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Tide and Sounders Women Shine Bright at Local School

Post by Jon Billings on June 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm with No Comments »
June 10, 2010 3:59 pm

Brayton Knapp and Kelsey Jenkins make appearance at Soos Creek Elementary – Sounders women midfielder, Kelsey Jenkins (Kent, WA) was welcomed back to her childhood stomping grounds with rowdy cheering from the students and overwhelming pride from the faculty Wednesday, June 9. Jenkins and Tacoma Tide defender Brayton Knapp (Sultan,WA) met with students at Soos Creek Elementary to talk about their favorite players and most beloved soccer memories. Students were eager to retell their experiences with soccer and used their time with the players as a sort of show-and-tell parade.

The children fired questions at the visiting players determinedly. Finally one teacher probed Jenkins, “Kelsey, where did you go to school?” Her answer was met with delight, as the children took pride in housing a local celebrity. One student, struck by the presence of such talent, even asked Knapp for his relationship status. The players were quickly idolized by the students, as they recounted funny moments, favorite players, life quotes, and their love for the game.


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