Soccer players honored
Maxwell, Marroquin lead All-NWADG team
SCHOOL: Siloam Springs
THE SCOOP: Maxwell set the Siloam Springs girls soccer single-season scoring record with 42 goals in leading the Lady Panthers (24-3) to their fourth straight state championship. … She scored at least one goal in 24 of team’s 27 games. … She had 13 multiple-goal games, including one four-goal game and four three-goal games. … Her final hat trick came in the Class 6A state finals in a 6-1 win against Russellville, where she earned MVP honors for the second straight year. … She also had 18 assists, which ranked second on the team. … Maxwell, a 6A all-state selection, has verbally committed to Rogers State, an NCAA Division II school in Claremore, Okla.
DID YOU KNOW: Maxwell broke the single-season goals school record of her mentor, former Siloam Springs standout Sarah Kidd Viatrov, who scored 27 goals during the 2006 season. Maxwell’s 18 assists also tied Viatrov’s then single-season record for assists set in 2007, but Maxwell’s classmate Megan Hutto had 22 assists this year for the current record.
QUOTABLE: “It’s been an amazing season,” Maxwell said. “I had so much fun this year with all the girls and coaches. We broke barriers together and I’m so thankful to be a part of Siloam soccer. Breaking a scoring record that stood for 10 years was a highlight of the season, being awarded a championship MVP two years in a row was an honor.
“You don’t get to control the amount of talent you have, but work ethic and attitude are things you can control. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says ‘Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might …’ I strive to live by this verse, I want to be the kindest hardest working kid on the field. What I’m most concerned about is that God gets all the glory for everything myself and the team does.”
Siloam Springs High School junior Audrey Maxwell was named the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the 2017 season.