The Shavings would like to congratulate freshman striker Rebecca Berry, who recently won tournament MVP at the Calumet College of Saint Joseph Crimson Wave Invitational after leading the Lady Wave to their first-ever win in the tourney.
The forward, who came to CCSJ all the way from Bendigo, Victoria Australia, took the hardware after scoring two goals and setting up another in the preseason tournament.
The Liverpool fan is a natural finisher, stating that “while it feels great to assist, nothing feels quite as good as putting one in the back of the net.”
Winning this tournament to start the season will certainly build up optimism and expectations surrounding the team, something the “Scorer from Down Under” embraces. Berry said,
“I’m just excited to start playing with the other girls. Being new to the team, in my first year, I’m happy I could help the team win.”
Ever the humble star, the Aussie was quick to credit her teammates with making her success possible. Rebecca was especially thankful of Lucia Neaves and Carly Bermes, heaping praise on the exceptional work both were able to do in the midfield. Berry said, “the team has meshed really well so far. We have great players at key positons, and we should be able to find some success this season.”
Just how much success is tough to gauge so early in the season, but the Lady Wave are certainly not lacking in confidence, particularly their new star scorer. Rebecca said, “the team is looking good. We’ve suffered a few injuries but we have the depth to cover it. Our first goal is to make the conference tournament, then we’ll just see how far we can take it.”
With the new, skilled talisman up front leading the way, just how far they go may very well be somewhere the team has never been before. Berry said, “I just want to keep encouraging the other girls, keep scoring goals, and keep helping the team win.”
No matter how this season plays itself out, one thing is certain. With new star recruit Rebecca Berry leading the way, CCSJ Lady Wave soccer is an exciting program on the rise, and one to watch out for come playoff time.
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