Former Trojan teammates together at Bloom
Katy Fexa was in her final season playing soccer at Parkland in 2010. She had been on some successful Trojan teams playing in Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 championships. During her senior season she did not expect to be playing on the pitch any longer after her high school career ended, until her Parkland teammate Tara Huber brought up the idea of playing together in college.
"I wasn't really planning on playing at the collegiate level," said Fexa. "She [Huber] was the one that was pushing me and told me to come play with her and room with her. I ended up walking on. It's been awesome knowing I have someone by my side from my hometown playing on the field. We're so familiar with each other's playing styles. It's been a great ride so far."
Fexa agreed, and the two have been Huskie teammates for the past three seasons.
A forward, Fexa played in 16 games for the Huskies her freshman season, assisting on one goal. She's played in 41 games in her career and has one goal and two assists.
Huber has also made her mark on the Bloomsburg program. She played in 21 games in her first season, scoring 16 goals. Last year, she was selected to the All-PSAC second team and has higher goals coming into her senior season.
"It means a lot considering all of the work I put out on the field," Huber said. "It feels good that the work has paid off. It just makes me want to push harder to get first team this year."
Fexa and Huber are looking to help guide Bloomsburg back to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs. They missed out on the postseason tournament a year ago.
"The team is coming in stronger," said Huber. "The senior class is a big class and really close. We want to go farther than we did last year. I think we have such a good chance to prove teams wrong. We're going to work really hard and try and go as far as we can."
With a large group of starters returning, Bloomsburg is poised to make a run this year.
"We came out of the spring really strong," added Fexa. "I'm excited to see what everyone did over the summer to prepare for the season. I'm excited to see the new freshman and how hard we all want to get to PSAC's this year."
Bloomsburg opens up its season at Gannon on Thursday, September 4.