Salina Central’s Bridgit Conway – Athlete Spotlight – Presented by Salina Ortho

Senior captain and starting defensive midfielder for the Salina Central girls’ soccer team, Bridgit Conway, started playing soccer at the age of eight with a team called the Twisters. Now in her final season, Conway is looking forward to finishing the season strong and preparing for a new chapter in the Fall.

“I play defensive mid and sometimes center back,” said Conway. “I love all the different personalities that we have on the team and how everyone is energetic about this season.”

Salina Central head coach Lexi Fenn said of Conway, “Bridgit is a very disciplined holding mid, which allows us to switch the point of attack. Great vision on and off the ball.”

Conway is the type of player on the field you never worry about being in the wrong position. She is great in the locker room and is always a positive influence on the team.

“Showing good sportsmanship to me is being positive towards your teammates and the other team,” said Conway.

Returning to competition after the pandemic was an exciting moment for Conway and her teammates.

“It’s amazing because I get the opportunity to represent the best school in Salina,” said Conway. “Warming up for games have always been my favorite part because you get to ease your mind by talking and joking around with your teammates.”

Conway has decided to take her talents to Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.

“I plan on going to Avila University to continue my education and my soccer career,” said Conway.

Away from sports and school you can usually find Conway doing what most of her peers are doing.

“The typical teenage things eating and catching up on sleep that I lost from staying up to late binging a Netflix series,” said Conway.

When asked what the best thing is about being a student-athlete at Salina Central, Conway responded, “It has so many unique and amazing people. You never have a problem fitting in because there’s always a place for everyone here.”