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Natalie Ruzauskas ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Richland High School
  • RICHLAND, WA
  • Women's Track
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Natalie Ruzauskas's Women's Track Recruiting Profile
Club:
Academy of Soccer Excellence
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
125
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
800M
Sec. Position:
1600M
800M
2:15.8
1600M
5:03.8
3200M
11:03.0
5K
18:18

Personal Statement

I have always been a competitive person at heart.  When I was younger, around 8 years old, I wanted to take soccer from a recreational sport to the next level.  I started to play competitive soccer at 9.  I thrived at mid-field where I dominated in not only my ball skills but also my speed and endurance.  I continued to play through middle school where I became captain of my competitive team and remained captain until I left the sport. It has always been important to me to push my teammates to their full potential. I do that by giving 100%, being receptive to my coaches and putting their advice into action, staying positive, and  being respectful to everyone I'm surrounded by. 

In high school, I started the fall of my freshman year playing soccer.  I quickly became a starter in the mid-field position. I helped my team win districts, 4A MCC, and reach the quarterfinals at State.  In the spring I chose to  run track as I did in middle school.  I was very successful with the 800m where I won Regionals my freshman year with a time of 2:16.  I qualified for state and placed 10th overall.  I grew to love the sport more and more and the girls I was running with.  It became clear that I needed to make a decision.   Should I continue with soccer or put all my efforts into running?  I decided it was time to make a switch and become a full-time runner.

The fall of my sophomore year, I ran Cross Country for the first time.  I felt like I had found my calling.  I won Districts and Regionals. I took 2nd at State in the 4A WIAA Division with a time of 18:22 in the 5k.  This past spring, I was so excited to see what I could do on the track  but, because of Covid-19, I unfortunately was unable to run like so many others.  

Since the 2020 track season was cancelled, I continued to push myself and stay motivated to train. I was saddened when I heard that my Cross Country season was moved to the spring because I was excited to see the fruits of my labor. Nevertheless, I am staying the course and hoping I can put my training to the test this spring in our deferred Cross Country season.

On the academic side, I always push myself.  I have maintained a 4.0 since 7th grade and strive to be the best student I can be.  Even throughout the Covid at-home learning obstacles, I was able to successfully maintain not only my GPA but also my strong work ethic and motivation.  

I find I am happiest when I am striving to better myself both in my sport and my academic career.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Regional 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2019 Academy of Soccer Excellence (Girls 04- Premier Soccer)
  • Notes: I played premier soccer from 2011-2019 for the NWPL in the Puget Sound Premier League

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Tracy Morgan
  • High School Head Coach
  • Gabriel DeShazo

Additional Sports

  • Cross Country
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • 1st at the 4A Mid-Columbia Conference Championship with a time of 18: 51 (5k), 1st at the 4A District 8 Championship Fall 2019 with a time of 18:22 (5k), 2nd at 4A WIAA State XC meet 18:22 (5k) 2019 Runner of the Year Mid-Columbia Conference
  • Soccer
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • I was a Varisty starter for RHS my freshman year (fall 2018). We made it to the quarter-finals for the state championship. I was also a captain of my club soccer team for 4 years (2016-2019). My club team, ASE G04 Emerald, won state in 2018 in the NPL l

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Richland High School
State:
WASHINGTON
Phone:
(509) 967-6535

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Language Arts, 2019-20 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2020-21 (current) College in the Classroom: Pre-Calculus 2019-2020 Calculus 2020-2021 (current) American Literature 2020-2021 (current)
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Elite Fleet at Richland High School recognizing Excellence in Honor LA Spring 2020 National Honors Society 2020 Elected National Honors Society Treasurer 2021-2022
  • Activity
    • Youth Group/Life Teen at Christ the King church-present Special Olympics helper Spring 2019 Leader for Kindergarteners at Vacation Bible School at Christ the King (Summer 2019) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2018- present)

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