White County’s Bella Ramey was named by the fans as the first Player of the Week of 2019 for soccer. She received some 49% of the 700 or so votes.
The junior forward has had a roller-coaster career. And by that, we mean she’s had a pair of ACL tears, surrounded by massive success when she’s on the field. She missed nearly all of her 2017 freshman season after the first ACL tear, and rebounded with a phenomenal sophomore 2018 campaign that saw her notch 13 goals and 5 assists through the first three games alone, and totaled 24 goals and 9 assists.
Through just 80-ish minutes of playing time in the first two games already in 2019, she’s scored four times and added an assist. She’s easing back into it once again after tearing the ACL again in the final game of the season last year, a heartbreaking quarterfinals game in the Class 4A tournament. That was the best season in school history, as the Lady Warriors went 10-8-2 and were ranked as high as #6.
The girls and Ramey are once again off to a quick start, going 3-0 with wins over Stephens County (5-0), Jefferson (3-1), and North Hall (5-1). If you’re keeping score, that’s 13-2 aggregate. White County is currently ranked #7 in the state in Class 4A.
Feature Photo by Rich Ramey