At Nebraska Soccer Talk, we love covering everything soccer related. For the most part, that means covering games and providing analysis/opinions. However, our overall mission and purpose is far reaching and ambitious. Our goal is to bring the soccer community closer together through collaboration and communication. There are countless people that deserve recognition for their efforts as a player, official, or coach. Throughout the season, we will be highlighting these individuals through our Get To Know Me articles.
This will be a series made up of three different components. All of which are meant to bring attention to the soccer community.
- Get To Know Me (Coach Edition) – These individuals are responsible for building their programs, growing the game of soccer, and mentoring the next generation. We look forward to learning about their lives and philosophies.
- Get To Know Me (Player Edition) – This article series will focus on high school juniors and seniors that have demonstrated themselves to be quality players and people. With these features, our community will learn about some of the most impressive players in the state.
- Future of the Game – This article series will focus on the freshmen and sophomore classes. These are players that we will be covering for years to come.
Thank you to every individual that provided information for this idea. We appreciate your thoughtful and timely responses.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Kelli Gleckler & Chad Gleckler
High School Soccer Team: Elkhorn South Girls Soccer
Club Team: Gretna Elite Academy
Grade Level: Sophomore (10th grade)
What is your favorite subject in school? Why? My favorite subject is biology because I want to go into the Medical Field when I am older.
What are your goals as an individual player? What are you doing to achieve those goals?
As a player, I have set many goals for myself so that I am always improving. Some goals I made at the beginning of the year are improving my speed, my footwork, and my confidence. With the pandemic, I had a lot of free time to get some touches on the ball everyday and go on runs in the mornings. I also went up to the field a few times and worked on some drills and my shot with my sister.
What goals do you have for your high school team during the 2021 season and beyond? What do you hope to accomplish as a group throughout your high school career?
This high school season I hope to follow in the footsteps of the last season and work our hardest to make it to state and possibly win it! I also hope that throughout my high school career my team continues to improve and get better together.
Who’s your favorite soccer player and why?
My favorite soccer player is Tobin Heath. She has AMAZING footwork and is always creating opportunities for her team. She is a great team player and always seems very positive and happy to be on the field and playing soccer.
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