Former all-stater will be honored before soccer game


Katie Pritchard, a 2008 graduate of Waynesville High School and former Tiger all-state soccer and basketball star, will be recognized for her outstanding career tonight at Slaughter Field.

The ceremony will take place when the Lady Tiger soccer team hosts Joplin tonight; it will begin between the junior varsity and varsity matches at about 6 p.m.

Pritchard, now a sophomore at Drury University in Springfield, was a four-time all-state soccer player for the Tigers.

She finished her high school career as the all-time leading goal scorer in the state of Missouri. Pritchard finished her four years with an astonishing 171 goals— or 1.86 goals per game.

Pritchard plays both basketball and soccer for the Panthers and was a named to the all-Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) teams in both sports this season.