Camp Verde athlete of the week: Injury free Smith racks up goals for Cowboys early on this season | The Verde Independent – Arizona News

Camp Verde athlete of the week: Injury free Smith racks up goals for Cowboys early on this season | The Verde Independent – Arizona News

Finally healthy during soccer season, Camp Verde High junior Tyra Smith is making an impact.

Smith led the Cowboys (2-1) back over .500 with a hat trick on Tuesday night in Camp Verde’s 3-0 win over Page. She also had a brace in the Cowboys’ 5-1 win over Holbrook.

Camp Verde assistant coach Maddy Reay said Smith has done really well this year.

“The last two years of high school she’s had injuries during the season and she hasn’t been able to play, so this is like the first season she’s been consistently able to play and she’s been doing really good,” Reay said. “She scored two goals against Holbrook early in the season and then the three (Tuesday) night, so she’s been a good scorer for us.”

Smith is also a star on the basketball court and softball diamond for the Cowboys.

“Well it’s hard when you want the player all to yourself but she’s so athletic and she’s good at whatever she does,” Reay said. “I think she just has an athletic personality and she wants to compete.”

Smith was second team all-region last year for the softball Cowboys.

“She does pretty good in everything she does, she’s an excellent athlete,” Reay said.

VVN: How’s the soccer season been going for you?

Smith: We’re off to a different start than last year but I think we’ll start working together a little bit more, so it will be good.

VVN: Is it hard starting the season with so many matches on the road?

Smith: Uh, kind of but we’re better than what we’ve been showing so far.

VVN: How’s the season gone for you so far?

Smith: Before the last game I was struggling a little bit but I’ve been working on my shots a little more, so…

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