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Redskins soccer player receives Female Gamer of the Week Award

Oct. 19, 2012 @ 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 Brittany Minor of Hurricane High School.

The Hurricane girl's soccer team entered sectional play this week after a very strong year where they finished 15-2-1 in the regular season. Leading the team in scoring with 20 goals has been senior Brittany Minor.

After transferring to Hurricane and having to sit out a year due to eligibility, she has been a strong addition to the already talented Redskins team.

"A lot of people come into the high school season trying to accomplish different goals for themselves but since I sat out a year the idea of team means more to me now. So I have tried to be very team focused and help to bring my team together more," said Brittany about her senior season.

Last week the Hurricane girls had a 3-0 win over Riverside where Brittany scored one goal and then lost to Woodrow Wilson in a 1-0 game. However, Brittany thinks that loss could have been a good thing for her team.

"We had a rough game against Woodrow Wilson but I think it has really helped us and fired us up for the sectional games," she said. "We have so many good players and don't lack in any area. We have had our ups and downs this season but we are coming into sectional play in a good place."

Hurricane girls coach Shellie Young commented on her senior's play and contributions to the team this year.

"She has put up some big numbers for us both in goals and assists. The thing that I really like about Brittany is that she is competitive about everything and she brings everyone else along with her. She keeps the energy level high in the games and in practices. We made her a captain late in the season for those specific reasons," said Coach Young.

Even though Brittany has scored several goals and had many assists for Hurricane, her personal goals had nothing to do with numbers.

"I knew what our team's strengths were before I started playing, so I just wanted to try and help bring us together more as a team," she said.

We asked Brittany who in her life has played a key role in getting her to where she is now in her athletic career. She said her old WV Rowdies travel soccer coach Wayne Bennett.

"Wayne was the one who made me into the player that I am now. He helped correct all my old flaws and was always honest with me, even if I didn't want to hear it."

She still plays for the Rowdies today. Brittany is also a member of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, 24/7, Chemistry Club, plans to be on the swim team and will either play softball or run track in the spring. She currently has a 3.9 GPA. Brittany is planning to attend college outside of West Virginia but is still keeping her options open as to where and is undecided on a field of study, but has many ideas including marine biology, elementary education and interior designer.

Look for 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, Potential PLUS Instructor.

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