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ScoreStream’s Players To Watch-Camryn Woodall

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ScoreStream is thrilled to present our next Player to Watch, Camryn Woodall, a senior softball standout from Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Woodall is currently leading her team as the starting 2B captain for Keller Varsity Softball through the fifth round of 6A playoffs to the Regional I Finals this week. She had six hits and nine RBI’s this past weekend in the Regional Semi-Final series against Plano East. Woodall has racked up her fair share of awards in her high school career, including District 5-6A First Team All District her Freshman and Sophomore year and District 5-6A MVP Junior Year. She has also earned DFW Fastpitch Freshman of the Year, 6A State Championship All-Tournament Team, Texas Sports Writers Association All State, Dallas Morning News First Team All Area Team, DFW Fastpitch First Team All Metroplex Team, and Star Telegram First Team All Area Team, all before her senior year! She maintains an extremely noteworthy .448 batting average in her high school career thus far. Woodall will be continuing her softball career at the University of Utah in the fall. We caught up with Woodall between innings with this quick Q&A!


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SS: How and when did you become interested in playing softball?

CW: I first became interested in the sport as a little six year old girl. My dad has told me stories of trips to Toys-R-Us when I would beg him to buy me the pink softball glove and he finally gave in. I made him back the cars out of the garage and we would spend hours together playing catch and counting how many we could throw without dropping the ball. Little did we both know, that is where it would all begin.

SS: What player has influenced you the most in becoming the player you are today?

CW: I don’t think I can give credit to just one player or person that has helped me become the player I am today, but I really enjoy watching and learning from Hannah Flippen. She is a senior at the University of Utah right now and she has accomplished so much in her four years. She came in and started as a freshman and earned PAC-12 Player of the Year two years in a row. I am really looking forward to working with her when I get to Utah in the fall.

SS: What has been your favorite memory of high school softball thus far?

CW: My favorite memories from come from my junior year of high school. It is an entirely different feeling playing on a team with the instinctual ability to want to win no matter what. Every girl understood her role and played for the girl next to her. We should sing on the bus rides, goof around in hotels while in playoffs, and just always enjoyed being with each other.

SS: Do you have any pre-game rituals that get you hyped up for game day?

CW: Always before away games we jam out with a speaker on the bus and get pumped up with our favorite songs. We also have a ritual before each game where we chant, “together we’re stronger,” which helps reinforce why we are there and that it is going to take every single one of us to win.

SS: Congratulations on your recent signing to the University of Utah to continue your softball career as a college athlete! What are you most excited about playing college softball?

CW: I am beyond excited to be starting a new chapter in Salt Lake City with a new group of girls and coaches. I am most excited for the amount of information that I am going to have the opportunity to absorb. It will be a challenge, but I know that I am going in with an excellent support group that will help me through every step of the way!

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If you enjoyed reading this make sure to keep up with Camryn and the high school scores at Keller High School on ScoreStream this year! You can follow her @camrynwoodall_ on Twitter.


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Caitlyn Cota

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

 

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ScoreStream is happy to announce the next stellar nomination for our #NextLadyLegend feature, Caitlyn Cota from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, CA. Cota is a threatening dual athlete who plays big roles as a captain on both her high school soccer and volleyball teams. She led her volleyball team to the CIF Semi-Finals and a state championship regional runner-up title her Senior year for the first time in program history. Cota recorded 52 aces and 323 digs on the season as the libero. She then quickly switched gears into her senior soccer season and also led her soccer team to the CIF Semi-Finals, scoring four goals on the season and earning Co-Best Defensive Player! ScoreStream got to know this multi-sport legend in making during the Q&A below.

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SS: What lessons have you learned from soccer and volleyball that you carry along in every day life?

CC: The lessons I have learned from these sports is to be tough and strong no matter what life throws in my path. If I cannot do that, something I learned from my volleyball coach is to “fake it ’till you make it”. Another lesson I live by is “one more”, which helps me persevere and keeps me motivated to push ahead when I might feel like giving up. My soccer coach wrote this on a white board after practice one night, and it has stuck with me ever since!

