Derrick Webb, Staff Writer
KINNIKINNICK — Throughout the history of Zane Trace’s girls soccer program, there are many names that stand out in the record books.
Rachel Hutton comes to mind, Kendra Dalton pops off the page, Staci White was a good one, Montana Fry wrote her own records … you get the point.
The next name to grace that list could very well be Haynna Addy, a current senior at ZT. The Pioneers have looked to Addy as their top scoring option over the past several seasons. While she has much work to do if she is to join the aforementioned company, she’s determined to make her last season in Kinnikinnick her best one yet.
Before fall begins, we caught up with Addy to discuss what it’ll take to go on a deep tourney run, playing with her teammates, what she can improve upon most, and much more.
Question: After yet another successful season for you last fall, what are your expectations this coming season?
Addy: We lost a lot of talent last year, but we have a few younger players that are able to help and contribute a lot. So, hopefully it’s to a winning season.
Q: Your team fell in a Division III sectional final last season, how do you guys get past that point this year and, hopefully, make a tournament run?
HA: In last year’s sectional final, I think we came out thinking we were going to win since we had already beat [North Adams] in the regular season. We are definitely going to have to be in better shape than we were last year and put in more effort as well.
Q: Zane Trace doesn’t have a shortage of talent. Can you talk about playing with your teammates and what you think your team’s best trait is?
HA: This group of girls is so fun and hardworking. They’re always giving their all … whether it’s coming out an hour early before practice or staying an hour later, just to get some extra touches.
Q: Individually, what do you feel like you do best on the pitch?
HA: Personally, I feel I’m pretty good at opening the field up and having good vision for passes to feet. I’m also able to cut off defenders and run by them with my speed.
Q: Out of all the goals you’ve scored, does one stand out in your mind? If so, why?
HA: Out of all my goals, the one that really stands out is one from my sophomore year. We were playing Columbus School For Girls, the ball was thrown in and I flipped it over my head, shot it from about twenty yards out and it went into the far back corner. That won the game for us.
Q: As of now, any college plans? What do you hope your future holds?
HA: I plan on going to college. I have many options right now, and a few offers. But I’m just keeping my options open for now.