Anastasia Stachitus is an 18-year-old graduate of Mesa Ridge High School (Colorado Springs). The midfielder is in her first year with the Rapids SOCO Unified team; however, she has worked with other SOCO programs in the past and her sister is a Special Olympics athlete.
Stachitus will attend Brigham Young University in the fall. She is a member of the National Honor Society, was the captain of her high school volleyball team and was awarded the Fountain Valley Scholarship.
“I have gotten to know some of the greatest people in the world through Special Olympics,” Stachitus says. “I have seen firsthand the difference that participating in Special Olympics makes. My sister has grown to know life-long friends and has gained confidence.” Stachitus looks forward to working with her teammates to improve this season.
In addition to playing soccer, volleyball and softball, Stachtus loves camping, snowboarding, horseback riding and traveling.
Her favorite Rapids star is Drew Moor.