Athlete’s Profile: Kara Chuang

Senior Kara Chuang. THE AZTEC/RODOLFO ARIAS
Senior Kara Chuang. THE AZTEC/RODOLFO ARIAS

Senior soccer center defense, occasional “left bench,” and team captain Kara Chuang has been playing on the field for 8 years. To Chuang, soccer isn’t just a game – it creates a family. Through the team, she has formed some of her closest friendships. “I basically grew up on the soccer field, and devoted every weekend to playing the sport,” said Chuang. “Overall, it’s just an amazing activity and I wish it was appreciated more.”

Chuang expressed excitement about start the start of the season. She said, “We don’t even have to win games. But I do hope that we end the season knowing that no matter what our league re- cord is, we gave it 110% and left it all on the field.” She hopes that her teammates will continue to grow closer, which improves performance on the field.

Aside from soccer, Chuang has also been involved in Girl Scouts for 13 years, is currently a board member of both NHS and the Theatre Company, and is starring as Penny in the school’s spring play. She is a member of CSF and Crown & Sceptre. Outside of school, Chuang takes part in the Team America Rocketry Challenge and the LA Orienteering Club.

Chuang would like to give a shout out to her best friend, co-captain, and twin, Tatiana Garnett. “Without her, I would literally be nothing,” she said.

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