By Brackin Lambert
Ashley Guillot spent countless hours watching her older brother and sister play soccer, and when she was 4 years old she laced up her first pair cleats. Ever since, the Battery Creek girls soccer captain has been on one field or another preparing for this season.
Prior to the season being suspended, Guillot and Dolphins were sitting at a 2-1 and the senior goalkeeper had recorded one shutout through the season’s first three games.
The senior has racked up a number of awards throughout her playing career, including a golden boot in middle school and winning an MVP award with her club team. Guillot even got an opportunity to participate in the Olympic Developmental Program.
Following a 6-7 record and finishing second in the region, Guillot was named captain for her senior campaign. Highlights from her abbreviated senior season including the aforementioned shutout and a 49-save performance against perennial powerhouse Bishop England.
Guillot had her choice of colleges, such as Brevard, Lander and Gordon State, but ultimately the standout keeper committed to Newberry.
“I chose Newberry because it was small,” Guillot said. “I was able to bond with the girls and coaches and when I got to practice with the team, it felt like home. They also have my major, exercise science.”
While this season has not transpired like Guillot or the Dolphins had hoped, there is still the desire to put that uniform back on.
“It is disappointing the season has been suspended,” Guillot said. “I wish we could have played in some more games before it ended. We were just coming together as a team. I’d love the opportunity to put on a Battery Creek uniform one more time, however, I am looking forward to the next chapter in life.”