Throughout the career of an athlete, they have moments that they will never forget. Ethan Koepke had a performance during his junior year that he calls his most memorable.
“We were playing against Edmond Santa Fe in soccer,” he recalled. “We ended up winning the game 7-1. I finished with one goal and two assists. Another big moment for me was being named captain for my freshman year. Those were two really great moments.”
Ethan is a senior at Southmoore High School, where he is a multisport athlete. He plays holding midfielder or center midfielder for the soccer team, while on the football field, he is a free safety and kicker. Though he has only played football for about four years, Ethan has played soccer for about 14 years.
Over his career, Ethan has worked hard to be the best that he can be. And he says that sometimes, that requires more than just the scheduled team practices.
“It has taken many hours of dedication and commitment to better myself and my teammates throughout the years,” he said. “By spending many extra hours at the gym to strengthen myself to be able to play at the top level, staying late at practices working on my set pieces and fitness, by playing futsal at Rise/Sportshouse Development and always getting in extra sessions to help better my technical ability on the field, as well as many hours of film and watching soccer to better my knowledge of the game.”
Koepke has had a lot of influences over the years, but he says that there are two people that have had the biggest impact.
“One of my biggest role models is my dad,” Koepke stated. “He has shown me how to be the hard worker I am today, he is one of the hardest workers I know. The other is Coach Kit because he has helped shape me into the person and the player I am today by always pushing the best out of me, and seeing the greatness in me.”
Along with playing multiple sports, Ethan is also the president of the Student Leaders Athletic Committee. After graduating, Ethan has committed to play at Rogers State University.