For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head towards the Portage Lakes and meet two senior Panthers at Manchester High School.
Emma King capped off a historic career at Manchester while gathering first team all PAC-7, first team all district, and first team all-state. She led the Panthers to an undefeated regular season. Emma had a school record 67 goals and 14 assists. She will be attending the University of Akron in the fall on a scholarship to continue her soccer career.
Riley Soles was a senior captain and first team All-PAC-7 performer on the field this year. He was a leader on both sides of the ball. On offense Riley averaged 6.7 yards per carry and scored six rushing touchdowns for the Panthers. On defense, as a safety, Riley had 67 tackles and four interceptions. Riley plans on attending Stark State next year and being in the PSI program to eventually start a career at FirstEnergy.
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