Kelsey Nolting said she likes being in the middle of the action when it comes to athletics, and by playing defender on the Seymour soccer team and shortstop in softball, she is right in the middle of a lot of activity.
She switched to soccer her sophomore year.
“I really didn’t like volleyball, and I’ve always wanted to play soccer,” she said as her reason for changing fall sports. “I had a lot of friends in soccer, and that kind of got me started.”
Nolting is in her second season as a starting defender.
“It is definitely different than other sports I’ve played. It gives you a chance to be more aggressive,” she said.
The Owls have a new head coach, Greg Musser, this season, and they are running a different offense.
“Last year, we usually went through Heather (Jones) with everything, but this year, we have so many skilled players up top that if they’re shutting down Maile (Grout), we can go outside to Clare (Lenart) or Maria Morales,” Nolting said.
“We definitely have more options than we did last year, and our coaches help us see those options.”
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