Prolific soccer player moves on to Missouri State

Senior Sheriden Smith plays at the State semifinal game on Nov. 13.

Senior Sheriden Smith plays at the State semifinal game on Nov. 13.

Senior Sheriden Smith has scored the most goals (66) in school history over his four years.

In St. Louis, soccer players have to decide to either play for their high school team, or play for a club team at what some call a more elite level.

Smith chose to play for Webster and now moves on to play at Missouri State after being signed.

“I had been playing with my friends since I was young, and the atmosphere at Webster was overwhelming. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” Smith said.

Smith led his team on back-to-back State championship runs his junior and senior year.

“I was surprised the first year we won, but the second year was even more exciting because I knew we would have a target on our backs. The greatest feeling was that I did it with my best friends,” Smith said.

During Smith’s junior and senior years, he racked up all kinds of awards: All-Conference, All-District, All-Region and All-State. In his senior year, he became the All-Metro player of the year and was selected as an All-American.

“I truly don’t like talking about my accomplishments. I know I have them, so I don’t need to show them off,” Smith said.

 



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