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By Rachelle Rogers

Maggie Emerine has been playing soccer since she was ten years old. She’s now a senior forward for the Pryor Lady Tigers. Maggie is also on the golf team, but says she really enjoys the physicality of playing soccer. “I especially love the contact. It’s really fun to play a contact sport. I love how most games are won or lost by a point,” says Maggie.

Maggie is looking forward to her senior season. After making it into the playoff’s a year ago for the first time in a few years, Maggie is excited to see what they can accomplish with a couple of young talented players coming up and an exchange student from Norway who plays goalie. Maggie’s father, Kirk Emerine is also her coach. “Being a coaches daughter, sports have taught me to be strong. How to work with others and that it’s not always about winning... it’s more about working with your team and working hard for your teammates,” states Maggie.

In the fall, Maggie and one of her teammates help coach a little league soccer team. She also is a part of the Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team where she plays soccer with special needs athletes. “I kind of convinced some of my teammates to come out because its very rewarding to help out the special athletes,” states Maggie. “They are so much fun to be around. I really appreciate the opportunity to serve with Special Olympics.”

As the valedictorian of her class, Maggie is a member of The National Honor Society and The Oklahoma Indian Honor Society, Spanish Club and Native American Club. She loves math and physics and is wanting to pursue a career in architectural engineering. She spends most of her spare time playing acoustic and electric guitar and piano.

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