Andover’s Breckynn Pugh – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Shelter Insurance, Jodi Ocadiz

By Hayden Swope

Breckynn Pugh, a soccer athlete at Andover, was a first team all-league athlete for the Trojans last season. This year, Pugh is looking to help advance her team in the postseason.

“My main goal this season is to be a leader on the field and help advance my team to state,” Pugh said. “I think we have a lot of talented players and this is our year to do great things in the postseason. While I always want to top my goals scored from the previous year, it is more important to me for the team to be successful as a whole. I love the feeling of scoring a goal, but sometimes it feels even better to make the perfect assist.”

Pugh spent the offseason training and conditioning with other coaches and teammates in order to prepare for the upcoming spring.

“The technical piece of soccer has always been important to me but this past year I’ve been focusing on getting stronger to prepare for college soccer,” Pugh said.

Heading into her senior year, Pugh looked back on some of her favorite moments as a Trojan.

“My favorite memory of high school soccer was when we made it to regionals for the first time as a 5A school,” Pugh said. “I also have a lot of great memories of playing against my club teammates during the high school season.”

Pugh plans to continue playing soccer with her sister, Olyvia, at the next level after high school.

“I’m committed to play soccer at the University of Missouri Kansas City and plan to major in biology in hopes of going pre-med,” Pugh said.