Even though Stratford senior Allie Hale is a twin to her sister Katie, in the classroom and especially on the pitch, Allie is one of a kind. Even her younger sister by one minute agrees.
"Sometimes she does stuff I didn't even know she could do," says sister Katie. "It surprises me."
Allie's coach Andrew Myler agrees, "We rely on players like Allie to kind of take over when things are not going as well as you like or even if things are going the way that we want. She kind of keeps us going with her vocal leadership and her play."
Allie carries a 3.7 GPA and thinks books are just as important as scoring goals. "I don't know, I just like to be well-rounded. I want to be a good student, a good athlete, kind of be a little of everything," says Allie. Being a student athlete comes easy for the Eaglette. Over her career, she continues to rewrite records including the single season scoring record, most goals in a game with 8 and all time career goal leader.
"What makes Allie unique," says Myler. "Is her constant ability to find the goal. No matter where it is in the game, whether were up 4 or down 1, she wants to score. She's a shark in the water in front of the goal is the way I would describe it. Anytime the ball is inside the 18 and there's blood in the water, she is going to get after it."Unselfish, Allie has her own take,"Usually I'm just the player that's in the right spot at the right times so I'm the finisher. Usually the ball gets worked around and passed out wide and they can find me so I can finish. A lot of the people on our team, we have been playing together for a really long time so we know how each other will play and where the ball will be."
After Hale graduates, she will continue kicking it at Reinhardt College on athletic scholarship but until then she has some unfinished goals to accomplish.
"Really excited," says Allie. "Katie and I have been talking about playing college soccer since we were little, so now we get to."
This is Allie's fifth year as a starter on the varsity team. She was selected GISA All-State in 2010, 2011, and 2012.