Athlete of the Week: Posma helps Lady Seahawks soar

mbgsoc-cposmaWhen the Myrtle Beach High girls soccer team lost 10 seniors from last year’s squad, rising junior forward Cassidy Posma knew she would have to step up her game and increase her role this season.

After helping lead the No. 5-ranked Lady Seahawks (15-4-3) to a region championship and a perfect 10-0 record in league play, it’s safe to say Posma has made a successful impact on this year’s team with her leadership and dedication, but she prefers to spread the credit to her teammates.

“Every single one of us is dedicated and a leader on this team,” said Posma, who was named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for helping Myrtle Beach clinch the Region 7-3A title. “We encourage each other and help one another. Having those great skills is what got us this far.”

The Lady Seahawk’s season has been anything but ordinary, as this year’s squad has worked day in and day out to perfect their skills and strategy with Posma to help guide the way.

“We’ve been practicing every single week keeping up with our fitness and ball skills,” Posma recalled. “We also watch our games on tape to help us fix our mistakes so that we can learn from them.”

This is Posma’s third year playing for the Seahawks on the varsity level and every game and season she is determined to play better then the last. However, despite the pressure and responsibility, she manages to stay humble and focus on her team and the next challenge ahead.

“I just play my game and pretend nobody is watching me. Each game I am determined to play better so I can better myself and try to score more goals than I did the last game,” Posma said.

Posma explained how soccer is a game where you have to consider many different elements while out there on the field. She brings out the best in her teammates and always remembers the importance of relying on each other to make every minute count.

“Our team this year is very young,” said Posma. “They are all great athletes and I’m glad they are my teammates.

And with the Lady Seahawks still young and hungry, the team has a bright future ahead. With Posma’s mindset setting the tone, she just could lead them to a state title.

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