The Big Shot

By Aria

It was our last soccer game of the U8 Wheaton Wings’ season. I always play defense, but after half time I played forward for the first time. The sun started shining. I was so happy my face looked like I had just won a brand new bike. I pondered why the coach had never put me on forward, but of course, I knew how to play.

Five minutes passed but nothing exciting happened. Then, one minute later, I scored my first goal! The crowd started cheering. I felt so happy. This time my face looked like I had just won a gold coin. This experience really made me want to try playing forward again.

Aria, eight, is in the fourth grade. She is a middle child who loves to read and write fiction. Aria plays soccer on the Wheaton Wings and wants to be an optometrist when she grows up.

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