Katie Pritchard, class of 2008, was recognized at Slaughter Field Tuesday evening for her high school soccer accomplishments. The special recognition took place between the JV and Varsity WHS soccer matches with opposing teams from Joplin High School.
Katie, a four-time all state soccer player, finished her high school career as the leading goal scorer in the state of Missouri. She finished her four years with an astonishing 171 goals which is 1.86 goals per game. In her first high school soccer match she scored her career game high of six goals. Later in her career she duplicated those scoring efforts in match play. Additionally, Katie was a recognized district and state basketball player for the WHS Lady Tigers and achieved academic honors while attending Waynesville High School.
Katie is currently attending Drury University in Springfield where she has played as a starter for the Lady Panthers Basketball team and was the second leading scorer for the Soccer team with 9 goals and 5 assists for 23 points, trailing only
Making the presentation for WHS was WHS Athletic Director, Josh Scott. Standing with Katie during the recognition were family members, parents Keith and Barb Pritchard, and sister Molly. Unable to be present was older sister Emily who currently attends University of Missouri at Columbia.