r By Becki Pace
Spanish Fork High School had another successful soccer season finishing as Region 10 Champions with a perfect 12-0 record and going to the 4A State Quarterfinals. The team was lead by 10 Seniors,: Makaylee Bryson, Vanessa Aguero, Sydney Wheeler, Natalie Pendleton, Ashlee Hunt, Kennedy Payne, Katie Taylor, Hallie Rhees, Robin Snyder, and Shakotah Billie.
Not only did this group have a powerful impact on the field but off the field as well. The SFHS girls soccer program has a tradition of doing a senior service project. This year the girls decided to take on the restoration of the fan bench area. Ashlee Hunt said, “We have great fans. Over the last few years, they have really come out and supported us. This was a way for us to show our appreciation.”
The Senior players, along with friends and family, sanded and painted benches, weeded, dug out the area and framed, leveled and put down gravel. It was an ambitious project that ended up in over 120 hours of volunteer work. Generous donations of supplies and equipment from SUNROC, National Coatings and Supplies, Duvall Landscaping, Lyle Haycock, Sprinkler World and Spanish Fork Builders Supply were a huge help. “Seeing businesses and our families and friends step up to help out was so cool”, said Natalie Pendleton. “It made me realize how much support we are surrounded by.”
“When we finished I was looking forward to everyone seeing the result but I was especially excited for Ferrin (head coach), to see how great it looked,” said Hallie Rhees. “I knew he’d be so proud and happy.”
Coach Ferrin was thrilled with the project and the work done by the girls. Said Ferrin, “These girls are what makes our program special. They set high goals, work hard and take great pride in representing Spanish Fork High school. I couldn’t be prouder of these fine young ladies and all they have done to help our team on and off the field.”
In the end, Kennedy Payne summed it up nicely, “This is our way to give back to a program and people who have helped us so much. It is a chance to say ‘Thank you!’ in a way that will last and be enjoyed for many seasons to come.”
Well done Seniors of 2018!