Assistant Sports Editor
The ESU Women’s Soccer team is off to a great start this season with five great wins, one tie, and only two loses.
One of the team’s star player, Alex Pickett is a forward starter and captain for the ESU women’s soccer team. She is majoring in Health and Physical Education.
While recovering from a sprained ankle from preseason, Pickett has had seven assists. She is patiently waiting for her opportunity to find the net to begin tallying up her goals on record for this season.
Picket has been playing for ESU since her freshman year. She has scored a total of 23 goals and 12 assists in her ESU athletic soccer career.
“When I was a freshman and we were playing an undefeated Gannon team,” said Pickett as she was remembering her most memorable game at ESU, “we needed to win that game to make it into the play-offs and everyone thought we were going to lose — we ended up beating them 4-2 and it was the most exciting game to be a part of.”
Pickett has been practicing the sport since she was seven years old. She attended Ocean Township High School where she also played for Match Fit — a club team.
“What I love most about soccer is being part of a team,” said Pickett.
With Picketts inspirational drive and passion for the sport, she has qualified for All-PSAC 1st team, NSCAA and D2CCA All-Atlantic Region 1st team in her sophomore year, and All-PSAC 2nd team, United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic region 3rd team, and Academic ALL-District her junior year.
Pickett is a fast and aggressive player and can strike hard and powerful shots. She admits her weakness is moving off the ball but works on it at every practice with the help of her talented teammates and encouraging coaches.
“Our team is very close and we all get along really well,” said Pickett. “We never really had any issues and everyone is always happy for others’ successes. Our coaches are great and are very positive on and off the field.”
Pickett looks forward for the rest of her final year playing as a Warrior. The Warriors’ next home game is against Gannon on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eiler-Martin Stadium. Come show your love and support for the ESU Warriors.
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