This week's Believe in it® Athlete spotlight is Andy Luc. A few weeks ago he scored his first PK. Andy is a long time Believe in it® Athlete and he has been using the Online Soccer Academy for years.
This is how it went down in his own words.
"I was about to take a shot, but suddenly I got pushed and fouled. The ref called a PK. At first, I thought coach was going to get someone else to take it since I have never taken a PK.
Then I heard him say, "Andy, do you want the PK?" I was surprised, but I was confident. I nodded yes. I set up the ball near the PK mark and cleared my mind of all the noises around me.
I heard the bench, my varsity team-members and the fans yelling my name. I focused on the goal and the ball. I was thinking left or right or perhaps straight down the middle?
When I heard the whistle blow, I did my thing. I jogged, then came up in a mid-sprint and looked right to fake the goalie. He took the bait and dove. I saw my opportunity and placed it near the middle.
As I saw the ball slowly go past the goal line I knew that I had scored my first PK. I turned around and I literally saw the JV team jump on me. The varsity team watched from the bench and cheered me on. And on the other side the crowd went wild!"
Great story Andy and Congrats! I'm proud of you!