Menasha Schaefer-Kemps’ astonishingly long locks

Long hair, don’t care.

“I’ve been growing it out my whole life – I’m 15 right now – I have never had it cut really,” Hope Schaefer-Kemps said.

The Menasha freshman really doesn’t care of short hair, nor does she like the barber. “I think when I was younger I would always cry when I got my haircut and like why cut it now?” she continued. “Just keep growing it.”

Now her signature long ponytail zigs and zags with the midfielder. It’s mesmerizing as it twists and turns and it looks like it even has a hard time keeping up.

“You’ll catch her in the games, she’ll catch it in her hand and it’ll be flinging around and stuff like that,” head coach Lance Gordon said. “Hope is a great player for us and she’s a sparkplug that fires the engine and stuff like that so. It’s just one of those things.”

“I think it’s kind of a habit after a while. Once it got to my waist I started doing that,” Schaefer-Kemps asserted.

Her Blue Jay teammates admire her aggressive play as well as her long locks, but they’re curious about it too.

“We asked her how much shampoo and conditioner she goes through in a month and she says she goes through the big bottles,” Kaylee Siegel said.

Schaefer-Kemps admitted that she goes through one or two bottles of shampoo regularly, but she doesn’t find that surprising. Why doesn’t she think that’s a lot? “I don’t know. I’ve never had short hair so I don’t have anything to compare it to,” she said.

And she’ll never ever cut her hair. Well, maybe eventually.

“I don’t want it to get past the floor because then it’s kinda hard to play soccer,” Schaefer-Kemps concluded.

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