SS: What emoji best describes you and your teammates and why?

CC: I would definitely have to say the 💃🏽 emoji because before every volleyball and soccer game we like to listen to music and dance in the locker room. It is part of our routine and really fires us up for the game. I have the best memories from our crazy locker room parties!

SS: What female athlete do you think is changing her sport?

CC: I think an athlete that is changing ALL sports is Serena Williams because she firmly believes that women should always be judged by their achievements, not their gender. Williams once said, “People call me one of the ‘world’s greatest female athletes’. Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best ‘male’ athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not?” Women never truly get the same recognition or respect as male athletes, and I think Serena Williams is doing her best to change that.

SS: What is the most memorable moment of your high school athletic career?

CC: One thing I will never forget about high school athletics were the play off game bus rides. We would usually nap on the way to the game, but on the way home we would blast music and sing until our throats hurt! Those bus rides were where we connected with one another and made memories that will last forever. I will also always remember the overwhelming support we had from our school’s fan section, the “Warzone”, at CIF soccer Semi-Finals this year. Hearing other athletes and friends from my school cheer for us made me feel so supported, and even though I was sad it was my last soccer game, I will never forget the love and support I felt that night.

SS: How do you balance being a two sport athlete while excelling academically? What is your secret?

CC: How do I balance both high school sports, club volleyball, and school, along with making time for myself, my family, and my friends? My crazy and hectic life has taught me how to manage my time effectively and how to stay organized. I also think that loving both sports and my teammates has helped tremendously. I have learned both from academics and sports that when you work hard you will achieve greatness. I play volleyball and soccer because my love for the game continues to grow every day. I also would not be the student or athlete I am today without my friends and family cheering me on, and the endless support and love that my fellow classmates give me. My secret to balancing everything is to not do it alone! I know that I always have my friends, family, teammates, and classmates by my side.

SS: What is a fun fact about you that not many people know?

CC: Some fun facts about me are that I have never had a bloody nose, I collect cool socks, I’ve broken four bones, I’ve donated to Locks of Love twice, and I was named female athlete of the year in my eighth grade class! I was also named Senior Class Homecoming Queen this year 👑.

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You can keep up with Caitlyn’s soccer and volleyball teams at Bishop Alemany High School on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Amber Robben

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

 

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ScoreStream is thrilled to present Amber Robben from Staples-Motley High School in Staples, MN as our #NextLadyLegend finalist! Robben is a senior captain on her high school basketball team who plays the essential role of point guard, and can be described as “unselfish and fast” out on the court. She has been playing basketball since the fourth grade, has fallen in love with the game, and never second guessed her decision to start playing. Part of what makes Robben a stand-out lady legend is her proven ability to overcome obstacles and take on challenges with resilience. Between 8th grade and her freshman year, Robben suffered a devastating ACL tear that she described as “one of the hardest things that’s ever happened to (her)”. Although it wasn’t easy, she was able to recover from this injury and come back even stronger to excel in her high school career. We scored a Q&A with Robben and got to learn more about her and her passion for basketball!

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SS: Are there any female OR male athletes that you look up to for inspiration?

AR: One athlete I really look up to is my coach, Craig Wolhowe. He always knows what to say to me when I need direction physically or mentally, and he is the most kind-hearted person I know.

SS: It’s GAME DAY! What is your method for getting in the zone?

AR: On game days, I like to think about the little things we worked on in practice that week and how I’m going to apply them to the game. In the locker room before every game, my team and I carry on a tradition of chanting to get us pumped up. Lastly, I like to pray twice before heading out to the court!

SS: If you had to choose an emoji to describe you, what would it be?

AR: I would choose the smiling emoji 😄 because I’m always smiling. A big part of basketball is all about having fun and enjoying your time out on the court.

SS: When you’re not playing basketball what is your favorite activity?

AR: My favorite activity outside of basketball is definitely hanging out with my friends and family. It’s important to spend quality time with those closest to you.

SS: As a female athlete, do you think there are any misconceptions about girl’s sports?

