So, I was going thru some folders on my computer and found this gem from 2005! In her youth (she's only 20 now... hahaha!), she was lucky to be able to train at soccer camps with some of the best players in the world! This particular photo was taken at a camp run by USA National Team player, Shannon Boxx. Her teammate, Abby Wambach, came to camp one day to train with the girls... it was such a thrill for Shannon and her teammates! And, if you don't follow US Women's Soccer, both of these players are long-standing members of our national team and Abby Wambach was the 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year! So, yeah... this was pretty cool for these young players!

Competitive youth soccer in SoCal meant tournaments and extra summer training with your coach(es). It also meant summer camps and you were fortunate to have attended some exclusive camps and be trained by very popular and amazing soccer stars. You and your Strikers’ teammates had the opportunity to be trained by some of the best women soccer players in the world... when you‘re 11 years old, it’s pretty awe-inspiring to be trained World Cup champions! You spent time at Julie Foudy’s camps, as well as at Shannon Boxx’s camp. This photo was taken after a day of hard work with Shannon Boxx... we loved Shannon because she was a great player, but she was also a ‘Shannon B’! *smiley* On this day, her USA Women’s National Team teammate, Abby Wambach, had come this day to train with you girls. You proudly told me later than Abby had praised you during training and gave you a piece of advice... she said that if your shorts weren’t dirty at the end of practice or during a game, then you weren’t playing hard enough! And, yes, your shorts were dirty that day... and every soccer day since! *smiley*


Gesso No. 2 *Coming Soon!*
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Textured Cardstock: Ridge Paper Pack
Flair Mini Sports
Halloween Magic Element Pack (stamp on tag)
Thicker Inked Words Brushes and Stamps No. 05

Thanks for looking! Debi