Name: Torrie Crenson
Torrie Crenson, a senior on Keene State College women’s soccer team, was a key player in the Keene State Owls’ LEC Championship success.
Crenson is a goalie for the Owls and said she has played that position all her life. Coming from a small town called North Salem, New York, Crenson played on three club teams until she took her older sister’s position as goalie her sophomore year of high school.
“My sister played goalie and I always looked up to her and followed in her footsteps, and found that goalie was the perfect fit for me and stuck with it,” Crenson said.
The last two games, including the LEC title game, have presented some of the most stressful game situations for a goalie. The semi-final and title game ended tied after double overtime and had to decide on a winner through penalty kicks.
“I had faith in my players. We have been practicing all year for penalty kicks because they can happen at any time in a game,” Crenson said. Although being faced back-to-back with penalty kicks, Crenson kept her composure and made the saves that counted.
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