At the bantam soccer level, the “NOT ME” monster usually comes out on the first day of practice, i.e. “Who wants to play goalie?” “NOT ME!”
But at the start of this season, Krystine Breton, despite being a midfielder last year, selflessly stepped up for the good of her team and said, “I will try.” And try she has.
With 90% of each game played in her end of the field, she faces upwards of 50(!) shots per game, and despite the onslaught she flatly refuses to give up.
Picking the ball out of the back of your net is a tough thing to do, but somehow there is always a smile on Krystine’s face. This Grade 8 student from Magog, Que. always stays positive, and she is THE role model for anyone who plays on a team experiencing a difficult season.
At her most recent game against Galt, Krystine made some of her best saves of the season — diving, stand-on-your-head, jaw-dropping saves, to the point that the other team could only shake their heads in disbelief. Her attitude, effort, hard work, spirit and positivity make her most deserving of this recognition. Congratulations, Krystine, for being the Athlete of the Week!