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Olympic freestyle skier Julia Krass returns to high school, wins NH state soccer championship

  • FILE - This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo shows Julia Krass of the United States taking a jump during ski slopestyle training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Krass didn’t listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. The 17-year-old high school senior, who finished 11th in slopestyle at the Sochi Games, loved soccer too much to quit. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

    FILE - This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo shows Julia Krass of the United States taking a jump during ski slopestyle training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Krass didn’t listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. The 17-year-old high school senior, who finished 11th in slopestyle at the Sochi Games, loved soccer too much to quit. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Nov. 9, 2014, photo provided by Peter Krass, Hanover High School soccer co-captain Julia Krass shows the Division II State Championship trophy to fans after  defeating John Stark Regional High School in Exeter, N.H. Krass didn’t listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. The 17-year-old high school senior, who finished 11th in slopestyle at the Sochi Games, loved soccer too much to quit. (AP Photo/Peter Krass)

    In this Nov. 9, 2014, photo provided by Peter Krass, Hanover High School soccer co-captain Julia Krass shows the Division II State Championship trophy to fans after defeating John Stark Regional High School in Exeter, N.H. Krass didn’t listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. The 17-year-old high school senior, who finished 11th in slopestyle at the Sochi Games, loved soccer too much to quit. (AP Photo/Peter Krass)  (The Associated Press)

Julia Krass didn't listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. Now, the 17-year-old high school senior is celebrating a state title.

Krass competed in freestyle skiing at the Sochi Games earlier this year. She loved soccer too much to quit, enjoying being part of a team in a way she misses when on a solo freestyle skiing run.

She says it's all part of being an average teenager from time to time.

Krass helped Hanover High School win the New Hampshire Division II soccer championship on Sunday.

Krass says it's hard to continue to play soccer but she loves both sports and juggles the demands.