Get To Know Me (Future of the Game) – Madilynne Warren 

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.

  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.

Madilynne Warren 

Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Kelly Warren and Jennifer Warren

High School Soccer Team: Elkhorn South High School (Girls)

Position: Forward

Club Team: Midwest Premier Academy

Grade: 9th grade

 What is your favorite subject in school?

Science because I want to be in the healthcare system when I am older.

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

The goals I have as an individual player are keeping a strong mindset on the game and being a team player. Through wins and losses, mistakes are made on the field. From when you make that mistake you have the mental choice to either give up or keep working hard. That’s the goal I want to keep for myself. When you give up on yourself, you give up on your team. You can only learn from the mistakes that are made while playing soccer. When I lose the ball or make a bad pass, I always remember to tell myself that it’s okay and a few mistakes do not define my play. Being a team player is a strong asset to the game and a developing team. Keeping a mindset like that will build up both myself and my teammates. I am making myself a team player by always having an upbeat attitude with my teammates and always reminding them that they are doing great.

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? 

The goals I have for my high school team during the 2021 season and beyond are working hard as a team to create a bond on and off the field and making it into the state tournament. As a group, I hope to accomplish improved team technical, and social skills, along with long lasting memories and a state champion title.

Who’s your favorite soccer player and why?

My favorite soccer player is Neymar Jr. I enjoy watching him play because of his dedication to the game and how hard he works. Even during tough injuries he pushes through and comes back better than he was before. His hard work on and off the field gives me motivation to always work hard and you can make it far even if people around you don’t believe in you.

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