New Albany’s Brandy Orth Becker played an instrumental part in Louisville Assumption High School’s impressive performance at the Zionsville Lady Eagle Invitational in Indiana over the weekend.
The tournament is widely considered one of the best around for high school girls and this year it included 23 teams for Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland.
The Rockets from Louisville defeated three Indiana teams – West Lafayette (3-1), Roncalli (1-0) and McCutcheon (4-0) – to come away with the championship trophy in the Boone County Division.
“The Zionsville tournament was amazing,” said starting forward Orth Becker. “The talent this tournament brings always means great competition.”
She added she is “so excited” about this season, one which currently sees Assumption ranked No. 2 in Kentucky behind last year’s state champion Notre Dame Academy.
“This is the year for the Rockets,” she said. “We came out with the goal to be our best. Our coaches Kenyon Meyer and Ollie Barber have taught us to ‘eat the elephant one bite at a time,’ or, take one game at a time. We’re all of course looking down the road to a championship, but we know we can only get there one victory at a time.”
Since their 3-1 victory over local rival Sacred Heart in the Jenna Cooper Memorial Cleat Cup on August 26, the Rockets have won five games on the trot, including a 4-2 victory over another Louisville powerhouse, DuPont Manual, last night.
“The Cleat Cup game against Sacred Heart was especially an important victory,” said Orth Becker. “With 10 seniors on our team, we definitely wanted to keep the trophy this year.”