But spending time in Costa Rica last year, and a separated hip, meant she played very little with Deer Creek's team as a junior. She played through her injury in the state semifinals and championship game, which the Antlers lost to Tulsa Bishop Kelley.
“You always have to make sacrifices,” she said. “I had a commitment to this team, but (playing in Costa Rica) was for my dream. I had to decide what would take me further and what would make me better.
“I probably wouldn't be where I am now if I didn't experience stuff like that.”
Where she is now is preparing to begin a college soccer career at Oklahoma. But before she could start that chapter of her life, she had unfinished business at Deer Creek.
She scored 30 goals and had 12 assists as a senior, and scored Deer Creek's only goal in its 1-0 win over Carl Albert in the state title game.
“It's been my dream to play in college,” she said. “It's going to be tough and a test of where I am.
“I'm going into it with no expectations and will have to work hard to earn my spot.”
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