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Athlete Profile

First Year Friends

Sarah George and Demarco Dickerson (Rachel Carson / The Index) Sarah George and Demarco Dickerson (Rachel Carson / The Index)

Get to know some of the fresh new faces that represent the Hornets.

Sarah George

The women’s soccer team has struggled with injury and is currently missing several players due to study abroad, but they are lucky to have first years that can step right in and play like Sarah George K’19. George is originally from Royal Oak, MI. where she played soccer for Marian High School.

Since she still has time to choose, George is in between biology and chemistry for her major right now. She wants to do something with science. As far as school goes, George feels K is the perfect fit.

“I wanted a smaller school so I didn’t feel like I was lost in the crowd,” George said. “Plus I really liked the soccer team and was very comfortable with them.”

Besides enjoying success in K’s classrooms, George has also been making a large impact on MacKenzie Field. She has started 14 MIAA games this season as a midfielder, scoring two goals and providing one assist.

“The soccer team has been my favorite part so far, the girls on the team have helped me transition from high school to college so much,” said George.

Her team has definitely appreciated having her on the field and getting to know all about her off the field. This includes one of her favorite fun facts about herself: she considers herself an excellent nap taker.

“I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime,” George said.

Demarco Dickerson

Some first years are slow to adjust to the demanding level of collegiate athletics, but that has not been the case for basketball star Demarco Dickerson K’19. Under the pressure of Homecoming weekend, Dickerson won the team’s slam dunk contest in stylish fashion. His skill is immense as he showed during the dunk contest, but his natural athleticism and unique personality are what make Dickerson the perfect K athlete.

“I chose K because it was the best fit for me athletically, and I knew I would get a great education out of it,” Dickerson said. His thinking fits right in with the school’s opinion that athletics are an integral part of a liberal arts education. In terms of his own education, Dickerson plans to major in business.

Outside of the classroom, Dickerson has found a new best friend in his roommate and basketball teammate Travis Veenhuis K’19. The two have clearly begun what will be a lifelong friendship.

“My roommate [Travis] and my teammates on the basketball team have been my favorite things about K so far,” Dickerson said.

As he prepares to represent the Hornets as a shooting guard on the court this season, he will always be with the support of his teammates.

“The family environment, the tight group and the close friends on the team, it’s all pretty cool,” Dickerson said.

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First Year Friends