Alva’s Cameryn Decker – Athlete Spotlight Presented by INTEGRIS Waynoka Family Clinic
Cameryn Decker is a star player on the Alva girls’ soccer team, where she’s started all four years for the Lady Goldbugs squad. Decker primarily plays at the forward position on the soccer field but can play all over the field wherever she’s needed most. Decker was named to the All-District team after her sophomore season and enters her final season as the senior captain. Alva’s soccer program is one of the newer programs in the state, but the Lady Goldbugs have improved throughout Decker’s tenure. And as one of seven seniors, Decker is confident in that trend continuing in 2021.
Decker is also one of the Alva football team managers, where she’s worked with the coaches and players all four years.
“Being around the football team, you wouldn’t think girls would be included with the football team,” Decker said. “But it’s one big family, and the guys always look out for us. It’s been a lot of fun the past four years.”
Decker is a 4.0 student and is involved in student council, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Oklahoma Honor Society. Throughout her junior year, Decker would read to students every morning at a middle school in Alva.
Decker recently committed to Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, after receiving a scholarship to join the soccer team. Decker will get to fulfill a childhood dream of playing soccer at the collegiate level.
“I’ve been playing soccer ever since I could walk,” Decker said. “I toured a bunch of different schools, and I felt a sense of family when I visited the Southwestern campus. I felt like I belonged there.”
While at Southwestern, Decker plans to major in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.
Decker credits her parents for her success on and off the soccer field.
“My parents are always pushing me and supporting me no matter what,” Decker said. “They want me to be the best I can be and get out there to make memories and take chances on things.”