Soccer's Jackie Stengel Showcased in ESPNW Feature
Sept. 18, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State women’s soccer freshman forward Jackie Stengel has been turning heads ever since she first suited up for the Wolfpack in her first career match on Aug. 23 at Navy. The native of Melbourne, Fla., scored a goal in this match to help the Wolfpack (6-2, 1-1 ACC) to its first win of the season and has not looked back since, adding five more goals to her team-leading mark of six.
Graham Hays of ESPNW posted a story on Tuesday about Jackie’s early success in the Atlantic Coast Conference and her relationship with her sister, Katie, who is a senior on Wake Forest’s team. See below for an excerpt from the story and a link to where the full piece can be read:
Following in the footsteps of one of the most dominant players in college soccer is an impossible task. For Jackie Stengel, following her older sister’s lead is a different story.
“Jackie is going to be just like that,” Santoro continued. “You don’t have to poke and prod them to become better. Everything they have, they have earned.”
A freshman at NC State, Jackie isn’t interested in the expectations that come with carrying a particular surname. Yes, she is the younger sister of Wake Forest’s second-team All-American. Sure, no more than a couple of hours of North Carolina highway now separate the sisters, who hail from Florida’s space coast. Absolutely, those two facts will invite comparisons.
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