Samantha's first season as a soccer queen is officially a wrap. It was amazing to see how much she improved from her first game, when she'd barely touched a ball, to the end of the season when she was able to look at the field as a whole, cut angles across the field to take the ball away from opponents, and block goals, not to mention the game where she scored nine...yes 9!... goals! She is a speed-demon, and intense on the field. And, perhaps most important, SHE HAD FUN!
Here's a few pictures of her in action on the field (where we've been told she reminds some of her mommy and uncle when they played soccer a millennium ago...literally.)
(That's my girl...taking the ball away from the opponent in the picture above...way to go!)
And finally, here's a picture of her with her entire team -- all eight girls! Go Shooters!