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Meet the Student-Athletes: Soccer

Midfielder Emilio Paez ’25 comes from Riverdale High School in Fort Myers, Florida. He is majoring in financial economics.

Forward Timothy Herring ’22 comes from Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He is majoring in philosophy.

Midfielder Adam Berg ’22 comes from Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma Washington. He is majoring in Spanish.

Goalkeeper Andrew Dever ’25 comes from Cambridge School of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. He is double majoring in history and philosophy.

Goalkeeper Michael Bertram ’23 comes from Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana. He is majoring in biology.

Q: What is your favorite class?

Emilio Paez '25Paez: Intro to international relations

Herring: Music 101

Berg: Independent molecular biology research with Dr. Sorensen

Dever: Tutorial over the Iliad

Q: In your time at Wabash, what is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?

Paez: I had an eight-week-long ankle injury that kept me off the field. Got hurt three days before season and just now got back to play our last two games.

Timothy Herring '22Adam Berg '22Herring: Tearing my ACL sophomore year

Berg: Tearing my ACL freshman year. The upside was building deeper relationships with guys on the team and supporting them from the sideline at practices and games. It has absolutely made me a humbler leader and a better teammate.

Dever: Living far from home

Bertram: The overall course load and demanding nature of the college

Q: How old were you when you started playing soccer? And what advice would you give your younger self?

Paez: I started playing soccer when I was three years old. Be patient and trust the process. God has a plan for everyone.

Herring: I started playing when I was four. Hard work will always beat talent in the long run.

Berg: I started playing soccer when I was three. Love others well and find hope in the Lord. Wabash throws a lot at you, and your faith will be the foundation you need to overcome the obstacles you encounter.

Andrew Dever ' 25Micael Bertram '23Dever: I started playing when I was five years old. Learn a second language as a kid.

Bertram: I was four years old. Don't take anything for granted...seasons fly by.