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By Pilar Owens



November 9, 2018



by Pilar Owens, TALON

Booster clubs at Aztec High School have a tradition of recognizing the senior players on a team at their last home game. October 23 was Senior Night for two girls on Aztec's varsity soccer team. TALON had the pleasure of interviewing each girl on October 31 to get the scoop on what it's been like to play soccer for Aztec.

Kortney Horn said,"It's been amazing (playing for the Lady Tigers), and I wouldn't change anything. I've made like so many good friendships and I've learned a lot. Yeah, it's just always felt like family."

About Senior Night she said, "It was a really emotional night and it kind of like hit me that I was gonna have to be saying a lot of goodbyes soon, so I just hung out with my family (after the game.)"

Horn, daughter of Dana and Stan Horn, has been playing soccer since she was four. She started playing for the Lady Tigers her eighth grade year and continued through high school. Horn played as a center midfielder. She said for this position you need endurance and you need to keep track of your teammates so you can set up plays. After graduation she plans to earn a Bachelor's in Radiologic Sciences from Colorado Mesa University, with the ultimate goal of becoming a radiation therapist and treating cancer patients.

Alanna Larkins said, "I've honestly had a really good time (playing for the Lady Tigers.) I think it was...a good experience...a lot of my friends have played soccer, so I've just been able to hang out with them more, and it was like a sport I've loved to play and so continuing it into high school has probably been one of the best choices."

After the game on Senior Night, Larkins went to A&W with her parents Jamie and Jeremy Larkins, and got root beer.

Larkins played on the junior varsity team in eighth grade, and has played on the varsity team since ninth grade. She was one of the Lady Tigers' forwards. To play this offensive position, Larkins said you have to be fast, know how to make turns, bounce passes, and runs. After graduation she plans to play softball at Eastern New Mexico University and study to be a family physician.


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