Senior Spotlight: Traverse City West’s Soma Heads to Lake Superior State

MISportsNow is putting the spotlight on northern Michigan high school senior student-athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Traverse City West senior Andy Soma saw his final season of boys basketball come to an abrupt end in early February with a broken foot.

The injury marked the first time Soma had missed any basketball games in career and occurred shortly before coaching staff from Lake Superior State men’s basketball team was set to attend one of Soma’s games.

Soma wondered if LSSU would still extend a scholarship offer despite the injury, but the Lakers came through. The Associated Press and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Division 1 all-stater officially committed to LSSU and the school’s men’s basketball program this month.

“Coach was actually supposed to come watch me play in one of our games, but that was the first game where I broke my foot in the middle of the year,” Soma said. “He was supposed to come watch and he called me and I can had to tell him, like I’m out, you know? For him to be able to still kind of come through with an offer despite not seeing a play, I think that really helped. That showed he has his faith in me.”

Soma will join AAU teammate and Pellston senior Blake Cassidy at LSSU.

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Categories: Boys Basketball