By Matt Browning
Anahyssa and Giselle Nash of Salina South finished first and second in the Salina Area Preseason Girls Soccer Player of the Year poll. The two were separated by just a few votes.
“I am so grateful and honored to even be selected because I know that I am being noticed for my hard work,” Giselle said. “Even better that my little sister was up there with me.”
“I’m honored to be nominated for this poll,” Anahyssa said. “It’s even more amazing to come in second after my big sister. After my freshman year season, I feel like my hard work and skills were being noticed.”
Both Anahyssa and Giselle worked on similar parts of their games over the offseason.
“During my offseason I have been working on everything with my trainer, especially working on change of speed, awareness, shooting, and moves,” Giselle said.
“I’ve worked with my trainer on moving quicker on and off the ball,” Anahyssa said. “From passing and moving drills to footwork.”
Last season, Giselle scored 14 goals, while assisting on seven others, while Anahyssa recorded 10 goals and six assists.
Both sisters have the desire to play soccer at the next level, but currently they do not know where.