Pelfrey, Schmitt break GCHS records during 2012 soccer season

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By Philip Frommeyer
Sports Correspondent


Two young athletes from the Grant County High School soccer program have earned recognition this year when they broke school records.

Mollie Pelfrey and Forrest Schmitt kicked their way to new school records this soccer season.
Pelfrey, a junior at GCHS, shattered Jackie Kinman’s previous record, by scoring 23 goals against opponents this year.
Pelfrey was quick to give credit to her former coach and her teammates.

“Melinda White, my old coach, really pushed me to get my goals this season,” Pelfrey said. “My plan is to keep building on these goals.”
Schmitt, a senior, scored 19 goals this season over taking Austin Ryan’s record of 17 goals in one season set back in 1999.
Schmitt said without the help of his teammates, this milestone would not have been possible.

For Schmitt, soccer is a family affair with the majority of his family playing the sport, including his grandfather. While most played the position of goalie, Schmitt was comfortable playing the center striker position, an offensive position, which plays in front of the mid fielders.

“Having dad help coach me along these years as well as being the team coach the past two years has been great,” Schmitt said.