Midwest City’s Laney Twiggs – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By Derrick Smith

Success is not something that is obtained easily. It takes time and work in order to be successful at whatever you do. Laney Twiggs says it takes a variety of things for her to be successful at soccer.

“It has taken dedication and extra work throughout the years to be even close to being considered successful at soccer,” she said. “I have played soccer for almost fourteen years, so that is a lot of time and sweat put into my game.”

Twiggs is a senior at Midwest City High School. She is a member of the Lady Bombers soccer team, where she plays whatever position necessary to help the team.

“I play goalkeeper but I can play just about any position on the field.”

Laney says that an athlete, or even a person, with character does not change when things get tough.

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“A character athlete means to always uphold yourself with grace and humility whether you win or lose in life and on the field.”

There have been many people impact Laney’s life throughout the years, but the most important ones are those closest to her.

“My biggest influences in my life have been my family,” she said. “My parents, David and Judi Twiggs, always tried to give me and my sister a good life. They taught us that life is not fair but you have to keep going no matter what.”

Twiggs says she decided to try soccer because of a flyer.

“When I was younger, there was a flyer passed out at school for the American Youth Soccer Association,” she said. “I decided to start playing and the rest is history.”

Outside of soccer, Laney is also involved with the Rotary Club, where she is the Vice-President. After graduation, Twiggs plans to attend Rose State College and obtain her Associates degree and then join the Air Force.