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Lawman named gamer of the week

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week to Jayne Lawman of Winfield High School.

The Winfield girl's soccer team has already started its run at a repeat of last year's AAA Championship. They are off to a 6-0 start led by junior captain Jayne Lawman. Jayne has had multiple games with two or more goals including two hat trick games against Brook and Princeton. She already seems poised to bring another state title to Winfield.

"We have been working hard as a team in practices and coach Hoff and Bailey have been pushing us to get better," said Jayne about her team. "I feel like I have been playing pretty good. My teammates have been helping me a lot and we are working off of each other to make the team better," she added.

Her sister Mary is a freshman on the team this year, the first time they have ever been teammates. "I didn't know how I would like having her on the team but I love it and it's so much fun," she said.

In the off-season, Jayne has been running and lifting with her teammates and playing soccer with the Chaos travel team to prepare herself for this fall.

Coach Marshall Hoff could not say enough about his junior center forward. "She is doing a fantastic job as a leader on this team. She is not only a vocal leader but also someone that the other girls will follow. She's a great athlete and great person," he said about Jayne.

He has been very pleased with the effort and results that he is getting from his team as well. He added; "This team is such a great group to work with. They know what it takes and work hard to get to that point. Any time you win an honor like a state championship the pressure is put on you more. The target gets really big, but you have to work hard and take one game at a time."

We asked Jayne who in her life has helped her the most to become the athlete she is now. She said, "My parents. They have been very supportive of me in soccer and have allowed me to play travel ball, so without them I would not be where I am at today. My coaches through high school and travel ball have really helped me to develop my skills."

Jayne is also a member of the basketball and track team at Winfield. She has a 3.75 GPA and is a member of the Teays Valley Baptist Church.

Look for Jayne and other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Female Gamer of the week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald.

Brad Coleman MS, ATC, CSCS, works at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.

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