If your last name is Webb, and you have attended or are attending Smith-Cotton High School, chances are you have some soccer talent.
There were brothers Kevin and Chris Webb back in the Glory Days of Smith Cotton soccer and now their offspring have taken to the field for the Lady Tiger team.
Kelsey Webb, 17 and a senior at S-C, is the second-oldest dau8gter of Chris Webb, a three-time All Stater and All Midwest Regional selection as a senior in 1989, plans to play her fourth season of soccer for the Lady Tigers next spring. She was not sure how many goals she has in her high school career at S-C, but has shown the ability to put the ball in the back of the net like her father did at one time.
“Soccer is my favorite sport, since I’ve been playing it so long,” sad Webb, who has been playing since the age of five or six in the Paul Klover Soccer League She also played five or six years of traveling soccer for Sedalia Select coached by her father Chris and uncle Kevin. She has also played three years at S-C but has yet to earn any post-season honors.
Webb is an excellent student. Through the end of her junior year, Webb had an 11.33 grade point average on an 11.0 scale. She scored a 21 the first time took the ACT but retook the test Saturday at S-C. She wasn’t sure exactly where she was ranked academically in her class, but knew she was in the top 20.
Webb wants to go to the University of Missouri-Columbia and major in physical therapy. She does not plan to play soccer in college.
Webb has taken weighted courses since her freshman year at S-C. She remembered that she has taken American Government an College Prep English. She has taken several weighted English courses in high school.
“Academics are more important but athletics are fun too,” she said.
Academics give you a life.”
Besides playing soccer, she is a member of the Distributive Education Club of America (DECA)and qualifying for state her junior year.
Webb took no time to come up with an high school athletic highlight.
“When we won district my freshman year, she said.
“We beat Lee’s Summit West in the championship game. Then we get beat bad by Lee’s Summit North in the sectionals.”
In her spare time, Webb enjoys spending time with her friends and family and working at Hone Bear Day Care, a business owned by her mother.
Webb has three sisters: Megan, 19, a hair stylist in Sedalia; Torri, 12, an eighth grader at Smith-Cotton Junior High School; and Meredith, 10, a fifth grader at the Sedalia Middle School.
Webb is the daughter of Shelli and Chris Webb, Sedalia.