Athlete of the Week: Sami Feller & Lexi Newton

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Lexi Newton and Sami Feller have been playing side by side together on the soccer pitch since they can remember. The dynamic duo are now seniors at Palisade High school and leading the Bulldogs in scoring.

"Me and Lexi have played together since we were like teenie and it's so cool that both of us are going to play college soccer, " said senior Sami Feller.

The Bulldogs have scored 19 goals so far this season , with 14 of those coming courtesy of the combination of Newton and Feller. With 11 seniors on the Palisade girl's soccer it has turned into a coaches dream for Landon McKee.

"Sami and Lexi are so vocal. They are willing to do whatever it takes to win. This senior crew that we have all fit that same mold,"said head coach Landon McKee.

The two have played in nearly every game since they were freshman, and the legacy they will leave behind is much more than just their play on the soccer field.

"They have that leadership aspect that they can pass on. The ability to pass that torch to the next group of girls to lead this team in the future," said McKee.

Midway through the season Palisade sits at 3-3-1 with a huge league match up coming up with the Steamboat Springs Sailors on Tuesday.

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