practice, even off the field to compete with them but also we’re best friends, almost like sisters.”

Storck added she’s learned a lot from soccer and that it’s taught her lessons that have assisted her in her daily life.

Storck said, “We have 13 core values, and I take a lot of them to heart, not only on the field and playing but off the field, and in the classroom, and just in my personal and social life. I think they can be implied in a lot of different ways, and I kind of embody them.”

Storck is excited for the next level of competition that college sports will bring as well as a new team of girls who she can form new bonds with.


Eleanor Kanerva- Tik Tok Editor/Public Relations

This will be Eleanor Kanerva’s first year on ECHO staff. They also made several contributions while taking journalism class their junior year.

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