Top Performer: Keyera Harmon
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Central girls soccer team just wrapped up another successful season, in which they finished 10-4 and made it all the way to the Class ‘AA’ quarterfinals.
A big reason for their success was due to the play of senior Keyera Harmon who certainly left her mark at Rapid City Central High School.
Keyera Harmon started playing soccer when she was just four-years old.
At first, she decided that soccer wasn’t her thing.
“My mom put me in a camp and I remember not liking it because I was such a momma’s girls and I always wanted to be with my mom,” said Keyera Harmon. “Then after a couple of years, I ended up starting to like it and now here we are.”
It turns out that soccer would end up playing a big part in Keyera’s life.
Just during her time at Central, it’s allowed her to experience the team’s success, get recognized on a statewide level while building some great memories with her teammates.
“Mark (Morgan) always tells us that you’re not going to really remember the scores of every single game,” said Harmon. “You’re not going to remember how many goals your scored. You’re not going to remember that one mistake you made. You’re always going to remember the memories like the locker rooms. The warm-ups. Laughing with everyone. The wrestling. Just the laughing a lot. The laughing and talking with all your teammates and bonding with them.”
This past season, Keyera led the Cobblers in scoring with 16 goals and three assists.
Overall, the senior finished her high school career with 47 goals and seven assists.
Central soccer coach Mark Morgan says Keyera will definitely be hard to replace next year.
“You definitely miss players like her on the field,” said Mark Morgan. “But she’ll be one of those players that we’ll miss just having on the sideline. Being at practices, she’s always a lot of fun. She’s a good leader. A great sense of humor and just a great kid just like her sister was Paytn. They’ve been a great family to have in our program.”
Central entered the playoffs this past year as the No. 6 seed and lost to Sioux Falls Lincoln in the quarterfinals.
Although the season didn’t end the way Keyera had hoped, she leaves behind a laundry list of accomplishments during her years with the Cobblers.
But Keyera’s days on the soccer field are hopefully far from over.
“I definitely want to play in college,” said Harmon. “I’m not sure where I want to play in college yet. But I definitely want to pursue soccer.”
“She’s developed into an extremely strong player and any college program is going to be lucky to have her,” said Morgan.
Congratulations to Keyera Harmon on being named a NewsCenter1 Top Performer.