The Scranton Times Tribune Article – https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/piaa-soccer-prep-outlasts-athens-1.2407546
Pre-PIAA Tournament Press
District 2 – 3A Title Game
I had a much more successful season this year with MFA, than I did last year. In the 15-16 Match Fit season, I only had 2 goals and 7 assists. This season, I was grateful to be made a captain and I started every game but 1. I had 18 goals and 7 assists this season. I played left and right outside mid as well as forward and center mid. My goal each year is to improve over the last year, so I’m happy I accomplished my goal.
We ended our ECNL season in Chicago for playoffs, where we won 2 and lost 1. I had a lot of fun with my roommates. Even though we had a coaching change and new players come on the team, I was proud of what our team accomplished. I’m looking forward to a new season with my team!
The season ended on a high note when I got to participate in a week of training in Berlin followed by the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our team was made up of players from a few of our ECNL & NPL teams. Not many of us knew one another going in to the tournament. We surprised everyone when we made it into the semi-final game against a team from Spain. We were sad we lost in pk’s but happy we made it so far! The week before, we spent time in Berlin where we played three German teams. They were nice and it was a fun time.
Up next ~ The 2017 DHS season.
My 2017 season ended at states.
Most people know, track is not my favorite sport. The jumping part I like, but the running, well, I’m not a fan of the running… I had initially debated joining track, but I wanted to be a dual-sport athlete and I thought track would be a good complement to soccer, which I compete in year round.
My main events for the season were the long & triple jumps. I also (reluctantly) ran the 400 meter dash and sometimes the 4 x 400 relay. I missed a few meets in the beginning of the season due to soccer travel, but when I was back and able to compete I won the long and triple in all but one league meet – against Lakeland’s senior jumper Brooke Estadt. Brooke pushed me throughout the season and I’m glad we became friends. She is heading to Cornell where I’m sure she’ll break even more records!
I broke my personal records in long, triple and the 400 this season. My best long jump was 16’8″. My farthest triple jump came at districts where I jumped 35’9″ and qualified for the state championship. At states I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but it was a great experience and I was glad I was able to compete as a freshman. (Juniors, Gillian Coar & Gavin Darcy also competed for DHS at states. Gavin won gold in javelin.)
Not long after competing at states I learned I was selected to the Lackawanna Conference Coaches’ All-Star team!
This will be a tough year to beat and next year I have big shoes to fill, but I’m already setting my sights on those school records!
Up next ~ I’m headed to Illinois for the ECNL playoffs this week and then Germany & Sweden for the Gothia Cup in July!
My first season with the Lady Bucks ended when we lost our state play-in game to Salisbury. This season was the best our team has ever done and we were the first team to ever make states! We ended the season 21-3 overall, but 13-0 to win the Lackawanna Conference, Division 4. We will finally make the banner!
I had a decent season with 20 goals and 9 assists and I was named to the Lackawanna Coaches 1st Team All-Star Team. I was the only freshman.
I got to start as attacking mid for most games. I also played holding mid or forward for some games too. Now the only position I haven’t played in the last few years is center back! High school soccer was so different from what I’m used to.
Up next – The start of the ECNL season in December!