AR: I’ve heard many negative things about girl’s sports that aren’t true. I hear that girls basketball is “boring to watch”, that we play at a slower pace, and that girl’s sports just aren’t fun. My team and I try to play the best basketball we can, and if anyone with these thoughts came out to watch us we would prove them wrong.

SS: What is your go to signature move out there on the court?

AR: My go to move is going behind the back or a step back shot 👌🏼.

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You can follow Amber Robben on twitter @amber_robben31. Make sure to keep up with her basketball team and other sports at Staples-Motley High School on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Alyssa Lester

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release all the interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, read ALL finalist interviews here and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

 

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ScoreStream is ecstatic to reveal our #NextLadyLegend finalist, multi-sport athlete Alyssa Lester from Bluefield High School in Bluefield, WV. Whether she’s powering goals in the back of the net out on the field, making a quick drive to the hoop out on the court, or studying for her exams, Lester executes everything she does with passion and resilience. As a junior on her school soccer team, she has already recorded a remarkable 103 goals and 67 assists. She has been awarded Coalfield Conference First Team-All league for three years in a row, and earned the All-State Award in 2016 all for soccer. Lester has also earned three state championships with her traveling soccer team, the East River Raptors, who she’s been playing for since she was eight years old. The stats don’t stop there! Lester also averages ten points, two steals, and four assists a game as a starter on her high school basketball team. She has been a sectional champion for basketball all three years of her high school career! We got to know Lester and learn about her secrets to success in the Q&A below.

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SS: How and when did you begin playing basketball and soccer?

AL: My dominant sport is soccer, which I have been playing since I was four years old. No one in my family has ever played soccer, so it was kind of a fluke that I started playing. My dad was a big basketball player back in his day, so of course he wanted me to play and I started at the age of five. Although I love both sports, soccer stole my heart because of the physicality and intensity of the game. Ever since I played in my first soccer game, I have never thought once about giving up the sport. I love basketball for the competitiveness as well. I am so glad I started out as a multi-sport athlete at a young age, because it has made me into the athlete and person who I am today.

SS: What is your favorite/most used app on your phone?

AL: I use the Pandora music app 🎧 the most because I love music and it relaxes me. It really helps me focus and get prepared on game day!

SS: What is your go to method when creating a scoring opportunity on the field or court?

AL: I am known for being a team player. I love getting my team involved in tough games. My method of getting the ball in the back of the net is a give and go, which is a quick, two-pass combo to get around the defender! In basketball I am a shooting guard so I have to make moves to free myself open for a shot. I shoot mid-range jump shots and make quick drives to the hoop.

SS: What female athlete do you think is changing her sport?

AL: Alex Morgan has made FIFA respect the women’s game of soccer. Her incredible love for the sport has opened the eyes of many to gender equality out on the field.

SS: You are a multi-sport athlete who scored 100 goals by your junior year on the soccer team and starts on the basketball team, while maintaining a 4.1 GPA. How do you balance everything?

AL: I was taught growing up that school always comes first, so I take my work very seriously. I am definitely not the procrastinating type and I like to get my work done quickly yet efficiently. I work extremely hard both on the field/court and in the classroom. I love challenging myself and keeping myself occupied. I balance my school and sports by pushing myself, and I am always open to learning something new. I do my work while I am at school, but once it’s time for practice, I am focusing 100% on my sport. I have to separate school from sports to keep from overworking myself.

SS: As a female athlete, do you think there are any misconceptions about women’s sports?

AL: Many people believe that women’s sports are less competitive than men’s sports, and I don’t think that is true at all. I have been playing sports my entire life and I’ve seen first-hand how competitive girls can get. It’s also assumed that women’s sports aren’t as tough as men’s. Women are as mentally and physically strong as any man. The only thing that separates us is our gender, not our sports 💪🏼.

