I am going to brag about my child. (*spit to avoid the evil eye, right?)
She loves competition.
She has drive.
She stays focused.
She enjoys a challenge.
She wants to win.
When she has the ball, she dribbles it down the field and passes to teammakes who can make the score. She doesn't make the goal herself, but she is bound and determined to get it someone who will.
There isn't a position she excels at. She is strong in them all and plays each position with her whole being. Make her goalie and she IS the goalie. Place her at defense she becomes the defense. Put her at Forward - then that is what she does.
She is fun to watch.
She doesn't have a strong leg so her kicks don't have much power behind them. Her coach just smiles and says to me, "Just wait until she has some leg strength - that will be the day for some serious soccer."
I don't know if soccer is her favorite. I don't know if she'll play it next year. All I know is she enjoys it now...and so do I.