Edmonds signee Kiarra Richards of Olympic earned four varsity letters in soccer and also played tennis for the Trojans

Kiarra Richards

School: Olympic

Sport(s): Tennis, soccer

Highlights: Richards played both tennis and girls soccer for the Trojans. She earned four varsity letters in soccer and was capable of playing all 11 positions on the field. She reached the Olympic League tournament in girls tennis last season and was set to play doubles this year.

Nominated by: Jeff Trainer, Olympic tennis coach

WSSP: How will you remember your time as a student-athlete at Olympic?

Richards: My time as a student-athlete at Olympic High School will be remembered by all of the countless memories I was able to make on and off the field/court with some of my closest friends.

A four-year varsity letter winner in soccer, Olympic’s Kiarra Richards will play next season at Edmonds College. (Contributed photo)

WSSP: Why did you decide to play soccer and tennis at Olympic?

Richards: I have played soccer my whole life and growing up I was always excited for high school ball. I remember (Coach) Trainer would come to my middle school games and talk to me about high school soccer, which made me even more excited to move on to the next level. Trainer would talk about how exciting and fun high school ball was, and he was totally right. I enjoyed every single moment I had on and off the field. I started playing tennis (my) sophomore year because I wanted to try something new. As tennis season of my sophomore year came around Trainer said to me, “I better see you up at the courts on Monday!” I am so glad I decided to play. Although it was very different from soccer, it was so fun to try something new. Trainer did a good job convincing me to play and lucky enough I ended up loving every second of it!

WSSP: What are your future plans?

Richards: I will be attending Edmonds Community College and playing soccer. After Edmonds, I plan on transferring to a four-year (college) in hopes of becoming a physical therapist.

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