Talking about the future, Abbey Long thought about the past.
If it were not for her eighth-grade soccer coach, Chris Sanders, Long may have never played soccer in high school.
“He was my first soccer coach,” Long said. “I thank him for helping me and pushing me to become what I am today.
Fortified with confidence, Long played soccer at West Brunswick. Last season, she made second-team all-conference. And now she has signed a letter of intent to continue her career at Cape Fear Community College.