Peyton Nehring of the 2007 Girls has been selected as the Liverpool FC IA – St. Louis Player of the Month for August. Nehring, a fullback for the 07 girls, was selected for the award for outstanding play during the month and her display of the values of Liverpool Football Club; ambition, dignity, commitment, and unity.
“Peyton is a pleasure to coach. She is generally the first to arrive to practice and the last to leave. She is dedicated, hardworking, and all around a great girl on and off the field,” said Daniel Olstad, the 2007 Girls Head Coach and Academy Director.
This start of the new season has seen the 2007 girls transitioning from the 9v9 field to 11v11 and that has meant a lot of changes for the team and individuals. Nehring has been subject to those changes herself moving from a midfield position to a fullback role and embracing the change with some confident displays on the field.
Nehring has provided quality defending but also provided a great attacking threat in her new role. She scored her first goal of the season in the Lou Fusz Friendlies against Tony Glavin after a great individual 60-yard run beating two defenders along the right wing before finishing past the goalkeeper to the left of the goal.
Her second goal of the year came in a 2-0 win against Ohio Premier at the Grand Park Cup in Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend. Riley Willmann was provider, crossing from the right side of the box into an on rushing Nehring on the left side who calmly settled the ball and fired past the keeper.
Coach Olstad says about Nehring, “She has accepted her new role on the team with open arms and really made that position hers. The fullbacks in our team are required to do a lot of work up and down the outside both attacking and defending, and she puts in a tireless effort. More importantly she is a model of the values of LFC. She pushes herself to improve, will sacrifice for the good of her team and teammates, never misses a session and is always 100% into what we are doing, and carries herself in such a positive manner all the time.”