East Hanover N.J.: Senior Sophia Rafanello a midfielder/forward for the Hanover Park girls soccer team has received the Athlete of the Week award.
Sophia who has been a varsity member for three years helped the Lady Hornets team to another outstanding season of 15-4. She scored 11 goals along with 5 assists. She finished her career at Hanover Park with 20 goals and loved being part of a team that was close on the field and off the field.
Her dream job would be as a pediatric nurse because she loves to bring light and smiles to sick kids. Sophia likes to watch football with Clemson and the Giants being her favorite teams. She also watches Quantico on Netflix and Point Break, which are her favorite movies to enjoy.
Sophia's grandma has been her role model, and she always wears the same Nike socks with her cleats untied to every game. If she had a super power she would like to read peoples minds so that she would never have to guess what they are thinking.
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do" is her favorite quote. She considers traveling to the Dominican Republic on a medical mission as her biggest accomplishment.
Sophia also played on the Sting Travel soccer squad and truly enjoyed being part of the success with her teammates that Hanover Park has had suring the past few years.