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September 26, 2012

Chezney Belcher is anchoring Tonawanda's defense

Sophomore sweeper Chezney Belcher livesby her own rules and welcomes new challenges

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Schork said that Belcher is her own biggest critic and is always looking for ways to improve her game to help her team.

“She really likes to challenge herself and she likes to be challenged,” Schork said. “Some people may back down when there’s a challenge but she will face it head on. No matter what she’s doing — whether it be school or soccer — she works really hard.”

Belcher loves the outdoors and experiencing what nature has to offer — she’s always been interested in watching what goes on around her. Her attention to detail has helped her excel on a soccer field since she started playing at the age of 5.

“I’m aggressive on the field,” she said. “My mom got me into a few sports but I guess I liked soccer the most. I don’t see my mom a lot so when she comes I’m way more intense. When I hear there’s a recruiter or a coach coming to watch me play I get more aggressive and focused. I just get in the zone and do my own thing.”

Belcher has made soccer her life. When she’s not in school or hanging out with her friends doing teenager stuff, she’s on a soccer field or has a ball at her feet.

Schork said the most exciting part of this season is knowing that she still has Belcher for two more years.

“She’s really coachable and easy to work with,” Schork said. “She understands the game and she’s getting better every game.”

Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda Sports on Twitter @tonanewsports.

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