Miranda Keaton awarded with Army Impact Player of the Month


Miranda Keaton receives award from Officer Young

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

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After breaking two school records, striker Miranda Keaton has been awarded with the Army Impact Player of the Month. Keaton is the first player in Frederick County to receive the honor and was chosen over ten other nominees.

Coach Howard Putterman nominated Keaton for the award at the beginning of the season (before the records were broken). He said, “This is an incredibly exciting honor. Our focus this year has been on the team as whole rather than the individual, and Keaton truly exemplifies our ‘team-first’ motto. To be recognized for such a special accomplishment by an organization as distinguished as the U.S. Army is not only exciting but well-deserved.”

The County Sports Zone representatives were overwhelmed by the turnout in the media center on October 20. Both the Varsity and JV soccer teams joined in Keaton’s celebration. One representative said, “We’ve never had a turnout like this before. We can tell you guys are a solid team.”

Earlier this season Keaton also broke the school record previously held by Montanna Hill, a 2016 graduate, for number of goals in a season. Hill held the record with 20 number of goals, and Keaton is now beating the record with 28 goals. She will continue her to build her record in the next playoff games.

Keaton has also broken the school record for most points in a single season. A player earns one point for every assist and two points for every goal. Keaton now has 48 points. Again, she beat Hill who previously held the record with 45 points.

Miranda Timberlake also broke the record for assists in a single season. The previous record was held by Elizabeth Coletti, a 2016 graduate. Timberlake has 14 assists beating Coletti’s record of 13.

Miranda Keaton was featured in the Frederick News Post:  “Five questions with Miranda Keaton.”

Varsity Girls Soccer team shows off Miranda Keaton's new shirts and award.
Grace Weaver
Varsity Girls Soccer team shows off Miranda Keaton’s new shirts and award.