Ladywaves honor their departing seniors


RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


 The Meade County High School Ladywave Soccer Boosters, along with coaches and the rest of the team, honored their six outgoing seniors prior to their home game on Sept. 23. The game and festivities were moved to Hamilton Field due to the weather conditions, but the families lined up under monsoon conditions as each player’s name was called out and a short bio was read. This year’s seniors were:

 Center Midfielder Grace Mattingly, escorted by her parents Cindy & Louis Mattingly. Grace plans to study Pre-Med while playing collegiate soccer so she can later apply to medical school after college. Her favorite memory while playing MCHS soccer is when some of the girls on the team all went to Nightmare Forest. It was a lot of fun even though Mattie Clanton and her were hanging onto each other for dear life because they were so scared. She’d like to thank her parents for always making the long drive to support her at all her games, and her coaches for always pushing her to be better. She’d also like to especially thank her dad for sneaking her over to sign up for soccer when she was little. If it wasn’t for that, she may not be playing soccer today.

 Forward Cyia Robertson, escorted by her grandparents Scott and Bonita Finch. Cyia plans on continuing to play soccer in college, where she will major in Biology, with plans to go on to medical school to become a Doctor of Radiology. Cyia’s favorite memory while playing soccer for the Ladwaves was during her sophomore year at Coach Dawson’s house. They swam in his pond and had floaties in his flooded yard. She had never felt so close to her teammates than at that moment. She would like to thank her family for getting her to all of her games and being the loudest cheerleaders—literally. A special thanks to her teammates for always putting a smile on her face and making practice the best part of her day. As well as her coaches, and past coaches, for believing in her and pushing her past what she thought were her limits. And lastly, she’d like to thank all of the freshmen for stepping up, and not only playing at the varsity level, but excelling at it too. Those players were a huge aspect to the team this season and some of her best friends.

 Wing Loren Littrel, escorted by her parents Marty and Angie Littrel. Loren plans on attending the University of Mississippi where she will major in Business and Marketing. Her fondest memory while a Ladywave was at the Bluegrass Games freshman year pretending to have an exorcism to scare Ally because she was new to the team. She’d like to thank her parents, family, and friends.

 Center Back Hannah Heschke, escorted by her parents Rebecca Chandler and Jonathan Heschke. Hannah plans to attend WKU in the fall where she will pursue a degree in Nursing. Her fondest memory while playing as a Ladywave was when Mattie Clanton was talking badly about the ref as she was standing right next to him and got a yellow card. She’d like to thank all her coaches from the beginning for pushing and teaching her to be the best defender she could be. She would also like to give a special thanks to her parents for driving her across the state for games and listening to the endless rants afterwards.

 Striker, Midfield, and Wing Cheyenne Stafford, escorted by her parents Shawn and Michele Stafford. Cheyenne plans on getting a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, followed by a Master’s degree in PA School, in the hopes of someday becoming a Physician Assistant in Dermatology. Her favorite memory while playing as a Ladywave is during her freshman year on the last practice, they ended by eating pizza and creating a slip-in slide with trash bags and a tarp, as well as winning the talent show at WKU her freshman year of camp. She’d first like to thank her parents for always being there at her games and being there for her when she was injured. For the numerous drives to practices and the countless number of cleats bought. She is truly thankful for both of them. She’d also like to give a shout out to her coaches, Coach Craycroft and Coach Dawson, for pushing her to be the best player she could be these past 4 years, and for Coach Cray and Coach Shook during her JV years.

 Goalkeeper Kerstin Nevitt, escorted by her parent Jennifer Nevitt. Kerstin plans to attend college after graduation where she will major in Pharmacy. Her favorite memory as a Ladywave was when she scored her first goal ever, how happy everyone was for her, and how her teammates made it happen. She’d like to thank Cheyenne and Cyia for talking her into playing, and Coach Craycroft and Coach Dawson for pushing and helping her better herself everyday as a goalie. Even if it was for only one year. She’d also like to give a huge thank you to all the girls for being so supportive and helping everyday. She says she is definitely going to miss every single one of the girls.


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