Rogersville’s Sophia Nixon hopeful to get senior season started

On a normal spring day, you’d find Sophia Nixon at school for soccer practice.

Of course, this is no normal spring

“It’s definitely tough because I love soccer,” Nixon said.

Instead, the Logan-Rogersville striker is stuck at home, doing her best to stay sharp with solo passing drills.

“Anything helps honestly, it’s just being able to keep my touch on the ball,” Nixon said.

That way, she’ll be ready to go if she ever gets the chance for her senior season.

“When the season is kind of postponed like this and [it’s] my senior year, it’s hard,” Nixon said.

Sophia and her senior teammates hoped to have their picture hanging on the shed at Wildcats soccer field.

Instead, right now there’s a picture of last year’s seniors as the 2020 Lady Cats can only wait and hope for good news.

“It’s really frustrating because I feel like we have a lot of potential this year,” Nixon said.

Especially with Sophia leading the way. She’s already the program’s career goals leader with 104 goals..

With plans to play for Arkansas’ club team in college, 2020 is her last year of competitive soccer.

“I feel like this chapter of my life and my sports career, I’m just going to leave it at Rogersville and just go on to something else in my life,” Nixon said.

So as she leaves soccer behind in Rogersville, the hope is that she can leave it all on the field.

“Me and the eight other seniors on the team, we’re just hoping to get back onto the field,” Nixon said. “And we’ll soak up every moment of it.”

If not, they’ll be among the many seniors wondering what might have been if this were just a normal spring.

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