Girls Varsity Soccer · Lexi Darnell becoming more than just a dangerous goal-scoring force


It didn’t take long for teams to get to know Lexi Darnell.

Photo by CJ Peters, Post-Tribune

The Boone Grove forward burst onto the scene last season with 35 goals and 19 assists as a freshman. She gives first-year coach Katie Mckinney a dynamic scorer.

Mckinney has come away most impressed with how Darnell — who shows a maturity beyond her age — has carried herself. Mckinney named her team captain.

“I couldn’t believe she was only a sophomore,” Mckinney said. “With our team being as diverse as it is talent-wise, it’s easy for players like her to get frustrated with the girls who aren’t at their level, but she’s never been that way. She’s an outstanding team player and individual player.”