Kenzie Balcerak became a chapter leader at Eastern Illinois for the women’s soccer team in 2021. She is the President and was largely responsible for the historical first non-football Lift For Life by a college program in 2021. Kenzie attended the Leadership Development Conference in 2022 and was a grant presenter at the 2022 Young Investigator Draft celebration. Kenzie is making sure the Panthers women’s soccer program is using their platform as college student athletes to serve and inspire hope in the Rare Disease Community.

The Wisconsin native midfielder has appeared in 38 matches the last three years including 17 starts in 2021 where she logged a team-high 1,462 minutes of action. Kenzie has four career assists and her lone collegiate goal was an overtime game winner in 2020.