Nearly a month after their final game, the 2017 Holly Bronchos
girls soccer program held their end of the year banquet at Bakers of
Milford. After dinner, the JV team was honored first, followed by
the varsity program. Samantha was mentioned by the JV coach in his
speech for her work with the team and specifically the goalkeepers,
as she created a program to work with them and stayed after practice
with them when needed. When it came time for the varsity part of the
evening, the girls took turns introducing each other to those in
attendance. When Sam was announced, she was presented with her
varsity letter as well as the award for "Most Dedicated". She was
also named a Flint Metro League "Player to Watch" for 2018, thanks
in part to leading the team in steals despite missing four games due
to her fractured wrist. She also finished third on the team in
passes per game, fourth in corner kicks taken, fifth in shots on
goal, and fifth in assists for the season. The captains handed out
"Paper Plate Awards", and Sam was presented with the "Box of
Chocolates" award, because Sam was sweet and full of herself!
2017 Holly Bronchos Soccer Team Banquet
The head coach giving a brief talk prior to dinner.
The Holly Bronchos Varsity Soccer team lined up, ready to
introduce each other.
Despite the lights being turned off, Samantha was still able to
accept her varsity letter and awards.
Sam introducing her teammate to the audience.
Sam's "Box of Chocolate's" award being presented...
Sam posing with her "H" varsity letter and "Most Dedicated"
A closer look at Sam's "H" varsity letter and "Most Dedicated"
Most of the 2017 Holly Bronchos soccer program players (two were
unable to make it).
The 2017 Holly Bronchos soccer players and coaches.
The varsity players (minus one).
The varsity players and coaches.
Samantha posing with her friend Mariah.
The four girls who earned their first varsity letter
(technically Sam's second, but her Venice "V" doesn't count here in
The team award winners.
Sam and her friend Lexie.
Sam, Lexie, and Maya.
Below are a few pictures provided by Samantha from her phone...
Sam and Lexie.
Sam and Lolli, the team's goalkeeper.
Another of Sam and Lolli - as Sam tries to stand on her
tippy-toes to be taller.
Sam and her Michigan Impact (now Liverpool FC) teammate Paige.