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You can keep up with Lester and her teams’ soccer and basketball success at Bluefield High School on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Nicole Heffington

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

 

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Our next finalist we are thrilled to introduce to you is Nicole Heffington, a 5′ 10″ basketball stand-out from Mentor High School in Mentor, OH. Heffington has made a crucial impact on her high school team every since she stepped foot on campus, starting all four years of her high school career. In her senior season, she averaged an impressive 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks per game. She also passed the 1,000 career point mark, which she talks about as one of favorite basketball memories. Basketball has been a passion of hers ever since she started playing eleven years ago, and since then she has played for Mentor Rec, Mentor High School, travel ball teams, and Improv AAU. ScoreStream was lucky to catch up with Heffinton between baskets in the Q&A below!

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SS: What lessons have you learned from playing basketball that you carry along in your everyday life?

NH: The most important lessons I have learned from basketball are how to work well with a team, how to communicate with others, and how to lead a group of people and get them to come together. These are all valuable skills that I can take off the court too!

SS: What emoji best describes you and your teammates and why?

NH: I picked the 😂 emoji because my team and I are always laughing when we are together on and off the court and especially in our group text message. It’s how we bond together and build team chemistry.

SS: Do you have a female OR male athlete that you look up to for inspiration?

NH: I’ve always looked up to Maya Moore, who is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx, Team USA, and previously the UCONN Huskies. I’ve been watching her play since I was a young girl and always had posters of her hanging in my room.

SS: It’s GAME DAY! How do you get in the zone to prepare?

NH: On game days, I always watch some film on the team that we are playing before heading out to the court so I know what to expect and how to mentally prepare myself. Good music is also a big part of my game day routine because it helps pump me up! 👊🏼

SS: What is the most memorable moment of your high school basketball career?

NH: My most memorable high school basketball moment was definitely scoring my 1,000th point! It was a feeling I will never forget and my team made it so special for me.

SS: What are your athletic and academic aspirations for after high school?

NH: It is my dream to continue playing basketball at a four year university. Off the court, I have big career goals as well, which include studying to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.

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You can follow Nicole Heffington on twitter @heffington17. Make sure to keep up with her basketball team and other sports at Mentor High School on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Haley Thomas

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

 

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Haley Thomas of Bishop McCort High School, our latest #NextLadyLegend finalist pick, is nothing short of legendary in her hometown of Johnston, PA. Thomas is the epitome of ScoreStream’s feature to celebrate the accomplishments of female athletes by holding multiple school athletic records while maintaining a passion for her academics. In her senior season as captain and point guard of her high school basketball team, Thomas earned the title of all-time leading scorer at BMCHS in addition to all-time leading assists. The 5’10” stud recorded an impressive scoring average of 23.4 points per game in 25 games played this season. Thomas not only excels in basketball, but in track and field as well, where she is a part of her school’s 4×100 relay team that placed second in state last year and earned her another school record. When she’s not out there dominating the court and track, Thomas is thriving in the class room where she enjoys studying physics. We were lucky enough to shoot a quick Q&A over to Thomas to learn more about her athletics and academics!
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SS: What is your go to method to creating a scoring opportunity when you’re out there on the court?

HT: I will usually use my most recognized moved, the behind the back, to break away from the defender. Then I will drive into the paint hopefully getting a shot off or a little dish to one of my teammates!

SS: What emoji best describes you and your teammates and why?

HT: I picked the 😂 emoji because my team and I are always having a great time. That’s when we play our best, when we are loose. We always seem to be laughing with each other and our coaches.

SS: What female athlete do you think is changing her sport?

HT: Kelsey Plum of Washington women’s basketball is definitely changing her sport. She is showing everyone how hard work really does pay off. She is so humble about all of her accomplishments, which is something I strive to be. She is truly an amazing role model and basketball player.

SS: What is the most memorable moment of your high school basketball career?

HT: My most memorable moment by far was becoming the all-time leading scorer at my school. My family and friends were all at the game which made it even more special!

SS: What are your athletic and academic aspirations for after high school?

HT: After I finish high school, I plan to continue my basketball career at Saint Francis University of Loretto where I plan to major in Environmental Engineering.

SS: Are there any misconceptions about women’s sports, and how are you and your teammates changing them?

HT: I think one misconception about women’s sports is that our games aren’t as exciting to watch as the men’s games are. My team and I try and play our best basketball every time we step out on the court. I think our games are very exciting to watch and play in.

