Siblings Khalin and Lauren Shah Chase a College Soccer Career

By Amber Winkler

Taking up a defensive position on the field for the FHN soccer team seems to be a common thread in the Shah family.

“When I was in eighth grade, we came up to North,” junior Khalin Shah said. “I thought it was so cool, to think that was where my future would be.”

Khalin played a wide variety of sports when he was younger, but decided to devote his time to soccer and join a club team in fourth grade. He now plays for NORCO soccer club and FHN’s varsity boys team as a center back for both. He would like to play in college, like his sister, for any school that gives him the chance to.

“I chose to devote my time to soccer because at the end of the day, that was my true love and the sport I had the most passion for,” Khalin said. “It’s the sport I wanted to continue and succeed in.”

Alumni Lauren Shah currently plays for Arkansas State University, but previously played wing back here at FHN for the varsity girls team. Before Lauren went to college, she would show up and support her siblings at all their games and help them improve when she could.

“We encourage each other to get better and become better and we support each other at our games, and we check up on each other and see how our journeys are going,” Khalin said.