McKenna Provides Leadership With Attitude

Stellar Senior Leading the Way for Hilltoppers

Leadership comes in many styles. For Duluth Marshall Senior Alli McKenna it comes with a lot of energy.

Mckenna says, “I am the loudest one on the team probably. The most crazy on the team. I try to get everyone pumped, sometimes it doesn’t work but i trey my hardest.”

Starting when she was young, Alli has loved the pitch ever since she can remember.

McKenna comments, “Soccer has been pretty much my entire life athletic wise.”

She shares that passion in her own unique way with her Hilltopper teammates.

Mckenna says, “I have never had as much fun with a group of girls in my life we all get along so well we have such good chemistry on and off the field.”

Head Girls Soccer Coach Nic Bacigalupo says, “I think the players look to her if we’re having a down day she’s the first one to get things going she’s the first one to say something.”

But Alli not only leads with her attitude, her play speaks for itself. She’s tallied 10 assists and 16 goals so far this season.

 Coach comments, “She leads by example and that’s very important, showing other upperclassmen and underclassmen what to do and how to do it and how to act and how to prepare for games.”

McKenna adds, “Definitely a little more on the wild side, I like to have fun with things.”

And the zaniness is working the toppers ended an impressive 12 and 4 season and won their first round of the section 7a tournament 7–0 over Proctor. Something Alli has been ready for her whole career.

Coach comments, “She’s a very competitive athlete, and that you can’t coach.”

McKenna adds, “Overall it’s been amazing and I loved it so much every year.”

Win, lose or draw this senior season has been a success.

McKenna explains, “All the amazing teammates I have and just being able to come out here everyday and spend so much time with them. I’ll never get anything more exciting.”

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