By Craig Beilfuss
Kahler is a 4.0 student at Spring Lake and intends to major in Mechanical Engineering at Central Michigan, a member of the Mid-American Conference.
Kahler is a captain for this year’s Laker team.
“Leila is a phenomenal athlete,” Spring Lake coach Erika Kurila said. “She is a huge leader down on the defensive end and comes to practice every day with a smile on her face. She is there to get better and puts in a lot of work outside of the normal two-hour practices.”
Her junior season caught the attention of recruiters. She helped lead the team to a program best finish of 15-3 with her skills. According to Kurila, Kahler averages about a 60 percent save percentage in her Laker career.
“During our game against Forest Hills Eastern this season, she had 15 saves,” Kurila said. “She has been all-conference, Under Armour All-American and a varsity starter since she entered the high school world.”
Kahler is also a talented swimmer and was on the varsity swim team at Spring Lake for 4 years. She is the current record holder for the 200 free, 500 free and 200 free relay. She was an All-America this past season and all-conference her entire high school career. She also was a two-time all-stater (junior and senior seasons).