Athlete’s Name: Chase Knubel
Current Team: Blue Knights/Jordan High
Position: Forward/Attacking Mid
Playing Experience: Nine years of UYSA, plus three years of High School Soccer. Began with AYSO at age 5 and quickly moved to competitive teams, including Sparta, BK, Murray Max, and Impact over past nine years.
Coaches Comments: “It has been a pleasure to coach Chase at a couple of different points in his youth experience, and to see the significant progress and growth in his game as well as his maturity as a person. Chase is passionate about the game and backs it up with hard work, superior skill, including a left-footed rifle and game awareness. The other players and I have enjoyed having him back for this concluding season, and I wish him well as he moves on to bigger and better things.” John Gygi
Favorite Soccer Teams: Borussia Dortmund, German National Team
Favorite Players: Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Robert Lewandowski
Most Memorable Soccer Experiences: MLS All-Star game in Portland, meeting Xherdan Shaqiri and Robert Lewandowski. Also, scoring one of my best goals ever during my first high school game as a freshman.
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Book: The Maze Runner
Favorite Food: Chicken/Pasta & his dad’s deer camp dutchoven cooking.
Special Interests: Outdoors activities (hunting, fishing, boating), drawing/painting. Community Service: US Soccer Certified Referee, however he serves as a referee for youth soccer games in the local AYSO Region 354, which is an all-volunteer Referee corps. Chase is also a trained “Buddy” for the AYSO VIP program, which provides a soccer program to families with Special Needs Children.
Academic Accomplishments: Chase is an Honors student who maintains a 3.9+ GPA, has enrolled in several Honors, AP & Concurrent enrolment classes over his first 3-years of high school and is a member of the National Honor Society.