Her first soccer team was with a McPherson Recreation Center team at the age of four years old. Today, Lexi Kynaston is a member of the varsity soccer team at McPherson High School. Her first club team was the McPherson Strikers under coach Brandon Johnson who coached Kynaston for 10 years.
“I love that you get to play with freedom and play creative, and not having set plays, you just get to go out there and work your butt off, you just get to spice it up at times. I’ve always loved just being to go run and run hard it’s my favorite thing about soccer,” said Kynaston. “I love the fact that we are all playing because we absolutely love it. We all have a love for the game that some would never understand, and we want to work as hard as we possibly can. I didn’t get to play with these girls for three years, and I’m so very excited to play with Belle Alexander and Kenzee Godwin. Another massive positive to finally getting to play is playing with my sophomore sister Kelcie Kynaston who will be starting as a center back.”
Returning to competition was a big moment for Kynaston and her teammates.
“This type of excitement doesn’t happen 24/7, but with soccer starting it has. Every practice all of our faces are beaming. Our smiles are so huge and we’re just so happy to be able to play the sport we love,” said Kynaston.
Outside of sports, Kynaston is involved in International Club, STUCO, and a PUPS mentoring club. Another priority for Kynaston are her academics.
“Academics surprisingly mean the world to me. I am a 4.0 GPA student who really enjoys school and excelling academically,” said Kynaston. “My absolute favorite subject is biology. I love understanding the study of life. It’s sometimes hard to comprehend but makes everything more interesting.”
The senior plans to attend college next fall and room with a current teammate.
“I plan to go to Kansas State University and study Life Science. Also, I will happily be living with one of my teammates Belle Alexander the other Center Midfielder. After I graduate, I am hoping to pursue a dental career and go to Dental School, “said Kynaston.