Get To Know Me (Future of the Game) – Emma Cook

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 is meant to bring attention to the soccer community.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Emma Cook

Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Holly Cook and Ken Cook

High School Soccer Team: Millard North Girls Varsity Soccer

Position: Outside back defense 

Grade: Freshman

What is your favorite subject in school? Why?

Currently, my favorite subject in school is math because I enjoy all the steps and I like the challenge. I feel that I understand and apply math in my daily life. 

What are your goals as an individual player? What are you doing to achieve those goals?

My goals as a player are to go to college and play and continue my career. I also have a goal of learning more about the game and teaching it to younger players and help them get to where they want to be. 

What goals do you have for your high school team during the 2021 season and beyond?

This year, one goal is definitely keeping each other safe and making sure that we can continue to have a season. But another big goal is playing as a team and hopefully making it to the state tournament. I hope to accomplish making it to state and having a great season.

Who’s your favorite soccer player and why? 

My favorite soccer player is Mallory Pugh because as a younger player on the US women’s national team I feel she steps up and is a good leader and is great to watch and is a good role model to follow after.


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