Three Armuchee High School soccer players have all been selected for the 2014 Georgia High School Soccer All-Star games sponsored by DiVarsity All Star Soccer at diversity.com. Emily Reese, a senior defender; Erin Massey, a junior goal keeper; and Claire Bettler, a sophomore midfielder were invited to participate in the All-Star games to be played on May 18 at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. This is Reese’s second year to be selected for the team. She was the DiVarsity's Girls Student Athlete of the Year last year.
The three were leaders on the Armuchee Lady Indians team that outscore their opponents 81 to 12 during the regular season. “The large goal difference was driven by a stingy defense, anchored by senior Emily Reese,” stated Don Bettler, coach of the Lady Indians. “Reese is a competitor and she shows her commitment on and off the field.” The Tribe’s defense gave up less than a goal a game with a 0.71 per game average. Reese is a member of the National Honor Society. She was named Best Defensive Player of the Year by her Armuchee teammates.
Massey, the junior keeper, had 90 saves on the year. Her work in goal earned the Lady Indians 12 shut-outs for the season. She is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. She was diagnosed during the soccer season.
The Lady Indians offense averaged almost 5 goals a game with Bettler, the sophomore midfielder, the team’s leading scorer with 18 goals for the season. She also tied for the most assists with 7 for the year. Bettler scored in 13 of the team’s 17 games during the season and twice scored a hat trick in games.