As a sophomore – Amanda started in 10 of 12 games this season and scored 2 goals and had 4 assists. She missed six games due to injury in the middle of the season.
As a freshman – She started and played in all but one game this season and scored 2 goals and had 2 assists. She was voted First Team All-WHAC and Honorable Mention All-American in her first season.
High School - Amanda played varsity soccer at Caledonia for four years. She was named 3rd Team All-State in 2010, 2nd Team (Division II) All-State in 2009 and 3rd Team All-State in 2008. She was voted All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region in 2008 and 2009 She was voted Most Valuable Offensive Player for Caledonia High School in both 2008 and 2009 as well. Amanda has also participated in Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Track & Field at Caledonia.
She is involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities including: Student Council, Ada Bible Youth Group, Discovery Village Volunteer, and she was in Peter Pan (school musical).
Personal: Amanda is the daughter of Dave Van Laar of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Leilani Van Laar of Alto, Mich.