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Mosley's Emily Grammer- Scholar Athlete of the Week

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The Mosley Lady Dolphin soccer team is undefeated in district play as they head into next months district tournament, thanks in large part to keeper Emily Grammer.

To say Emily is consistent for the Mosley soccer team, would be an understatement. The four-year Varsity letter winner has 45 career shut-outs- which is a school and County record.

"If you have a key goalkeeper like Emily, your defense is doing better, they're more confident, they know they have great support behind.," says head coach Marek Betkowski. "She's directing the team, she's a team leader."

Emily's a team leader who not only leads on the field-- guiding the Lady Dolphins to a 66-10-1 record the past four seasons, but also in the classroom, where she carries a 4.29 GPA.

"Ever since I was little I was raised you're a student-athlete, not an athlete-student," says Emily. "Student comes first. I always know my place is in the classroom first, and soccer comes second."

"All the girls look up to her, especially another two keepers we have on our team," says Coach Betkowski. "So we have two keepers who not only work with her all the time, but try to follow her steps."

Emily's left a lot of steps to follow- as she's allowed just nine goals this season in 14 games, including just two in district play. She also holds the record for season shutouts- with 17 in her freshmen campaign. All that hard work has earned her a scholarship to the University of West Florida.

"I don't know what I would do if I wasn't playing soccer next year," says Emily. "It's close to home, and I really like the coach, and the program, and I think he knows what he's talking about, and I just like the way he plays."

Before she ventures off to become a Lady Argonaut, Emily's got a lot of season left, with many more memories to create.

"I'm going to miss it next year, making all the connections with my friends, and having a strong group of friends with me," she says.

"I feel like also as a freshmen, she will be a key player for this team- we wish her all the best," says coach Betkowski.

All the best, for one of the best in Bay County- and has the records to prove it.

Emily and the Lady Dolphins played three of the top teams in the State this weekend at the Timberwolf Classic, where she recorded 21 saves in three games. Emily says she wants to study to become a Marine Biologist or a Veterinarian when she gets to West Florida.