Juniata County has been a soccer hotbed for quite a while now. Starting young at the Lion’s Den, getting better through their high school years at Juniata and East Juniata and then going on to star in college. Here’s how some of our former area stars did this past season.
Madison McDonald (East Juniata) played in four games for the Lebanon Valley College women this fall. The defender helped the Flying Dutchman hold their opponents to just two goals in those four games in which she played.
Messiah is an impressive 16-2-1 so far this season, champions of the MAC Commonwealth and headed to the NCAA tournament, thanks in part to defender Thea Neimond (East Juniata). Thea played in all 19 games so far, starting eight, for a defense that allowed less than half-a-goal a game this season. She even scored four goals herself, adding a pair of assists.
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