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“Being a freshman, you kinda just want to prove to the upperclassmen that you’re good too,” said Brinlee McRae, a freshman on this year’s Hillcrest Soccer Team. McRae is a first year player on the team, although she has been playing soccer competitively for as long as she can remember.

After being encouraged by one of her teammate’s parents, McRae chose to go talk to the coach and ended up joining the team. She began playing in their game that next Friday. She loves the team, the game, and the coaches. McRae’s coach plays her in a different position every game, but her main two positions are midfield and forward.

One of McRae’s drives to join the soccer team this year was because of the other girls.

“I really love the girls, they are like the main reason I joined. I was at a football game and all the soccer girls were hanging out and they were super nice and took me in,” she said.

McRae played outside of school on the competitive team, “Blitz.” She played with a handful of the same girls that joined the school team and wanted to be with them again, playing competitively. Her greatest accomplishment on the team this season was at senior night.

“I made the first goal to tie the game and gave Grace an assist to get ahead,” she explained.

McRae describes her experience as a freshman on a team of mostly upperclassmen as being much different than a competitive team.

“You don’t want to mess around. They’re really serious, and you want to prove to the upperclassmen that you’re good too.”

In her free time, outside of soccer and basketball practice, McRae enjoys eating at In-N-Out Burger, and just hamburgers in general.  

She also highly recommends the show Supernatural on Netflix, as it is one she recently started watching.

McRae will be playing on the girls basketball team this year as well and has recently been preparing for the beginning of the season.

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