Cassie Coombs

 

Cassie Coombs

I’ve been playing soccer for 14 years and I joined the Flemington Cyclones my sophomore year of high school when I was playing with some of the cyclones girls on my school soccer team. When I first joined, I remember noticing a huge shift in coaching style’s when I was now dealing with a more rigorous, yet rewarding type of training. I immediately began to love Coach Hutch’s intense and strict coaching style. I gave 100% effort at every practice and game, and slowly found myself growing more and more confident than I ever had felt playing soccer. Coach Hutch motivated me to work harder than ever and I was enjoying the game of soccer more than I ever had before. Our team has won tournaments such as the Jersey Shore Champions Cup in 2012 and The Mid-Atlantic Cup in 2013, and placed in the Annandale Premiere Cup in 2013, while being a quarter finalists in the New Jersey State Cup in 2013. When junior year rolled around and I got cut from my high school soccer team, along with several other girls on the cyclones, I decided that one bump in the road wasn’t going to stop me from playing my favorite sport. With the support from Coach Hutch, my family, friends, and teammates, I was able to bounce back fairly quickly and continue working hard to reach my goals in soccer. I had always dreamt of playing college soccer, though I did lose a good amount of confidence when I didn’t make my school team. With Coach Hutch’s relentless motivation and my effort to try to believe in myself again, I spent hours dedicating my time to club team practices, private training with Coach Hutch, and playing soccer in my backyard all because of my love for the game. When division 3 coaches began to contact me through fall tournaments and my confidence began to move up again, I realized the different possibilities I had for college soccer. When the time came to decide which college I was going to be attending, I chose Susquehanna University; a college in which I fell in love with every time I stepped foot on the campus/soccer field; a college I knew was the place I wanted to spend the next four years of my life. I can’t wait to attend Susquehanna University and I’m happy to know that my hard work paid off, giving me the amazing opportunity to play soccer for another 4 years in college. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store, and I’m so thankful for all the support I have gotten from my family, friends, and teammates, as well as having a coach that has believed in me and given up his time to help me reach some of my biggest accomplishments. 

 

Hutch Novacek GoalQuest

Cassie Coombs has been a determined player ever since I met her 3 years ago.  She was the type of player that knew what she wanted and was not afraid to work for it.  I am most proud of Cassie for not believing the critics and fighting through the doubt that she felt her junior year.  Cassie is proof that coach's make mistakes and that you should stick with your passion.  She will fit in well at Susquehanna University and I look forward to watching her play.  Congratulations!