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Prep Athlete of the Week: Eliza Grace Smith

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:04 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Former Cheyenne Central Girls Soccer star and future Wyoming Cowgirl Eliza Grace Smith scored three goals in the newly-returned Wyoming High School Girls Soccer All-Star game.

Because of her outstanding performance, she has been named Wyoming News Now’s Prep Athlete of the Week.

Poised for a triumphant senior season, a torn meniscus held her out until the very end of the 2021 season. Grace said the love and support from her family and teammates got her through the lows.

“My dad would tell me, I don’t know what you’re going through, I don’t know how it feels, because he’s never experienced that. But he knows it is hard. So just knowing that they’re behind me and they want the best for me and just the support...it was really helpful.”

When Grace returned to the pitch, she immediately helped the Lady Indians. She even scored two goals in Central’s opening round state tournament game against Jackson. But now, with her high school career over, she turns her attention to her next step: playing for the University of Wyoming.

“I think the fact that I didn’t really get much time to play...I haven’t played much in the past six months, I am extremely excited to get up there, especially just because I love that team aspect and like being able to do things as a team.”

Congratulations and best of luck at UW to Eliza Grace Smith, Wyoming News Now’s Prep Athlete of the Week.

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