Player Spotlight – Masha Otto, Goalkeeper

Masha started training with Finesse Soccer in the fall of 2017. She came to us as a field player wanting to improve her goalkeeping skills, and boy did she ever! Masha’s family just moved to New York, but we really enjoyed the time we got to spend working with her. She and Alex developed a special rapport that hopefully will last while with Masha.

(Parent question): What is something you like about your daughter training with Finesse?

“Her coach (Alex) has taught Masha the proper techniques to playing goalkeeper, which has helped her gain confidence on the pitch. I feel better as a parent knowing she is diving properly and learning the proper techniques to protect herself.”

Meet Masha, Goalkeeper

What’s your name?

Alma Otto

Any nicknames?

Masha

How old are you?

10 1/2

What number do you wear? Any particular reason why?

5 because I dislike even numbers

What position do you play?

Forward, mid field, & goalkeeper

How long have you played soccer?

4 years

What city do you live in?
Eudora, Kansas

What team/club/coach/school do you play for?

My team is Prairie Cyclones with Club Palmyra (Coach Aaron Crowe).  My club in the fall will be TC Waza with Coach Maureen Whitehead. 

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On training with Finesse Soccer…

What is your favorite thing about Finesse Soccer?

They are nice and helpful

How has Finesse Soccer helped you?

By helping me with goalkeeping

Tell us about why you wanted to start training with Finesse.

To improve as a goalkeeper

(Parent question): What is something you like about your daughter training with Finesse?

Her coach (Alex) has taught Masha the proper techniques to playing goalkeeper, which has helped her gain confidence on the pitch. I feel better as a parent knowing she is diving properly and learning the proper techniques to protect herself.    

As an athlete…

What is your favorite thing about soccer?

My teammates

Who is your all-time favorite athlete (any sport)?

Mike Moustakas

What is something you like to do in your free time?

Climbing around (trees and rock walls) and reading books

If you had a song that played as you walked onto the pitch, what would it be?

Firework by Katy Perry

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No

If you had a pet dragon, what would you name it?

Cinder

And now, deep thoughts…

What advice would you share with younger players?

Be one with the baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall!!!!!!!!!!

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