Patience and Persistence brings success to Janay StoneSports



By Haley Nichols

Women’s soccer player Janay Stone is in her senior year and playing a vital role in the team’s success this season, but it wasn’t always easy for her. After two successful years at her junior college, women’s soccer goalie, Janay Stone, transferred to Missouri Valley College to finish her career.  

After being named MVP at her junior college she had to settle for a backup role when she came to MVC.

“Coming to Valley, I was excited to continue playing the sport I love, but finding out that the team already had a great goalie, I knew that it wouldn’t come easy,” Stone said.

Stone transferred from Johnson county community college near Kansas City where she broke the school record for most saves in a season. When she came to MVC she had to wait until her senior year to finally make an appearance on the field.

“It was hard to wait a year to play again, there were times where I wanted to give up,” Stone said. “I was anxious to play, but now I realize that it was worth the wait to finally play my senior year and and make it a great one.”

Just halfway through Missouri Valley women’s soccer team’s’ season, Stone has already saved a Penalty Kick and has three shutouts and only two losses recorded. Stone was also named one of the captains of the team.

“I have more confidence than ever that Janay will lead our team in a positive direction this season,” Coach Drew Hawkins said. “She is a great goalkeeper and I am excited to see where she leads us this season.

Stone will now look to keep the team’s good start going, and achieve the team’s goals in her final year.


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