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Caitlin Thompson (u15 - Girls)

As a central defender, Cait helped her 2005 Blast squad close out their fall season with a great perfomance even with a injuried knee.  As part of her effort, Cait commanded a back line, organizing central support the team needed to enjoy a season of success.  “Cait is as solid and clean as they come,” says u15 coach, Josh Okoampa.  “And, sometimes, she adds little flash to cut her way through midfield, splitting defensive lines with a well placed through-ball or two."

According to coach Mari Ballinger, it’s not only what Cait does, but what goes unnoticed that makes her a standout player.  “A mark of a solid center back is sometimes not even knowing they're back there,” says coach Mari Ballinger.  “One and two-touch passes, clean tackles and quick transitions are all part of Cait’s game that keeps our goal empty and pressure out of our defensive third.”

Caitlin has consistently turned in inspiring performances in both league and in tournament play.  She’s a team player through and through, helping connect dots and keeping a calm and consistent team atmosphere.  Amazing work Cait!