Cavalier soccer standout will play at Methodist

May. 05, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Vicky Monroy has led Southern Lee on the soccer pitch for four seasons. She’s earned Cape Fear Valley Player of the Year honors as well as all-conference and team MVP accolades with Lady Cavalier cross country, track and field and gymnastics.

On Friday in Southern Lee’s library, Monroy officially accepted a scholarship to play soccer at Methodist University.

Southern Lee head soccer coach Jason Burman knew this day, and perhaps more so to Burman as a coach, next season without Monroy, would come. It’ll be tough replacing Monroy’s talent when it comes to her scoring and creating for attacking teammates. It could be tougher replacing what Monroy’s effort gave the Lady Cavs.“So much of what we are comes down to Vicky, period, because of her hard work,” Burman said following Southern Lee’s Senior Night match last week, a 4-3 overtime loss to Overhills.

“Her effort has been her greatest trait for all four years we’ve had her,” he said.

Her speed and stamina creates Lady Cavalier scoring chances seemingly out of nowhere, as well as keeping multiple opposing defenders on alert.

Monroy is likely to have a big cheering section in the coming seasons down in Fayetteville. For starters she has four brothers and two sisters, then her Lady Cavalier family might be able to caravan a little bit when the Lady Monarch season starts in the fall.

“I’d love for everybody to come and cheer me on and I’ll come back and see my team here when I can,” Monroy said.

Monroy is going to study dentistry.

Bryan Madej is going into his fourth year as Methodist’s head coach. Last season, the Lady Monarchs were 7-13 overall and 5-6 in the USA South Conference.

Before becoming a college student-athlete though, Monroy is still a Lady Cavalier as Southern Lee heads into the state tournament. The Lady Cavaliers finished No. 4 in the Cape Fear Valley and will have a first-round state match on Wednesday.