Trojan Women = Champions

Freshman forward Lauren Allison named tournament MVP

Henry Yarsinske , Advertising Manager

Everett Trojans forward Lauren Allison was named the NWAC women’s soccer tournament’s Most Valuable Player after the victory over Peninsula Sunday.

Allison, a freshman forward on the squad, came to EvCC after an ACL injury robbed her of competing for Stanwood High School her senior year.

Lauren Allison
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Lauren Allison

“I tore my ACL my senior year so I missed my complete senior season,” Allison said. “I play basketball too, so (I was out) both seasons and I was out six to eight months. I tore it playing soccer and I had to deal with that.” “Going through the injury was really a struggle because I went from playing soccer every day since I was little, to not playing for eight months, and soccer is a big part of my life,” Allison said, “I just wanted to prove to myself more than anyone that I could do it because soccer is really important to me. I worked hard for this (award) and I really wanted to help Everett out this year and we really wanted to win. It’s just a great feeling being able to do the thing I love again.”

Allison, who is leaning toward a psychology major at EvCC, said that winning the NWAC championship and the MVP award is a high honor.

“Through high school I had some smaller awards, but this one by far is, for me, the most important. It’s (the award) I’m most excited about. It’s just a really great opportunity that we had,” Allison said.