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Goddard’s Bailey Hess – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Visit Wichita

By Hayden Swope 

While only a sophomore, Goddard’s Bailey Hess has already made a huge impact on the varsity squad. As just a freshman, Hess was named a second team all-league player.

“First off, it’s an honor to be chosen out of all the outstanding candidates that were selected,” Hess said. “I would like to thank all of my supporters for voting for me. It’s exciting because I’ve never had this opportunity. I was shocked by the amount of support I received by my friends and family.”

From the gym to the field, Hess was putting in the work this winter. To prepare for the upcoming season, Hess pushed herself to work and train with coaches and teammates over the offseason. 

“I’ve been working on my first touch, and movement off the ball,” Hess said. “I trained in the offseason with my club team, pushed myself in the gym, and attended several college camps. I also worked on my strength training in an area that I felt that needed improvement.”

With many achievements on the field, Hess’s biggest goal is to be that leader off the field as well. 

“I would like to score at least 16 goals and improve on getting more assists,” Hess said. “I would like to improve from the 12 I scored as a freshman. But most importantly I want to be the best teammate I can be.” 

Hess does have aspirations to continue the sport she loves in college, but still has plenty of time to make the decision.  

“I am keeping my options open for what college I will be attending, but I hope I can find the right fit with an amazing soccer program and one that meets my academic needs,” Hess said. “My dream is to be a pediatric nurse.”

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