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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Esteffany Balderas, girls soccer

Photo: Litzy Sanchez
Esteffany Balderas

Esteffany Balderas

  • Grade:c10
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Position: Midfield
  • Age Started Playing: 12

How would other people describe you as an athlete?

As an athlete, I would say I could get mad a little, but overall I could focus and still goof around. 

How and why did you start playing? 

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I just started playing because it got my attention and since I’m the oldest, I just felt like I wanted to do something and distract myself from other things.

Describe how you prepare before a game/tournament. 

I’ll listen to music, mostly to Young Dolph and I’m just in my own circle.

What personal superstitions or traditions do you have before, during or after a game? 

Always enjoy every moment you have with people you hang out with, and thank God for every chance you get to play.

Tell us about your favorite memory as an athlete either on or off the field. 

Always hanging out with Analily, my best friend.

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

My confidence was low but at the end of the season I told myself to just to keep going, there’s always ups and downs so just continue having fun and play.

As an athlete, who is someone you are thankful for and why? 

Coach Pope, I’m thankful for her because even though I’ve talked to her about situations where I felt down about other people  feeling about me she’s always there to motivate me and tell me like to keep going.

What advice would you give to your younger self when you began playing? 

I made varsity my sophomore year, so to keep doing good.

What’s on your sports bucket list? 

 I don’t really see myself going pro, but I want to be a vet assistant and work with animals. I’m just playing soccer for fun.


  • Team/Sport Ritual or Tradition: Have faith in everyone and pray
  • Pre-Game Meal: Snack bar or a fruit.
  • Post-Game Meal: Chick- fil- A
  • Exercise: Squats
  • Hype Music: I just listen to whatever
  • Coach: Coach Pope

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Litzy Sanchez
Litzy Sanchez, Photojournalist
Litzy Sanchez is a photographer for Student Media at Caney Creek high school. She also plays for the girls' soccer team and is involved in Key club. Other than Student Media, Litzy is part of FFA and has been a part of this program for three years. She has also been playing for the girls' soccer team for four years as a right wing, an attacking and defensive center mid. During soccer she has received the leadership award and she has been team captain.
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