Female Athlete of the Week: Kristin Amarikwa

Posted at 8:19 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 13:32:19-05
If you ask the head coach of the Frontier girl's soccer team, Max Bluemel, there was never any doubt.  "We know we're going to score two goals for some reason, that's our average right now," said Bluemel whose team is 8-4-2. "Whether they come early or late somehow they're going to pop up."
Sure enough in Wednesday's match against Centennial the Titans scored two late goals to stay perfect in league. Helping out on both those goals was senior Kristin Amarikwa.
"(It) Gives us momentum knowing that we can come back from something like that," said Amarikwa.
Kristin prides herself on her physicality, what her coach calls her tenacity on the ball. 
"I've always been good in the air. My height helps," she said.
No doubt her family genes help as well. Her older brother Quincy plays for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer. 
Soon the two will be closer than ever as Kristin committed to play at San Jose State. And like her brother's scoring streak, Kristin is continuing it here in town. She's scored in Frontier's last three games (all wins) and even when she doesn't score she's setting up teammates like Erika Sierra to nail the game winner. But what her coach is happiest with is her leadership. 
"How much her teammates get behind her and believe in her as a leader," Bluemel said. 
Hoping to get back to where they were her sophomore year when Frontier won a valley title. 


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