“They were surreal moments for sure,” Conklin said. “It’s hard to put words to that, just because you don’t really think it’s going to happen, especially in back-to-back starts. I was on a roll and just threw the ball really well both games.”
It turns out the IHSA would resume soccer this year and Carlson’s hyperextended offseason workout paid off, as she scored 15 goals and 18 assists. She was named the Daily Chronicle 2021 Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
Kaneland's Aiden Gatz was third and teammate Ted Allen was sixth in the pole vault at the Class 3A Boys Track and Field State Meet on Saturday. The Knights' Porter Conroy took fifth in the high jump; DeKalb's Toriano Tate placed fifth in the long jump.