I started this year’s soccer season with this post called Sisters on the Pitch. I wanted to give everyone a quick update on how this went.
We won the district by a landslide which ended last week. Today is GAME DAY and we start the 1st round of playoffs against a team out of HISD (Houston Independent School District). The school is about an hour and half drive. So we are going into the Barrio.
The season has been amazing! Never did I ever dream that I would have my two daughters (age 14 and 17) on the same field as teammates… But it happened and I have loved every minute of it.
Little B (14 year old freshman) played forward and attacking center mid throughout the season. She started like a firecracker. Scored a hat trick on her first tournament to begin the season. Soon after she was “scouted” and was double-teamed and triple-teamed as a forward for the entire season. She did end up with 14 total goals and 5 assists. The 14 goals led the district in the most goals scored. Remember she is a FRESHMAN played on varsity! It was impressive to watch. Coach moved her to attacking center mid to allow her more space and create. She had many goals late in the season from the 15-30 yard range.
Big R (17 year old Junior) is the defender. There is no other title that fits. She plays man-marking on whomever is the best offensive player on the other team. She sticks to them like glue. It is fun to watch. Nobody gets by R. She is what I would call a “shut-down” defender. Mean as a rattle snake and quick as a jungle cat. She finished the season with 2 goals (corner kicks she blasted in) and 3 assists. But more importantly we only had 2 goals scored on us the entire season. Think about that…. 22 games and we had 2 goals against us.
Proud father here.
Whats even better is they are in all AP and pre-AP courses making honor roll. R as a junior has already accumulated 18 college credit hours from dual-credit and AP classes. She will finish in June with another 9 hours.
Scouting and recruiting is going hard for R. She wants to play at a D-2 school because she likes the size of the student body. She is more of an introvert so she doesn’t like the big schools. She could play college soccer at most D-1 schools but will make a D-2 coach giggle like a school girl when she decides to play for them. Just show me the scholarship money.
SO here we are .. 5:35 AM on Thursday. It is GAME DAY! Lets go girls…. Take it hard to these playoffs. I am so proud of these girls.