The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) proudly recognizes Lobos Rush player Molly Browne, who has been honored by US Youth Soccer as its National League Female Player of the Month for August.
“I was surprised and excited to be named USYS August Player of the Month,” said Browne. “I believe that my past experience playing with boys until I was 13 and my current teammates on the Lady Lobos Rush 07 Premier have helped push me to be the player I am today. These past and current teammates have pushed me to work hard and always try my best. I hope to be able to attend college on a soccer scholarship. My favorite thing about soccer is being a part of a team and being challenged to always do my best!”
Browne, who plays a year above her age group, was an instrumental figure for a Lady Lobos Rush side that reached the US Youth Soccer National Championships this past season in Orlando, where she was named to the 15U Girls Best XI Team. The Tennessee native makes a significant impact in every phase of the game, from recording goals and assists to regaining possession for her team when the opposition is on the attack. In addition to her successful play on the field, she is also a positive influence throughout her community. A devoted volunteer with her local Special Olympics, Browne further volunteers her time each summer as a camp counselor.
“As Molly Browne’s coach, I am quite proud of her being selected as the National League Player of the Month!” said an excited Steve Bradshaw, who is the head coach of Lady Lobos Rush 07 Premier. “Molly Browne plays the number six position for me and is one of those specially gifted athletes who also has a very high IQ for the game of football.”
Bradshaw then mentioned some unique characteristics that have helped Browne continually reach a high level of success as a player.
“Molly plays tough with her physicality and willingness to put her body on the line for the game/ball,” he continued. “She is blessed with an unbelievable feel for the ball and an almost sixth sense of where the pressure is or isn’t, and she is quite adept at connecting with her teammates off this awareness and ability to see the field of play. This has not come without dedicated hard work. Molly definitely puts the hard work into her trainings, whether with her actual club team or any and everywhere else she can find a setting to challenge and hone her development. Well done, Molly!”
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