By Ryan Murken
Your Prep Sports
TIFFIN – National signing day offers a chance for individuals to take center stage. It’s a day full of flair and photos, a celebration of individual players and their achievement.
In other words, it is the exact opposite of Hannah Bormann.
“It’s not like her to want to stick out necessarily,” Clear Creek Amana coach Matt Harding said of Bormann.
Bormann may not like sticking out but that’s exactly what she has done on the soccer field during the duration of her prep career.
The Clear Creek Amana senior is a three-time all-state selection and is closing in on 100 career goals.
On Wednesday, the always team-centered Bormann officially set her plans to help a new team after graduation, signing a letter of intent to play at Drake.
“This type of thing is never her focus,” Clear Creek Amana coach Matt Harding said. “Her focus is on the team and doing well for the team this is just a nice reward for her to get this recognition.”
Bormann posed for some photos with family and spoke briefly to the crowd gathered at Clear Creek Amana on Wednesday, mostly thanking those in attendance.
She then swiftly made her way out of the spotlight and to the back of the room to watch the rest of her classmates cement their future plans.
“It’s too much attention, I don’t really like that,” said the soft-spoken Bormann said. “That’s why I like the soccer field there are 11 people out there so they aren’t just looking at me.”
Bormann has let her play do the talking for her during her brilliant career.
She has scored at least 28 goals and had at least eight assists each of the last three seasons from her forward spot while helping Clear Creek Amana amass a 45-11 record during that span.
She ranked third in the state with a career-high 38 goals as a sophomore in 2015 and had 28 goals and 11 assists last season.
She needs four goals to reach 100 for her career.
Most importantly to Bormann, the Clippers have won at least 14 games in every one of her varsity seasons.
“Every team she has performed with, whether it’s her club team or her high school team she has found a way to contribute,” Harding said. “If it is scoring goals or contributing in other ways to the attack I think they will find use for a player like this that has so many different skills. She is not just a goal scoring threat but also has a great mind for runs and that sort of thing too.”
Bormann committed to Drake in October of 2015. She liked the size of the campus and the proximity to her home.
Making it official on Wednesday came with a sigh of relief.
“I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” Bormann said. “When I committed early I was really relieved that I didn’t have to look for colleges anymore. Now that it’s official I feel even better.”
Drake finished 12-4-3 last season, matching its highest win total since 2012.
“I like the coaches, I felt comfortable with them,” Bormann said. “The soccer team is like a family.”