Student Soccer Star Plans To Shift Skills To College Field

Student Soccer Star Plans To Shift Skills To College Field
By Tamas Mondovics
brittany-coxPerhaps one of the most improved and promising programs drawing the attention of coaches and athletes this season is the East Bay High School Indians girls soccer.While a program’s success depends on everyone’s input, there are always a few athletes that stand out due to their skill, ability or, perhaps, heart and dedication they possess for the sport they love.It is safe to say that Indians senior Brittany Cox, captain of the Indians soccer team, is one of those student-athletes, who, for the past four years, gave testimony to what being a great athlete, team player and outstanding example truly means.“I love the game, and, while I do play other sports during the year, for me, soccer is the main sport,” Cox said.Holding the position as center forward, Cox is known for her speed, excellent ball control technique and ability to know her place on the field that other players envy and coaches would love to call their own.Another important quality that makes a player valuable is the way he or she views her team and teammates. Cox seems to fit the bill here as well. Instead of focusing on her strengths and talent, the young athlete gives credit to her team for her own success as well as what the program has been able to achieve for the past few years.“We are a young team but are playing with a lot of heart and dedication, and I am proud to be a part of it,” she said. “Our record shows who and what we are all about.”While focusing on her schooling, Cox’s goals include furthering her education at St. Leo University and playing college soccer.“I would like to get involved with sports management or do something that involves sports and the outdoors,” she said.At present, finishing the 2009-2010 winter soccer season tops the Indians’ to-do list, which Cox, in her final season, hopes to complete with at least a district title. For more information about local athletes and programs, such as the East Bay High School Indians, please visit www.maxpreps.com.