Posted On February 9, 2013 by PUSC
Placer United 2012 alumni, Christy Cooper, has received Rookie of the Year honors at the Air Force Academy.
The life of a cadet can be very challenging. Trying to balance studies, cadet training and soccer trainings/games is a tall task. Christy played good minutes and left back during the season and earned a starting position in the final game of the season versus Wyoming. Christy also earned a place on the Athletic Directors All Academic list earning her Falcon Lightning Bolt pin and earning a set of Varsity AF letters for her A-Jacket.
Additionally, Christy made it through the 6-week basic training course where she was also awarded and honored as the Best Cadet (Boy or Girl) in the Academy assault course.
“Christy was an unbelievable player and person for the soccer club,” said Ron Benjamin, Director of Girls Coaching. “I am not surprised that she received all of the awards and accolades this year. She is a very intense player and always demands the best of herself and her teammates. Her work rate, dedication and leadership are second to none. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments in her freshman year and look forward to more great things!”