The Taconic Tribune
Seniors in Sports: Part ThreeFriday, November 13, 2009 By Sandra S.
Taconic Hills loses another multi-talented athlete this year, Emma. Emma plays soccer, basketball, and runs track for the Lady Titans. This season you can find her out on the soccer field as one of the captains for the 2009 varsity team. She has been a part of the varsity team for four years now as a midfield, and tells me she would like to play in college for the UAlbany Danes or for the Gators of Russell Sage. Emma is currently coached under Brian Yorck. Emma comes from a soccer family. Her twin sister, Rachel, and younger sister, Dylan, are both apart of the varsity team as well. I asked Emma how long she has played soccer. “All of my life,” she replied with a giggle. She explains that she has realized the importance of teamwork rather than selfishness while playing soccer. Emma says this season has been the most memorable for her. “We had a losing season, but we did not let that bring us down. We came together and won four games. It may not seem like a lot, but to us it was very meaningful and we worked hard for it.” One of the four victories came from the Titans grueling 2-1 victory over the Hudson Bluehawks. She laughed when telling me a soccer players’ most embarrassing moment. “I would definitely have to say getting megged.” Emma explains that “megged” is when a ball in shot or passed right through your legs. “When it happens to me, I get so embarrassed,” she adds with a laugh. During a game everyone notices the player scoring the goal. I asked Emma what the most rewarding aspect of handing out an assist was. “Quiet Recognition. It is the fact that you helped with the goal and the win. There are no goals without someones' assist.” As her final season wraps up Emma says she is very sad. “I look around the field and see all the younger girls and remember that was me at one point. I really hope they enjoy their time because it is going to go by fast and they will miss it.” Emma G. and the Lady Titans finish their hard fought season with smiles and heads held high. Good luck to Emma and the rest of the soccer seniors next year!