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Kelsey Turnbow wins soccer player of the year

Kelsey Turnbow - soccer player of the year

Kelsey Turnbow - soccer player of the year

Image: David Wallace/azcentral.com

Phoenix Pinnacle’s Kelsey Turnbow’s first-ever soccer practice ended when she stormed off of the field at 4 years old. She already despised it and quit.

After a year off, she agreed to try soccer again, and her perspective changed. She said she believes her original distaste was probably because her parents had her playing all sports to try them out, so adding another felt a bit forced.

“It really became just this new passion,” Turnbow said.

That passion has evolved into something special as Turnbow was named azcentral sports’ Big Schools Girls Soccer Player of the Year after moving to the Valley from Washington. In Washington, where she’d lived since third grade, she won Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year as a freshman and sophomore....

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