2017 Ashley Schlag Memorial Soccer Scholarship
Recipient: Danielle Algera
February 25, 2017
First we want to thank all of the applicants who applied. The applicants have consistently been exceptional young women and it is challenging to pick one winner each year. We wish we could award each one.
Thank-you to all our generous supporters! Our corportate sponsors and special supports, those who have volunteers, participated in, or donated to the Moves Like Schlager tournaments. We are grateful to all our supporters who enable us to continue to award the Ashley Schlag Memorial Scholarship soccer award each year. This holds a very special meaning for us.
Danielle has been involved in competitive soccer most of her life. Playing with Winnipeg Phoenix from the age of 10, Danielle went on to provincial-level competition and most recently has been on the Manitoba Blizzard and her varsity team. A diverse athlete who has played many sports, Dani is undoubtedly exceptionally talented. However, she has not come by her successes easily. Dani knows what it means to have to work very hard to accomplish one's goals. Demonstrating a strong work ethic and dedication to her teams, her efforts have stood out to her coaches. This commitment and perseverance has paid off as Danielle was awarded a partial scholarship at North Dakota State University playing NCAA Division 1 soccer while pursuing a degree in environmental engineering.
Despite dedicating so much time to succeeding in soccer and academics, Dani also makes times for others. She has volunteered in several programs for the less fortunate including a mission to build homes for the homeless in Mexico. This compassion is another attribute that aligns perfectly with the Ashley Schlag Memorial Soccer Scholarship criteria. This year’s recipient is a talented young woman who embodies a quiet strength, humility, and grace.
Danielle, we are honoured to be able to play a small role in acknowledging your exceptional character and you have our heartfelt wishes for all the best in your future!