The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Sophie Serna

6 months ago Andrew Luberda 0

County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.

Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.

Each week, CountyLinePreps.com will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.

The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.

Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.

The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.

Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:

 

 

Sophia Serna

Queen Creek High School

Sophomore

Forward

 

Serna assisted on four of the Bulldogs’ five goals in as 5 – 0 win at Vista Grande on Jan. 19.

The team leader with 19 goals for the year, Serna is equally adept at setting up goal scorers as evidenced by her team-high 12 assists.

Serna is a dual threat who can beat teams in more than one way, and for that we are pleased to announce she is our Little Caesars Player of the Week.

Sophie Serna (in white).

County Line Preps:  You led the team in assists and goals. Which stat means more to you?

Sophia Serna:  Both of these stats are equally important to me. Goals are an important stat for any forward, and I pride myself on being able to find the back of the net consistently. However, assists allow me to find my teammates and impact the game even if I’m being heavily defended. Being able to lead the team in both means a lot to me.

CLP:  You scored 31 goals as a freshman and have 19 this season. To what do you attribute your success?

SS:  I owe a lot of my success to the fact that I have been playing the game since I was four years old. I’ve always had a killer instinct to do my job and help my team. I’ve put in a lot of work on my own over the years and it has allowed me to be one of the top scorers in club and high school. My coaches help me by playing to my strengths and putting me in the right situations.

CLP:  Your sister Haley is a senior on the team. What is something you learned from her that has helped you become the player that you are?

SS:  Haley has been paving the way for me since she was six years old. She is a role model to me in every aspect, and she has helped me on and off the field. Haley has taught me to stay calm under pressure and helped me with the mental part of the game. It was a great privilege to have played with her the last two years.

CLP:  What is your greatest athletic memory at Queen Creek High School so far?

SS:  One of the greatest memories I have had so far at QCHS was winning the Coyote Classic Tournament back-to-back for the last two seasons. The program had not won a tournament before, so to be able to be a part of this accomplishment was an honor. We are in our second-straight state tournament this season, and that also had never been done before.

CLP:  What is your favorite sports-themed movie and why?

SS:  My favorite sports movie has to be Rocky. It’s a great movie that any athlete can relate to, and it gets you pumped up every time you watch it.

CLP:  Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?

SS:  I would like to meet Alex Morgan. She is a big inspiration to me, and I learn a lot from her in every USWNT game I watch.