Spartans kicker proving she's one of the best in the league

From the volleyball court and soccer field to the gridiron, New Hartford's starting kicker, Chloe Elsenbeck wanted to make her senior year special. It's been a seamless transition as the team and the community have welcomed her with open arms.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 11:26 PM

Chloe Elsenbeck has played volleyball and soccer for years. As a senior she's stepping out of her comfort zone.

"My coach told me to come down to the football field kick field goals because the boys couldn't do it, so my soccer coach sent me down there and I just kind of did it," said Elsenbeck.

"She's been nothing but great," said Spartans head coach Jim Kramer. "The kids really respect her, she works really hard at her craft, she's proven that she belongs out there."

She says it's been a new and interesting experience.

"I'm with a bunch of boys and they smell bad sometimes, but it's different because they're not as dramatic I guess. They've definitely accepted me onto the team."

The lesson here is if you want something bad enough, go out, prove it and earn it like Chloe.

"No way, shape or form from day one was she our kicker," added Kramer. "But she kept her mouth shut, she came to practice everyday, got better at it and she's proven that not only she is our kicker but she's one of the better kickers in the area."

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