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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Pine Creek's Isabela Murdock

KOAA Athlete of the Week: Pine Creek's Isabela Murdock
Posted at 10:40 PM, Apr 06, 2022

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Plenty of things can make any high school girl laugh and giggle, but for Pine Creek's Isabela Murdock, she laughs to calm herself down.

"I am just a nervous laugher," explained Murdock, who has played soccer since she was 5-years-old. "So when I get nervous I start laughing. "

"You will literally say anything and she will laugh," added teammate & longtime friend Aubrey Kramer. "Any old memory we have together will basically make her laugh"

But playing against the senior is no laughing matter. Murdock ranks 7th in the state in points, leading Pine Creek to No. 7 overall in the 5A poll

"I just like that the ball is at my feet," Murdock said, whose soccer roots run deep in her family. "And when I am having fun, I love it. And I am always trying to be out here to do extra work."

And that work has continued to pay off as Murdock is committed to Elon University to play soccer next year. But before she goes, she hopes to bring back a state title to Pine Creek

"I want to be remembered by how hard I worked with this program," explained Murdock. "And people thinking like 'wow', I would like to play there with them because they seem like they have a ton of fun and they win."