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You can follow Haley Thomas on twitter @haleyyy_thomas. Make sure to keep up with her collegiate basketball team Saint Francis University of Loretto next year on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Kaila Stoltzfus

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We at ScoreStream are proud to reveal our next finalist, Kaila Stoltzfus, from Garden Spot High School in New Holland, PA. Stoltzfus has been playing basketball since the first grade, and she is so passionate about the sport that she also enjoys watching it and coaching in her free time. As a shooting guard for her high school team, she played an important leadership role in her senior season by inspiring her teammates with positivity on and off the court. When she’s not playing basketball, Stoltzfus likes to spend time on her family’s dairy farm where they house over 180 cows! In the fall of every year, she even competes in national shows across the country to show them off. Stoltzfus is excited to continue her academic and athletic career at Lancaster Bible College next year playing basketball. Just before tip-off, we were able to shoot some questions to Kaila about her high school basketball career!

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SS: It’s GAME DAY! How do you get in the zone to prepare?

KS: Team meals! One of the best parts about game day is the team meal that we get to eat together. I’m extremely thankful for all the moms on our team that make delicious food for us to get fueled up for game-time.

SS: What is your go to method when creating a scoring opportunity out there on the court?

KS: You definitely have to use your teammates. You cannot just go out onto the court and expect to score all the points on your own. To me, assists are just as important as points.

SS: What female athlete do you think is changing her sport and why?

KS: Mo’ne Davis is a woman who I believe is doing her best to change her sport. Along with basketball, baseball is my favorite sport. I love how she is able to go out and play baseball, which is primary a male sport, and excel like it is no big deal to her. She is truly an inspiration!

SS: What is the most memorable moment of your high school basketball career thus far?

KS: My senior night. Going into the game, everyone was asking me, “Are you ready?” I just played like it was any other game because I could not let my emotions get out of control. It was still emotional, leaving a court that you spent the past four years working hard on. However, it definitely motivated me and the other seniors to get the win that night. We were playing a team that we had previously lost to by 14 points, but we got revenge with a 36-28 win! The moment when the buzzer went off was by far the best moment in my high school career. After I came out of the locker room, I walked into the silent gym and took it all in one last time.

SS: What emoji best describes you and your teammates?

KS: A heart ❤️.  My team has been through a lot on and off the court, but the moment we walk off, we leave together as best friends.

SS: What are your athletic and academic aspirations for after high school?

KS: I will be continuing my education and basketball career at Lancaster Bible College. I will be studying business, inspired by my aspiration to work in the healthcare administration some day!

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You can keep up with Kaila on twitter @kailastoltzfus, and follow along with her collegiate basketball team Lancaster Bible College next year on ScoreStream!


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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Haley Brown

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We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from the #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist, and beginning the week of March 20th YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, read ALL finalist interviews here and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.

ScoreStream is honored to present the next finalist in our Next Lady Legends contest, Haley Brown from Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, CA. Brown is a relentless attacking center-midfielder who led her team as captain to a DAL league title in her senior season with a 16-2-1 record, achieving 27 goals and 11 assists. She has collected both a North Coast Section championship and runner-up title, in addition to an all-league MVP honor during her successful high school career. She is best known for her unstoppable header goals, that allow her to jump above the rest and place the ball into the corner of the net on crucial set plays. Brown will be continuing her athletic and academic career at Cal State Fullerton next year, where she hopes to push herself and work hard to help the team win a Big West Championship. We were lucky enough to score a Q&A with this soccer superstar, check out what she has to say!

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SS: How and when did you begin playing soccer ⚽️ ?

HB: I started playing recreational soccer in first grade. My mom signed me up so I could have something to do, and I absolutely fell in love with the game.

SS: What lessons have you learned from playing that you carry along in everyday life?

HB: Soccer has taught me to never make excuses. Yes, there are times when I don’t want to go running because I’m feeling lazy, but I know that the girls that I will be playing against are out there working their hardest even if they are feeling lazy too. In school, I might feel lazy when it comes to completing an assignment or studying for a test. Rather than making an excuse, I just do it so that when it comes time for the test, I don’t regret the lack of studying I did.

