The North Country Saints Women's Soccer team has a new all-time scoring leader. With her 16th goal of the season in the first half Friday against Word of Life Bible Institute, sophomore captain Alicia Cook supplanted Saints great Morgan Fountain (35) atop the Career Goal Scoring list with her 36th career goal.
"Morgan Fountain has always represented everything great about our program and school," stated Saints Head Coach Kent Egglefield. "But if someone had to beat her record, you couldn't have picked a better player, and even better person. She's cut from the same cloth... She works hard, never complains, is always supportive, and always a positive person and influence with her teammates. On top of all that, she is an amazing student in one of our hardest curriculums. I couldn't be more proud of Alicia."
Saints Athletic Director Chad LaDue echoed his coach's sentiments, "Alicia is what you look for in a student-athlete. She excels both on the field and in the classroom. She's such a dedicated individual. She's very deserving of this record."
"When I came here last year, this is something I never expected to do, I just wanted to play soccer" said Cook. "I figured it would only be for one season as being in rad tech, I am doing my clinicals this fall and almost didn't play. But, I am so happy I decided to and now to be the leading scorer in school history is such an honor. I couldn't have done this without the support of my family, my coaches, and my teammates."
In addition to her goals record, Cook also passed another former Saint great, Georgiana Knox (28), for the most career assists with her 29th career one on Saturday.
Cook leads all of Region III as well as the entire NJCAA in scoring so far this season with 19 goals and 16 assists for 54 points.
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