Name: Alex Kirsch and Emily Paszkiewicz
Grade: Freshman and sophomore
Background info: Alex Kirsch and Emily Paszkiewicz are two first-year underclassmen players on the Avonworth girls soccer team who have been thrust into starting roles this season. Kirsch, a sophomore, had the task of replacing all-section goalie Tara Slenska who was a three-year starter. Kirsch has been in net for four shutouts this season. Paszkiewicz, a freshman, takes over the all-important center midfield position. She has nine goals and nine assists this season.
Coach J.C. Mahan said: "With [Alex] and Emily, I think they both had some nerves in the beginning of the season. But they've settled in nicely. Both are very good players and are helping in our success."