Testimonials and References

Perkiomen Valley
Coach: Zach Allen (1st season), filling in for Kim Paulus (maternity leave)
Key losses to graduation: Erin Tinnenny, Tresa Franz
Returnees/players to watch
Maura Cunningham, Sr. (def., GK), Erin Paquette, Jr. (def., M), Samantha Penny, Jr. (def, M; recipient of the Coaches award), Hannah Thomas, Jr. (M), Jocelyn Moore, So. (M, Def)
Coach’s comments/outlook:  “The Vikings are an extremely young squad looking to grow and show steady improvement as the young players gain experience.  This close-knit group looks forward to competing in one of the premier conferences in the area.”

 

 

Coaches Award 2014:

“This year’s coaches’ choice was an easy selection. She has done everything we have asked of her without hesitationPerkiomen Valley Coach: Zach Allen (1st season), filling in for Kim Paulus (maternity leave) 2014 Record: 2-10-1 PAC-10, 3-14-1 overall Key losses to graduation: Erin Tinnenny, Tresa Franz Returnees/players to watch Maura Cunningham, Sr. (def., GK), Erin Paquette, Jr. (def., M, Honorable mention All-PAC 10), Samantha Penny, Jr. (M), Hannah Thomas, Jr. (M), Jocelyn Moore, So. (M, Def) Coach’s comments/outlook: “The Vikings are an extremely young squad looking to grow and show steady improvement as the young players gain experience. This close-knit group looks forward to competing in one of the premier conferences in the area.” – See more at: http://www.pac-10sports.com/article/content/girls-soccer-2015-pac-10-team-team-preview-capsules-0022026#sthash.mqryw476.dpuf, including marking some of the elite players around the league.  For example, she was tasked with the responsibility of marking some of the best players in our state, including Phoenixville’s Lauren Benner, Spring-Ford’s Gabby Vagnozzi, and Owen J.’s Mahogney Willis.  Because of this player’s tireless work and her commitment to her defensive role, she was able to shut down marque players.  Her most impressive performance, for me, was her work against league MVP Lauren Benner, a 20 goal scorer, who was unable to score against us.  In fact, we were only one of two PAC-10 teams she did not score against this season.  In case you haven’t figured it out, Sammy is this year’s Coaches Choice.  She is coachable, conscientious, and committed to the team first and foremost.  Is it an honor to coach her, and I have been blessed with having had the opportunity to do so early on in her career.  Without further ado, Congratulations to Samantha Penny.”  K Paulus

Premier Soccer Camp 8/14:

“Samantha is an excellent player with a bright future.  Definately a potential college player.  Very good and clean technique.  Sam is very effective at preparing the ball with her head up.  A very cool finisher.”

 

Villanova Residential Camp 7/13:

” You are very smooth on the ball and have a good touch. You find a simple pass very well.  Find a way to go 1 v 1 vs. a defender on a more consistent basis.  You have great vision.  You have great composure on the ball and are very good technically.  Find ways to get more touches on the ball/off ball movement.”

EPYGS Residential Camp 7/12:

Coach Tom:  ” It was a pleasure coaching you.  You have the focus and determination needed to be a great player.  You are an offensive threat.  Continue working on your touches especially flighted balls to your feet and continue to push yourself to do everything at game speed.”