Carly Wagner, daughter of Douglas and Amy Wagner, is a junior at Fairview High School and a member of the girls varsity soccer team.
She is the goal keeper for the team. This season, the team has had five shutouts and an average of 1.5 goals against.
Wagner said she got introduced to the sport through another sport she played: basketball.
“After a rec basketball game, my coach approached me and asked me to play soccer. ‘I think you would be good,’ were her words,” Wagner said.
She said that she quickly realized what her role on the soccer field was going to be. “After the first practice, I realized that I didn’t like to run. Ever since I have been playing goal keeper.”
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “working together as a team. I love having a sense of community with my teammates and building bonds with them.”
One of her biggest role models is her mother, Amy.
“She is hardworking and selfless. She always motivates me to be the best I can be on and off the field,” she said.
When she’s not blocking shots on the field, Wagner said she enjoys spending time with friends.
FVHS’s Girls Varsity Head Soccer Coach Kevin Sizemore said of Wagner, “Carly is the glue that keeps our team together. She is a vocal leader and is a coach’s dream to have on a team.”
After graduating next year, she plans to continue her soccer career in college. She would like to pursue a career as an athletic trainer.