Huntington, Ind. - Huntington University head coach Ryan Burgher and the women’s soccer program are excited to announce the signing of Grandview High School and Colorado Storm standout Kaitlyn Dreman.
As a four-year member of the Grandview soccer team, Dreman was named Rookie of the Year in 2009. As a junior, she earned Academic All-State First Team honors and during her final campaign she was the soccer representative for the Athletic Counsel at Grandview.
When not donning a Wolves uniform, Dreman played for the Colorado Storm Soccer Club, competing in a 3v3 international tournament throughout her high school year. In 2008, Dreman led her team to a Regional Championship. The following year Dreman’s team placed fifth in World’s.
Off the field Dreman has been involved in many different organizations. Dreman is an active member of her youth group. She has also served in student leadership over the last three years during which she founded the school’s annual talent show, chaired several committees and attended three leadership conferences. She was named the Junior Class Historian and currently serves as the Senior Class President.
Dreman has served as the Vice President of the Spanish Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the last two years. She was also the Key Club Vice President as a sophomore and junior.
Denman played for the Wolves’ basketball team her freshman and senior years where she received the Hustle Award in 2009 and Most Improved in 2011. She was also named to the Academic All-State First Team.
In addition to her success on the field, Dreman has excelled in the classroom. Having earned three Academic Letters to date, she will likely receive her fourth at the conclusion of her senior year. During her freshman year she was the General Business Student of the Year and received the Outstanding Achievement in Math and the Science Achievement Award. As a sophomore she received the Outstanding Achievement in Math and Social Studies and the Science Achievement Award. She was an AP Scholar her junior year. As a senior Dreman is a Valedictorian candidate.
Dreman has also made an impact in her community. She has coached a boys’ soccer team for four years. She began with a team of six boys all under the age of five playing 3v3 soccer. “This last fall 2010 season I coached eight boys to play 5v5 with goal keepers,” noted Dreman. “Watching them grow and learn what I am passionate about has been priceless. I earned my coaching certificate last year, but remained a volunteer. I coached two practices a week over the course of a ten-week season with eight games throughout.”
During her junior year, Dreman started offering free babysitting to the community once a month. She along with a few other volunteers plan activities, play with the children, provide dinner and get them to bed while the parents enjoy a night off. This service has continued to grow. For three years she volunteered every other Sunday morning to work as a teacher’s assistant in her church’s “Sunday school” for three-year olds. As the Senior Class President, she had the opportunity to put on a prom for special needs students. The event was life-changing on many levels and by far the most humbling high school experience Dreman has had.
Dreman who plans on majoring in exercise science says, “I chose Huntington University because I felt like I was a part of something special when I visited. The team is made up of a group of girls that welcomed me joyfully into their lives and made me feel at home though I was far from it. I have high hopes for this team and I am confident that in the coming years the soccer program will soar to new heights,” said Dreman. “I am most excited for the opportunities that Huntington University provides from athletics to the classroom and everywhere in between.”
“Kaitlyn is a huge signing for Huntington women’s soccer. She is such a well rounded person that values other people, academics and athletics. She strives to be her best in all she does and that is going to add so much to our team. I am really excited to see the impact that Kaitlyn has on this team,” said Coach Burgher. “On the field we are getting a top notch player. She has great vision and can find streaking front runners. She can also finish consistently, and has great endurance. She has the potential to come into camp and fight for a starting position at three different spots.”
Kaitlyn is the daughter of Maureen and Scott Dreman from Centennial, Colorado.