Senior Nichole Mertz has had an impressive athletic career in high school; however, she is not stopping there. In the Fall she plans on furthering her education at Dixie State University playing soccer. Out of her many offers, she decided to attend Dixie State for several reasons.
Mertz said, “I love the coach, the location, the conference, and I know quite a few girls on the team.”
Mertz’s advice to anyone who wishes to succeed is, “Don’t give up. If you give up when times are hard, you’ll never succeed. Put in the work, do your best, and the outcome will take care of itself.”
At Dixie University she wants to major in either nursing or nutrition. She wants to help people.
“I love serving and being able to help people feel better whether that be physically or mentally,” said Mertz.
Besides soccer she also swims. She started swimming at age ten because of her brother who also swam. She has succeeded in the sport in high school as well by setting numerous records and winning many competitions. Besides her love for sports, she also has hobbies such as photography, cooking, baking, and reading. She gets her inspiration for everything from her parents.
“My parents always taught me to do my best in everything no matter what it is. That thought has inspired me through hard days and exhausting workouts,” said Mertz.
This thought can also help her as she attends college in an effort to achieve some of the same successes she has had in high school.