Name: Lauryn Simons
Jersey number: 3
Birthday: July 16
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Wineberger
Favorite quote: Be yourself, unapologetically – Ke$ha
Templeton senior forward Lauryn Simons is our Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press Girls Soccer Player Of The Year for leading the Templeton Eagles offensively and emotionally to a 13-8 overall record (9-2 in the Ocean League) and three rounds deep in the CIF Central Section Division 3 playoffs where they fell in the semifinals to the no.1 seed and eventual champions in Kingsburg. Simons’ stats aren’t necessarily eye popping but what the numbers can’t take into account is the effect her strength and speed have on opponents and alter their strategy. The senior striker spent the majority of her season seeing double teams from the opening whistle to the closing one.
Simons scored six goals on the year while also dishing out six assists. The Templeton offense was a potent one this season and put 42 balls in the back of the net which ranked them second in the Ocean League and fourth in the entire county. Simons’ saved some of her best games for the end of the year when it mattered most. Simons top offensive night (and favorite game oft the year) came on January 31 when she broke free for two goals against the Mission Prep, a night where they won 5-0.