Carlee Thompson

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Carlee Thompson has been a stay player and athlete for the Central girls’ soccer team since her freshman year. Being a star defender and team captain for two years her hard work in slowly paying off. Next spring Carlee will be attending Washburn University on an 85% scholarship and continuing her soccer career. With a great nursing program and a smaller campus inside the city of Washburn, its exactly what she is looking for.
“Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been playing soccer and I knew I wanted pursue it when I was around 10” Carlee shared. Although she has suffered from multiple injuries, her goal is to go professional after college if her body will let her and doing whatever it takes to get there.” My coaches, personal trainers, and family have always motivated me to go beyond what I think I’m capable of. There were times I wanted to quit but they didn’t allow me to because they saw it in me when I didn’t.” There’s no room for complaining, no room for doubt, everyone pushed her to be hard working and a good team mate and she plans on continuing the same attitude and work ethic to achieve her goals.
Carlee cherished her time playing for central, saying, “playing at central has been such an experience, our program has grown tremendously since my freshman year and its only gotten better.” Playing with a diverse team all with different play styles made the experience very beneficial. Having fun and learning from one another helped everyone improve, as a team and individually. As captain of the team it’s her responsibility to keep the morale up. Enjoying the privilege, she pushes everyone to be there best in hopes of making state. Central Soccer will always be something to be proud of for Carlee and a defining period in the beginning of her soccer career stating, “High school soccer is defiantly tough, but it is the best 8 weeks of high school.”
Carlee plans on studying nursing at Washburn and become a OBGYN nurse, she also hopes to study Spanish and eventually study abroad in Mexico. Along with also wanting to make in professionally in soccer, she’s starting a very challenging path. It’ll take a lot of persistence, hard work and pain, but it’s nothing Central hasn’t prepared her for. No matter what happens, soccer will always be the closest thing to her heart and will always be playing no matter what she end up doing.

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