Hunter sets records at NR

Published 9:52 pm Friday, June 1, 2018

Indiah Hunter finished her soccer career at Nansemond River High School with the new school record for goals and assists.

Hunter finished her senior year as one of the more accomplished girls’ soccer players to come through Nansemond River. She led all Suffolk Public Schools girls’ soccer players in goals this season with 29. She had a game where she scored a career-high five goals against Norview High School and had multiple games where she had hat tricks.

A big senior season along with her career as a whole led to her becoming the leader of two categories at Nansemond River in assists and goals. For her career, she scored 77 goals and recorded 76 assists.

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“I feel good about these accomplishments,” Hunter said. “I have been wanting to do this since before I was in high school since I was an eighth-grader on JV, so I am very happy to be able to accomplish something like this.”

Hunter has been a starter for the Lady Warriors since she was a freshman. She immediately made an impact back then, helping her team earn its only state tournament berth in her four years there. Her most memorable goal of her career was her freshman season, when she scored the game-winning goal that sent her team to the state tournament against Tabb High School. She wanted badly to get back to states her senior year for her teammates, but she felt like her senior year was her most enjoyable by far.

“It was my best season out of my four,” Hunter said about her senior season. “It just sucks we weren’t able to get to states. I am very proud of my teammates and thankful for my coaches.”

The NRHS senior didn’t think too much about setting records or any types of goals when she was on the field, because she did not want that to affect her play. If she heard about something she did after the game, she’d use it for motivation going forward.

The future is bright for Hunter, as she will be heading to Old Dominion University to play soccer. She is excited about the future and thankful to be able to have left behind a legacy.

“It feels so good to hold the record,” she said. “I am just glad I can leave behind something at the school for future students to remember me by and to possibly beat those very same records someday.”