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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Sydney Lasater, Sand Creek Soccer

Posted at 11:28 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 18:57:39-04

There isn’t a shot that Sydney Lasater hasn’t liked. Maybe eveThe Sand Creek High School sophomore attacker has a big leg and knows how to use it, from a lot of places.

“There are times where she’ll try and hit one from 40-yards where I’m like, (looks down, pauses) but then she’ll try it again and score,” said head coach Jeremy Tafoya.

A reporter asked him, ‘she is the Steph Curry of Sand Creek girls soccer?’

“Yes – yes exactly.”

Lasater leads the Scorpions in goals with 19 so far and and the team sits pretty in the 4A polls at No. 6 with a 6-0 record.

So what’s her goal of choice?

Tafoya said, “she likes to hit ‘bangers.'”

What is a banger?

“A banger is a really nice goal and everyone on this team hits them,” Lasater said. “It could be from really far out and go in the upper corner or be up close and be really nice. It really depends.”

Tafoya says she just has a nose for the goal but Lasater says there is a lot more strategy to it.

“We all know where we will be on the field – we’re really tight knight, like a family,” she said. “We all basically know where we’re going to be and be open at what time.”

“I’ve actually known Sydney since she was about nine-year-old and that’s just what she does, she scores goals,” Tafoya said.

Lasater has been playing soccer since she was four-years-old and stuck with it because it was fun.

“I tried every other sport – tried to get my energy out – but I really liked soccer so I stuck with it.”

If the Scorpions want to make a run at a 4A state title, Lasater will need to keep on hitting them all season long.

“It’s just a family environment and it’s so much fun to play with them.”