Coach's Comments: Nikki was a key forward in our wins against Springville in sectional quarterfinals and Depew in sectional semi finals. Nikki played the target position this year which is a specialized position where she had to read the gaps on the field to check back and feed other players in difficult positions as we attacked. Nikki battled injuries all season and even with that, she had 3 goals and 6 assists. Nikki showed grit and determination this season as she put forth her very best effort even when faced with adversity. Nikki is the type of player who works all year around to get better to make her teammates and her team as successful as they can possibly be. Nikki is willing to play any position that her team needs her in and her teammates know they can count on her unwavering work ethic. Nikki shows this work ethic in her academics and in soccer.
Coach's Comments: Emily Harling was a key defensive player in our wins against Akron, undefeated Wilson, and Barker this week. As a center defender, Emily plays with composure and precision that sets our defense apart from other teams. When Emily steps to the ball, her teammates know that she is going to get it and find their feet. At practice, Emily always looks around to make sure that everyone has a partner or a group, and that everyone is included. She is the first to volunteer to go to a group that doesn’t have enough players and she consistently reaches out to her teammates to include them. Emily shows this caring and committed character in her academics, in soccer, and in everything she does.
Charley London was a key defender in our wins against Springville in sectional quarterfinals and Depew in sectional semi finals. Charley was a very important part of our defense that kept East Aurora to four goals, their second lowest scoring game of the season. As a center defender, Charley does an excellent job reading the play, stepping to the ball, and passing to her teammates in a very composed way. Charley is the type of player who goes above and beyond in everything that is asked of her. She leads by example by always giving 100% effort, always being respectful to those around her, and always contributing to creating a positive atmosphere. Charley demonstrates these qualities in academics, soccer, and in competition dance.
Coach's Comments: Leah was a key defensive and offensive player in our wins against Akron, undefeated Wilson, and Barker this week. She had one goal and one assist in our win against Barker. Leah's played three positions this season: target, defensive center mid, and center defender (two positions every game) and she's always willing to play any position that her team needs her. Leah demonstrates the “I Got Your Back” mentality in everything she does, on the field and off the field. She consistently encourages others when they make a mistake, works to make her teammates successful on the field, and always demonstrates strong character in the face of adversity. Leah shows this drive to be the best she can be in academics, soccer, and softball.