By: Bryanna Perez
Peyton McNamara, a freshmen at Brien McMahon High School, has definitely earned the respect of the league. Playing since she was three years old had most certainly prepared her for her high school career. Gaining a spot and starting on the Girls Soccer Varsity Team , McNamara will stop at nothing. “Everyone was super welcoming during pre season and captains practice over the summer,” telling Pride Time Sports News, “I went in knowing I had to work hard to earn my spot just like everyone else on the team,” McNamara nailed her tryouts and soon enough was ready to play for the senators. “I felt honored and very excited to have gotten the opportunity to represent for my high school's soccer team.”
McNamara playing on a travel team, CFC United, since she was nine years old decided to hold off this fall season to get the chance to play for the Brien McMahon Girls Soccer Team. “Not for a second did I second guess playing for McMahon. I was so excited for my high school team that in seventh grade all the way up until I got to high school that I watched a lot of their games. “
So what is it that made this young freshmen stand out to the crowd? McNamara, a striker for McMahon, was putting up a lot of points for the senators this season.
The game against Warde on October 17th, McNamara had 3 goals in total, allowing the senators to end off with a victory (5-2) . They needed one more game to win to qualify for states. That one more game was against Trumbull that same week on October 21st. “To prepare for the big game I made sure I ate right and hydrated myself. I focused on the game and thought about what myself and the team needed to do to win.” The senators did in fact beat Trumbull (3-0) as McNamara contributed one goal and an assist to teammate Chloe Ortolano. “It felt amazing to win!” This will be the first time , since 2007 that the Brien McMahon High School girls soccer team qualify for states. McNamara and her teammates are now getting ready for states and focusing on bigger goals.