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Indeed, Chiero helped integrate the new players by organizing offseason practices and holding team-bonding exercises like trips to the movies and meals.
“Every year we try to hit on positivity because team chemistry, I feel, is the most important part,” Chiero said. “If you are able to work together then you are going to achieve more than just the talent that you have.”
Chiero’s talents aren’t limited to soccer. She is an honor roll student who aspires to become an occupational therapist and has taught soccer to special education students.
It is apparent Chiero is a special leader, mostly because she makes sure everyone feels like one of the girls.
“[Our chemistry] is pretty surprising because you get to know these younger players that you’ve never met before, let alone played with,” Chiero said. “You don’t even remember how much younger they are when you’re out on the field because it’s like they’re another one of your friends.”