Female Athlete of the Month: Alayna Humes

Photo by Mary Racette
Alayna Humes.

By Mary Racette

Senior honors student and four year varsity soccer player Alayna Humes is the Milan High School Female Athlete of the Month.  She is a school of choice student from Maybee and has attended Milan Area Schools since kindergarten.
Humes has been active in athletics her entire life. She tried her hand at a variety of sports, including running track and cross country in middle school, playing volleyball up to her sophomore year and swimming beginning her sophomore year, however, Humes found her true passion as a defender on the soccer field.  
Regardless of the sport she is playing, Humes makes sure to try her hardest during practices and competitions.  Swim coach Daniel Heikka described her work ethic as “impeccable” adding that she was one of the hardest working athletes he’s seen.  
Humes recalled that her soccer career began at age 5, when her mom signed up her and her younger sister, Jessie, to keep them from being bored. The sister duo has been playing together ever since.  
She said being able to play with her sister has always been one of her favorite parts about soccer. At age 10, Humes joined the Milan Fire travel soccer team. In highschool, she played soccer year round, between her school, travel and indoor seasons.  Humes shared one of the highlights of her soccer career when, “Jessie gave me a killer assist and I headed it in the goal”.
Humes has maintained an impressive GPA of 3.875, and was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year.  She has completed five AP courses, including AP Biology, which she said was one of her favorite classes. In addition to her high school classes, Humes is already getting a head start on college credits by taking Eastern Michigan University Health.  
Looking forward, Humes plans to attend Washtenaw Community college for her first two years, and then transfer to a four year university.  Once she gets her bachelor’s degree she plans on attending medical school, because she aspires to be a Physician’s Assistant.

Mary Racette is a student freelance writer reporting on Milan.

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