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Leadership lived – Brand University of Illinois Springfield

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Paige Polonus ‘16

Hometown: Plainfield, IL
Major: Biology
Future Plans: Become a physical therapist

Paige Polonus

As a goalie for the UIS women’s soccer team, Paige Polonus has learned a lot about determination. In 2013, she broke her leg during the homecoming soccer game. Determined to overcome her injury, she began physical therapy. It took her 3 months before she could walk normally and another month before she could run. During that time she never gave up! Today she’s back on the field practicing with her team and hopes to make a difference next season. On and off the field she says UIS is giving her the opportunity to succeed!

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.