Hello! My name is Lily Pesnell, class of 2023 from Spokane, WA. My main position on the field has been in defense as an outside back. However, I was able to have the opportunity to fill in as an outside forward for our past season and found some success there. As a teammate I am loyal, hard working, and trusting. I like to bring common sense and a level head to problems. To me it is important to be a team player and because of this, I love being the person who sets up the right play for everyone to reach their goals and have success. My favorite thing is to anticipate the ball in defense and strike off the opponents mistakes. My coach from Club, Spokane Sounders told me in my last evaluation that I am a true Outside Player, FWD/DEF on either side. I may be short with a height of 5’1, but I will work and put in the effort to always improve and grind through performances.
Thanks to the help of my loving family and caring coaches, I am able to be where I am today with my soccer career. In my school life I am involved in Honors and AP classes and have a GPA of 3.984 out of 4.0. I am also taking a business and marketing class called DECA. I would love to play soccer through college as I prepare to influence the world through Business/Finance. I am always working to make my family, my coaches, and my school proud both on and off the field.
Growing up I loved playing sports and was really into gymnastics and soccer. When I was in Kindergarten I had to choose between the two sports and ultimately chose gymnastics but always wanted to do both. I stuck with being a gymnast and one of my highest accomplishments was winning State as a level 5 when I was in 3rd grade. I then became overwhelmed with the stress and pressure of my expectations and moved my way back to soccer in 4th grade after breaking my wrist while doing a backflip on the beam. Ever since I made the switch back to soccer I have found so much happiness and passion for a sport and want to further my experiences by playing in college.
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