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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Gracie Cornelius was a key leader for Mustang girls soccer

Cornelius [PROVIDED]
Cornelius [PROVIDED]

Gracie Cornelius, Mustang girls soccer: The veteran starting midfielder had lofty goals for her senior year before the coronavirus pandemic ended all high school sports in the state. Cornelius tore her anterior cruciate ligament last season but was healthy by the start of spring. Cornelius helped Mustang make its first state final appearance in school history as a sophomore before losing to Broken Arrow. Although Cornelius’ junior year was cut short, she became a key mentor and helped lead Mustang to its second straight Class 6A state final appearance. The Broncos lost to Norman North in the title game. “Like many seniors, Gracie has done the work she was asked to do from her coaches,” Mustang coach Lindsay Riggs said. “She also worked her way out of a major injury to get to where she is now.” Cornelius will play college soccer at Oklahoma Christian, where Riggs is an assistant.

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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