We had not seen or talked to her in that time –
She was at University – early – for the women’s soccer team.
She had been training all Summer –
running – she had to run two miles in under 12 minutes !
The coach – Dr. Todd Olsen – is a motivator –
Team bonding – both mental and working together –
achieving a goal placed before them.
His teams have reached the NCAA Division Three playoffs
TWELVE STRAIGHT YEARS !
Winning the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in 2014.
Losing in the Quarter finals last year
I have watched from afar
His program is the real deal
” WE DO NOT REBUILD – WE RELOAD ” !
is what he says !
Today they are in second place in their conference
out of fourteen teams
having won the conference last year
with a 23 – 3 – 1 record
Today they are 9 – 3- 1 having played a power early schedule
Playing the number two team in the country
to a 1 to 1 tie.
Not bad for having graduated TEN SENIORS from that team.
Maddy as a freshman – does not start -very few do –
But she has played in 90 % of the games
They are stacked at Mid fielders –
So – he has moved her to defense
back line in front of the goalie !
When she first started playing soccer
that is where they put her
because of her quickness and speed
Later – because of her ball skills and passing
they moved her to Midfielder.
When you play this level in college
everyone is quick and fast !
I could see that she adjusted well –
She has the skill
She played a total of 25 minutes
He has 33 players on the team
With 11 being seniors !
Maddy is one of 10 Freshmen !
He subs in and out – keeping them fresh.
As a Freshmen – Maddy finished 5th. overall in the two mile
She finished first among the Freshmen.
She has handled the switch extremely well
She loves the team – the coaches and the school
We brought her home to sleep in her own bed
after two months being in a dorm room
but more important –
for her Mother’s birthday
and spend time with her sisters & family.
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She is excelling – she is happy – she is now a “HORNET ” !
For University of Lynchburg , Va.
Women’s Soccer team.
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