Winners

Maggie Loeffler

National Athlete of the Year

Maggie Loeffler
High School: Bloom Carroll
City: Carroll, OH
Team Name: Bulldogs
Grade: Senior
Sport: Soccer
Position: Midfield, Fullback

Stats: 2013-2014 Soccer
Goals: 5
Assists: 2
Shutouts 2012-2013: 19

Track & Field:
300m Hurdle: 46.94 sec
100m Hurdle: 15.4 sec
High Jump: 5’3

Sports:
– Soccer – All State, All Conference, 3 time 1st Team All Conference, 2 time 1st Team All District, 2 time League Player of the Year
– Track & Field – All State, All Conference, 3 time 1st Team All District

Academic Accomplishments:
– 4.0 GPA (Unweighted)
– ACT Score 24

Top Leadership/Volunteer Accomplishments:

– Science Club Vice President, Key Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Student Council President
– U-8 and U-10 Girls Soccer Coach, Coordinator of “Dawg Days” Soccer Camp
– Planned, directed, and attended a mission trip to Ecuador

Highlights and Quotes:

A successful high school soccer and track & field athlete, Maggie’s life experiences have given her a better understanding of the correlation between faith and works. She has learned that “works without faith is useless; just as faith without works is pointless.”

Maggie’s faith into works understanding was played out as a sixteen year old. “I had a dream to take soccer balls to another country and play the game with the children there. At the time it had only been a thought or a hope, but soon this dream was starting to grow into a reality. I presented it to my mom and my best friend, and when they both jumped on board and said they would come; I had a stepping stone. While this was chaotic and new at times, the opportunity to spread love and God’s Word to children in Ecuador was becoming a reality. In one year we were faced with fall outs and re-evaluations of almost every kind; however, this turned into an unforgettable trip. On July 25, 2013, the three of us left for Quito, Ecuador.”

Maggie’s testimony is a unique story of realizing that her relationship with the Lord is every day and not just on Sunday. “I didn’t need to be cured from cancer or be killed in a car accident and brought back to life in order to have a special moment of life saving grace. Over time, I realized I could find every moment and every mountain top that I needed just by living in the exact moment that God had put me in that very second. My moment of coming to Christ I believe was through this realization; that the walk is an everyday moment that God is using you each second.”