Feltner not interested in filling shoes, but walking own path
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – It’s not often simple math for a champion team to replace one star player with another.
While the PCS Plane was good to Matthew C. Perry girls soccer, depositing former All-Europe standout Micayla Feltner at Iwakuni, to say the junior is replacing departed Samurai star Bobbi Hill would not be quite accurate.
Feltner says she isn’t following Hill’s act, but trying to create one of her own.
Hill and the Samurai, 18-2-2 a season ago, won the second Far East Division II banner in school history. But that was a veteran-laden squad with six seniors, while Feltner’s Samurai are comprised mainly of underclassmen, and struggling as a rebuilding entity, 3-10-2 thus far.
“She’s not like a Bobbi Hill,” coach George “Tige” Tarleton said of Feltner, a striker, while Hill played attacking midfielder. “She’s a whole different type of player, a specialized individual. She’s a pure scorer, a pure finisher.”
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