Carpenter has been instrumental in the Chargers’ first two wins of the 2021 season.
Strawberry Crest’s girl’s soccer team has jumped out to a 2-1-1 start this season and it would be hard to argue that any single player has been more instrumental in those two victories than junior forward Ezra Carpenter.
Carpenter has already amassed nine goals over the Chargers first four games, a mark that not only leads the team, but puts her at the top spot in the competitive 6A District 10. In fact, her nine goals are more than double any other player in the district as Wiregrass Ranch’s senior forward duo of Rylee Humphries and Natalia Kaminski sit tied for second, tallying four goals each over the Bulls’ 5-0 stretch to start the 2021 season.
All of Carpenter’s goals have come in Strawberry Crest’s two wins, both 8-0 victories over Plant City and King, as she netted four goals in the season-opener against the Raiders and an astounding five goals against the Lions on Nov. 16.
Her five-goal performance garnered Hillsborough County Girl’s Soccer Player of the Week honors from PrimeTimePreps.com where she amassed 58 percent of the total votes in a field of six nominees.
In 2020, Carpenter led the Chargers to a 13-3 record en route to a 6A District 11 championship behind a team-high 23 goals while also tallying five assists.
Strawberry Crest currently sits in fourth place in the district with a 2-1-1 overall record and an 0-1 record within the district after falling 4-1 to Tampa Bay Tech in their last contest on Nov. 17. The Chargers will return to action and look to get back into the win column on Thursday as they head to Citrus Park to take on a 6-1-1 Sickles squad in a non-district matchup.