Athlete of the Week: Audrey Lavey

Photo Courtesy of Audrey Lavey

By Lola Coulter and Emma Wenning
Sports Reporters

Since her freshman year, sophomore Audrey Lavey has played a vital role on the Newton South varsity girls’ soccer team.

Coming out of her freshman year with an impressive nine goals and seven assists for South, Lavey has already proven for a second year how essential she is to the team by contributing a stunning eleven goals in six games.

This week, Denebola got a chance to sit down with Audrey Lavey as she continues to prepare for this promising upcoming soccer season.

When and why did you start playing soccer?

“I started in Kindergarten because that’s what most kids do. Usually kids start with Kindergarten soccer.”

What position do you play? What is your favorite part about playing it?

I play wide forward or outside mid. My favorite part is helping people score and scoring.”

Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

“I always put my left shin guard on first. There’s no real reason behind it, I just do it.”

What are some special ways that you train?

I train with a club team and the school so I train everyday. I can have up to three games a weekend. For club, practices are usually an hour and a half. For South, usually 2 hours, sometimes 2 hours and 15 minutes.”

How do you think this season will be?

I’m excited, I think we have a lot going for us. We are a really strong team and I think we will do well this season. Hopefully, we will get further than we did last year in the tournament.”

What are your future plans for soccer?

“I’m definitely going to continue to play club and play for the rest of my high school career. I’m looking to possibly play in college but it depends what I want to end up doing and what offers I get. I’m starting the process but I am not really sure yet.”