Lakeview’s Reed tops big soccer season with all-state nod


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 11:38 pm on Friday, June 15, 2012

Lakeview’s Ally Reed, left, chases Greenville’s Rachel Taft for the ball during a game earlier in the season. — File photo

LAKEVIEW — 2012 was a record-setting season for Ally Reed.

The Lakeview senior upped her own record for most goals scored in a season, scoring 29 in the 2012 campaign.

Other coaches around the state noticed her work, and named her to the second-team all-state squad.

This is the second time she’s been named all-state. Last season she was named to the first team.

“It’s a big honor. We’re pretty fortunate to have her,” Lakeview coach Chris Smith said. “She was able to score a lot of goals and have the stats to support that award. The second-team all-state team has a lot of talented girls on it. I’m pretty proud of her.”

Reed was excited to get the nod also.

“I was really excited,” Reed said. “It was a big honor to get that. I’m happy with how it ended up.”
Because Reed was named to the first team last season, getting the nod for the second team wasn’t surprising to Smith.

“I wasn’t surprised based on the exposure she had last year,” he said. “Our district-level teams were the same from last year. Coaches knew what kind of player she was last year. Then I was able to explain she had more goals and more assists from last year. The coaches know how that goes.”

Nor was it surprising to Reed.

“We were hoping I could after last year so making it made it even better,” she said.

Reed attributed her success on the field to “a lot of practice and coaching. A lot of coaching,” she said.
Reed said she was trying hard to add to her goal-scoring record.

“I was really determined to this year,” she said. “I thought I could so I pushed it and I got it.

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