Gabby Kenyon can remember standing on the track at Notre Dame Academy that surrounds the soccer field when she was 12, ball at the ready.
The team’s volunteer ball girl—for five seasons until the eighth grade—she was in awe of the NDA players in their clean white jerseys, specifically her oldest sister Ari, now a senior midfielder at Dartmouth College.
“I was like wow, this is going to be me in a couple of years,” recalled Kenyon. “This is too good to be true.”
The 5-foot-7 striker ended up carving out a legacy of her own, scoring the penalty kick shootout goal that clinched NDA’s first Division 2 state title in a 3-2 win over Wilmington Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.