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Lisevick signs letter of intent to play soccer at Ohio State

From left to right: Donna Lisevick, Taylor Lisevick and Marty Lisevick. Taylor signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Ohio State Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Avon Booster Club)

AVON, February 1 – In front of audience of family, friends and coaches, Avon High senior Taylor Lisevick signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play soccer at Ohio State in the fall.

“Taylor has distinguished herself as one of the hardest workers on the field,” Avon High girls soccer coach Jim Murray said. “This year, I was fortunate to have her as a student and I’ve seen that that work ethic extends into the classroom, too.”

A midfielder for the Falcons, Taylor was a three-year varsity starter, and an integral part of the 2014 team that advanced to the CIAC Class L championship game in her sophomore season. She had six goals, including two in the CIAC tournament. Lisevick scored 10 goals as a junior.

A captain for the Falcons this year, she had to lead from the bench for most of the season as she nursed an ankle injury. She did score four goals this year including three in a 5-1 win over Windsor in September.

Though frustrated that she couldn’t play as much as she would like, Taylor inspired her team with her optimism and discipline. She is recovered now and ready to bring her talent and drive to the pitch in Columbus, Ohio.

Lisevick also played soccer in the offseason as a midfielder for the Connecticut Football Club.

Taylor Lisevick, center, signs a letter of intent as her parents, Donna and Marty look on. (Photo courtesy Avon Booster Club)

The Avon High School Booster Club will host a separate ceremony on May 24 to recognize all AHS athletes (scholarship recipients and otherwise) who are moving on to play a varsity sport in college after graduation.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years.


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