CBS12 Athlete of the Week- Oxbridge Academy's Allison Breed
West Palm Beach (CBS12) —
The Oxbridge Academy girls soccer team is looking to defend its first ever state title, and once again they are relying on the leadership of 'one cool customer'. Allison Breed, out CBS12 Athlete of the Week, is back, and she still has 'ice in her veins'.
"I'm actually really good under pressure," says Breed. Her teammates agree.
When the game is on the line, there's no one you want with the ball at her feet. more than Breed. She lives for the big games, while some players may shy away. Game after game last year, Breed came up huge, leading the Thunderwolves all the way to their first state championship.
"We played American Heritage in the regional finals, and it went to 10 (penalty kicks)," Breed recalls with a smile. "I took 3 of them, and went 3 for 3."
The Thunderwolves are undefeated in district this year, and Breed has played all over the field. A major part of her maturation, has occurred by being in the Team U.S.A pool during the off-season. She gets invite to train with us national team all over the world.
"I've been to Costa Rica and Europe," says Breed. "It's cool to meet players from everywhere."
Breed is also a great student and team leader, and she's going to play soccer at Villanova next year. Allison remains grounded, taking care of her 6 year old brother. She misses practice every monday to take him to karate.
"Seeing her and how she interacts with her brother is a microcosm of her as an athlete and as a person," says Oxbridge head coach Steve Obringer.
No soccer player in Palm Beach County prevails over pressure, on the field, and off, like Allison Breed.