SS: As a female athlete, do you think there are any misconceptions about women’s sports?

HB: I don’t think people realize how intense and physical soccer games are. I think a lot of people believe that boys games are harder, but ultimately they are the same game. Boys who play sports might be larger and stronger, but girls soccer games are very physically and mentally demanding.

SS: What is your go to method when creating a scoring opportunity out on the field?

HB: I can usually score header goals off of free-kicks and crosses because of my height. I like scoring off crosses, but I can also score once in a while off long shots outside the 18 yard box. I like to assist goals too by sending good through balls to fast forwards who can finish them in the net!

SS: If you were going to choose one emoji to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

HB: I would describe myself as the red hot chili pepper emoji because my hair is red and I’m fiery and spicy like a pepper! Hot Pepper on Apple iOS 10.2

SS: What woman do you think is changing her sport?

HB: I think Carli Lloyd from the US Women’s National Team is changing her sport, because she is a strong woman who has earned respect for her ability to excel in the game of soccer. When she makes big time plays in big time moments, people aren’t focusing on the fact that she is a woman, but are in awe of her incredible athletic talents as an individual.

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You can follow Haley on twitter @haleybrown123. Don’t forget to keep up with her games, scores, and highlights when she plays soccer at Cal State Fullerton next year on ScoreStream!


Want to follow high school and club sports in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

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ScoreStream’s #NextLadyLegend Finalist: Andra Espinoza-Hunter

We are excited to introduce you to our next finalist from our #NextLadyLegends campaign! We will continue to release interviews for each finalist and beginning the week of March 20th, YOU will have your chance to vote for our NATIONAL WINNER! Read more about this campaign here, and check out the action on twitter using #NextLadyLegend.


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ScoreStream is thrilled to introduce to you our next #NextLadyLegend finalist, Andra Espinoza-Hunter. She is a 17 year-old stand out from Ossining High School in Ossining, New York, finishing up her senior year before she heads to the University of Connecticut to continue her basketball career. Espinoza-Hunter just led her team to their seventh consecutive Class AA sectional championship, recording the honor of tournament MVP. Having played varsity basketball since seventh grade, Espinoza-Hunter has won an impressive four state championships, and is currently the second highest scorer in the nation. In her senior season of 21 games played thus far, she has scored a whopping 805 points, averaging 38.3 points per game, with 86 3-pointers on the season. Espinoza-Hunter took a quick break from winning championships to chat with ScoreStream in the Q&A below.

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SS: What lessons have you learned from basketball that you carry along in your every day life?

AEH: Basketball has taught me that being successful requires a lot of work. You cannot expect anything to be handed to you because there is always going to be someone striving to take the spot you’re in.

SS: What emoji best describes you and your teammates and why?

AEH: I chose the 😈 emoji. It seems like it’s ready and willing to take on ANY challenge, just like my team and me!

SS: It’s GAME DAY – how do you get in the zone to prepare?

AEH: I prepare for game days by eating a 20 piece chicken nugget meal with extra sweet and sour sauce. Exactly an hour before tip-off, I sip on a sugar-free Red Bull. Lastly, I always make sure to say a quick prayer before heading out to the court.

SS: What female athlete do you think is changing her sport?

AEH: I would have to say that Ronda Rousey is a female who is changing her sport. She is competing in a brutal sport that is mainly dominated by men, however, she has successfully emerged as one of the biggest MMA stars.

SS: What is the most memorable moment of your high school basketball career thus far?

AEH: My most memorable moment of high school basketball would definitely be from 8th grade when I won my first State Championship. The feeling I received from that moment is something I know I’ll never be able to forget.

SS: What are you most looking forward to about continuing your academics and athletics at the University of Connecticut, which has the top NCAA women’s basketball program in the country?

AEH: I am looking forward to playing with some of the best players in the country at UConn, in addition to being coached by one of the best coaching staffs in the country! I am really looking forward to being a part of this amazing and successful program.

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