On May 8 and 12, 2023, five Bear Creek seniors participated in celebratory signing events, indicating their intent to play next year for Carleton College, Whitworth University, Northwest University, and Wesleyan University.
Taesung Kim Heading to Carleton College
Taesung Kim’s love for soccer began at a young age, but it was not until middle school that he became determined to pursue his dream to play soccer and started working hard to achieve his goal of playing soccer in college. Tae gives his coach and trainer Kyle Han much of the credit for helping him reach his goal. With Coach Kyle, Tae refined his skills and put in the work necessary to become a great player. Since 2019, his effort and commitment were rewarded with invitations to play for several Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and semiprofessional teams. He also played soccer for the Grizzlies during his junior year. Tae is a true student-athlete, equally committed in the classroom and on the pitch. He is now committed to play soccer next year at Carleton College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation, where he will pursue a degree in biology. Congratulations, Tae!
Christian Yeo Heading to Whitworth University
Christian Yeo was an avid soccer player growing up and played for eight years prior to entering high school. So, it was a leap of faith for him to move on from a sport he loved and give running a shot. First cross country caught his eye, and then in the past two years, he has come into his own both as a leader and strong competitor on Bear Creek’s track & field team. In 2022, Christian qualified for both the Conference Championships and Bi-District Championships in the 400m and as a member of the 1600m relay.
At Whitworth University, Christian plans to run both indoor and outdoor track, focusing his training on both the 200m and 400m events. In addition to running for the Pirates, Christian plans to major in business with a minor in psychology. Congratulations, Christian!
Jameson Weed Heading to Northwest University
Jameson Weed began running cross country at Bear Creek in sixth grade and has not missed a meet yet. Some of those very first meets in Middle School were a little rough according to dad and “may” have involved some throwing up. Consistent improvement and tremendous effort have brought Jameson a long way, building in him a love of running and being a part of a team. In fact, the camaraderie he has developed with his teammates will be what Jameson remembers most. Jameson is especially proud of the karaoke tradition he started on team bus trips. Despite being reprimanded just a year ago for distracting the driver, the tradition lives on.
Jameson lettered in cross country both his junior and senior years and grew as a leader serving as team captain his senior year. In track & field, Jameson has focused on the 1600m and 3200m races and has shown vast improvements, consistently lowering his personal records. Jameson is excited to continue his running career at Northwest University in the fall!
Rosalind Nordberg Heading to Whitworth University
Rosalind Nordberg first swung a golf club at age two or three which is impressive, but not necessarily surprising. Growing up, she had a very casual and fun approach to golf, but it was not until recently, in her senior year, that Rosalind even considered playing in college. In her three-year high school career with Bear Creek (freshman year was cancelled due to Covid), Rosalind has been an individual medalist in 10 regular season matches, named to the Emerald Sound All-Conference first team twice, and named to the second team once. In her junior year, she placed eleventh at the 1A State Tournament as part of the State Championship winning team. In her senior year, she was captain of the team, held a scoring average of 42 in regular season matches, and placed ninth among a field of 97 players from all classifications at the Gamble Sands Invitational. Bear Creek’s Varsity Golf Head Coach Mike Faris says, “Rosalind is a great teammate and wants to grow in her game every day. It has been a privilege to coach her these past six years. I'm looking forward to what's next for her.”
At the time of her signing, Rosalind is right in the middle of her senior postseason, and we know there are more great shots and accolades to come. Outside of high school golf she has played in a variety of Washington Junior Golf Association and Rocky Mountain Junior Golf events. Rosalind would like to thank Coach Faris, Coach Broyles, and her family for being supportive of her and helping her get to this point. Congratulations Rosalind on a terrific golf career at Bear Creek. We are excited to see what you do these next couple of weeks and regardless of what happens, we are really proud of you. But we also would like another title!
Jaqueline Soloveychik Heading to Wesleyan University
Jaqueline Soloveychik started playing tennis when she was six years old. Everyone knew she would rise to the top when she won the Battle of Boca, a prestigious tournament in south Florida at which players from around the world compete. In the years to follow, Jaqueline has played in high profile tournaments including a national team event in Mobile, AL, and a Columbian tournament at which she competed against a top ten ranked player from Mexico. Jaqueline has competed at various levels, winning multiple national events and achieving a top-30 national ranking and top-400 international ranking.
Jaqueline grew to love playing on a team, competing with a team, and having that feeling that one is a part of something greater than just oneself. For the last two years, Jaqueline has attended ONE Tennis Academy in Florida, where she received top-notch training and guidance from experienced coaches. All these experiences have been significant in shaping her as a player and as a person, and she is very grateful for all of the support that has helped her get to this point in her tennis journey.
Jacqueline is a hard worker, diligent, and very responsible. Playing tennis in college is something that many dream about but very few actually achieve. We’re proud of you Jackie, and we know how hard you have worked to reach your goals. Congratulations!
About The Bear Creek School
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School provides a challenging academic curriculum taught from a Christian worldview. Our graduates qualify for acceptance into the finest colleges and universities and are prepared to engage the world with wisdom, compassion, and courage.
Celebrating over 30 years and recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, Bear Creek serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on two campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students. Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and Cognia (formerly AdvancED).