At 5-foot-1, Morton High School senior Darcy King is almost always the smallest player on the soccer field when she plays. But shes almost always the fiercest competitor. Just ask her coach. "One of the parents once said, For Darcy, its not how big the dog is in the fight but how much fight is in the dog," said Morton coach Brian Deters. "That sums her up." King, an all conference defender for the Potters, agrees. "Its all in your head. Size means nothing," said King. "If you want to go play, just go and do it." King is not only a decorated soccer player but with an honors class schedule, she has a 4.75 grade point average on a 4-point scale. Thats good enough to be ranked 14th in her Morton class of 227 students. Deters calls his 4-year varsity starter a "cerebral player." Next fall she will play soccer at Olivet Nazarene University where she intends to major in biology and pre-physical therapy. She also plans on minoring in Spanish and wants to put her foreign language skills to work this summer on a missions trip to Guatemala. "Im heading to Guatemala with the Olivet soccer team in the middle of July," said King. "Im going to study, work with kids in an orphanage and help host soccer camps." But before she leaves the country, King hopes to help the Potters make it to the state soccer finals.
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