Daly Smith HPFC Eagles 04/05
Player of the Month: Daly Smith Team name: Eagles 04/05
Daly Smith, the starting goalkeeper for the HPFC G04/05 team, is recognized as this month’s player of the month. On the field, Daly is a very hardworking and talented goalkeeper with a great attitude. This year Daly also made the cut for the G05 PSPL Surf Academy team! But that’s just one side of Daly. What’s notable about Daly is that she’s incredibly multi-talented and well rounded as a student athlete.
Off the soccer field, Daly is a great student, achieving top grades in challenging programs at Westside. But once again, that’s not all. Daly also plays basketball for ECBA and is, of course, just as much of a leader on her basketball team as she is for her Highline Premier team. She has a particular aptitude for 3-point shots and is quoted as a “stifling defender.”
On top of Daly’s rigorous school and sports schedules, this month, she and her family also actively participated in HPFC’s “Fill the Goal” charity event at Walt Hundley. Director of Goalkeeping, Kaitlyn Jackson, says of Daly, “Daly has been a part of our goalkeeper program for a number of years - but it only took a few minutes to determine that she has the heart, intelligence, athleticism, and character to be a great goalkeeper. It’s no surprise that those character traits carry over into every part of her life - making her an promising and inspiring young person to be around in any environment.” It’s a special kind of kid that can do all she does with an unwavering smile. Developing well-rounded student-athletes who give back to their community is exactly what HPFC hopes to promote in our program. Daly represents all of our values as a club and community and we are very proud of the young soccer player and community member she has become. We are so excited to continue to watch her develop and cheer her on! Go Daly! Go HPFC!