Senior Spotlight: Chloe Pennisi
Chloe Pennisi started playing soccer before she could read.
While most three-year-olds played with blocks, three-year-old Chloe was in the yard, up to her ears in her dad's shin guards, learning how to kick a ball.
By the next year, she was playing for a team: The Swan Princesses. Blond hair in pigtails, four-year-old Chloe ran around Livermore, Calif., soccer fields, loving the chaos of ‘little-kid’ soccer.
Over the years, she honed her skills, but her love of the game is exactly the same. Today, Chloe can be found running around RMC soccer fields, playing a “slightly” less chaotic game as a midfielder.
“I’ve learned everything from soccer,” she says. “It’s been fun to grow up with the sport, and I think pretty much anything you learn can be associated with the sport you play.”
While at RMC, Chloe’s education has been closely connected to athletics. She is an exercise science and sports management double major, with plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy.
No matter where she ends up, she has no plans of hanging up her soccer cleats.
“I coach for Magic City right now,” she says. “And I will keep coaching as much as I can.”
Who knows? Perhaps someday she’ll be coaching her own team of Disney princesses.