Amy LePeilbet tweets, inspired girls soccer team responds with sectional title.
At 12:48 p.m., former Prairie Ridge girls soccer player and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Amy LePeilbet sent out a good luck tweet to her former team before the Wolves Class 2A Freeport Sectional final match against Freeport.
When word about the tweet got around to the team, the players became giddy and felt honored that an accomplished athlete who has been in the same position would be thinking of them before their biggest moment of the season.
“I think that gave everyone a boost of excitement and everyone was ready to go and ready to win after that,” Wolves goalkeeper Whitney Whitehouse said.
The excitement and readiness carried over onto the field as the Wolves (17-2-1) defeated Freeport, 2-1, for their first sectional championship since 2005. (x)
(remember when LeP wouldn’t join twitter saying “I don’t have anything going on that will grab the attention of anybody.”?? Lolz.)