News Archives: Emma Close - Featured Athlete of the Week
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Name: Emma Close
Jersey Number. Is there a story behind it? #5. There’s no story behind it.
Hometown: Fort St. John, British Columbia
High School: North Peace Secondary School
At what age did you start playing your sport? What drew you to the game? I started playing soccer when I was 5 because my older brother used to play, so, I just joined as soon as I was old enough to start.
What is your fondest memory of your sport? My favorite memories have to do anything with team bonding such as being in the locker rooms before a game or the long bus rides with the team.
Any pre or post-game rituals that you would be willing to share? How do you prepare? The only pre-game ritual I have is listening to music and talking to my teammates about the game ahead.
What are your future goals? I plan to continue playing with the Wolves and hopefully, we make it to Provincials then Nationals.
From Head Coach Chris Morgan:
Any special game moments, stats you’d like to share? Emma scored two goals vs. Lakeland this past Saturday. Her first goal being a wonderful strike from 25 yards. Emma has scored 3 goals for the team so far but has assisted many more this season.
What does this player bring to the dynamics of the team? Emma is the quietest young woman on the team and is well liked by everyone. Emma can cross and shoot with either foot and is a joy to watch. She brings a quiet determination to succeed in every game which is pleasing to witness. Emma shows great awareness and can see passing opportunities that others won't see. It is a privilege to coach Emma.