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August Player of the Month

Date Posted: 8/31/2017

Gaston United Soccer Club is proud to recognize Amyla for our August Player of the Month!

The GUSC Coaching Staff is asked to nominate a player each month that meets and exceeds certain criteria. For the August Player of the Month winner, we wanted to recognize a player that spent the summer months improving themselves on the field and entered the fall season fit and sharp. 

When the coach's nominations came in, it was clear that Coach CR's nomination was the winner as it was also proudly backed by Coach David and Jonas. Coach CR's nomination included, "Amyla took advantage of GUSC training this summer and worked tirelessly. She then took the ball out at home in the back yard and worked to sharpen her skills.  It definitely showed in our first game.  We are all proud of her."

Amyla attended nearly all of our Summer Monday 3v3 nights and continued to work on her game individually. Her infectious smile caught the eye of Jonas at one of those Summer Monday nights and he awarded her family Charlotte Independence tickets during the Preseason Camp. She's been on fire ever since!

 

Amyla began playing at 5 years old and enjoys the game because "she likes the challenge and the competitive, agressive nature of soccer". But Amyla isn't the only one in her family that enjoys the game, as her father once said, "watching Amyla play is the highlight of my week." And her father is not alone, as her mother says "It brings us both joy to see her develop and grow as a player over the years. I like to see her doing something that she enjoys and is doing very well in."

While soccer is her focus, she also loves to dance and takes gymnastics, she like math as well as classes in art, music and computer lab. Amyla's favorite player is the one, and only, Alex Morgan. We can thank Amyla's father for helping her prepare for practices and games by getting her super pumped during her pregame stretch and green smoothie breakfast routine. 

Want to check Amyla in action, come out to one of GUSC's Youth Academy play dates and see her contagious smile as she sprints around the field helping her team.