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Athlete of the Week: Abby Bohanski

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Abby Bohanski is a three-time All-Wisconsin Valley choice and last year the senior led the conference with 42 points on the SPASH soccer team. This season she is playing at her best.

"My mental game is kind of getting stronger as the years are coming and it's just kind of exciting to get acknowledged," Bohanski said.

"She see's the game quicker now and that takes pressure off of the other players and she's a great mentor both in practice and in the games," SPASH assistant coach Mark Peel said.

When Bohanski started playing soccer she was following in her two older brothers footsteps, but she quickly found her own incentive to keep competing.

"My dream has always been to play in college and so that kind of motivated me to keep going and my youth coaches have really kind of pushed me and have supported me as well as my high school coaches here and my family and friends will do everything they can to keep me going it really means a lot," Bohanski said.

Her dream is now reality, she will be attending Division II Winona State on a soccer scholarship in the fall.

"I'm very nervous for college, I've heard nothing but great things though and coach has told me that the forwards are graduating so spots open if I can earn it."

Her hard work ethic and skill will most likely land her in one of those open positions. Peel knows something about her dedication to the sport, he has watched her grow on the field since she was 10 years old.

"I don't have anybody that matches her work right now and I probably never have in the program," Peel said.

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