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Athlete of the Week: Kyra Anderson, Chapel Hill
by E. Marcel Pourtout
April 23, 2014 11:18 AM | 2500 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior defender Kyra Anderson has helped lead the Chapel Hill girls’ soccer team to an undefeated region record and its third consecutive, double-digit win campaign this season.

“We’ve done well this season and gotten better throughout the season after we adjusted to our new players,” Anderson said.

“Kyra is our leader on and off the field,” head coach Katie Wolff said. “She’s the voice of the team and encourages the other girls to do their best. Her quick speed and excellent foot skills make Kyra a very talented player.”

Anderson said she also knows the importance of her leadership role as captain of the Panthers.

“I have to make sure everyone is working together as a team,” she said.

Chapel Hill have developed one of the stingiest defenses in Class 3A, posting seven shutouts this season.

The Panthers will host the first-round opponent in this year’s state playoffs on May 1. They made the quarterfinals last season before dropping its contest to eventual state champion St. Pius.

“We’re going to do well this postseason if we continue to communicate and trust each other on the field,” Anderson said.

Anderson, who played club soccer at the Southern Soccer Academy, is a member of the Health Occupations Students of America at Chapel Hill and interns at a day care center. She will attend Kennesaw State this fall and pursue a career as a pediatrics nurse.

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