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Maple Mountain Soccer Team Honors Salem Hills Goalie who is in treatment for Leukemia

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On Thursday August 17 the Maple Mountain Lady Golden Eagles Soccer team met rival Salem Hills on the pitch. Before the game they paused to honor Salem Hills Goalie Nikki Finau who has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

The Lady Golden Eagles presented Pink Roses to the members of the Salem Hills Soccer team and wore pink headbands in honor of Nikki.


Salem Hills Soccer Coach Lee Gillie commented, “Nikki has dealt with health challenges the few years that I have known her. You would not know it from appearance or her attitude. Nikki is always positive and hard working. As a goalkeeper she has great hands. Her best asset is her calmness, never being rattled she can always move on to the next play and help her team.”

She was diagnosed with Luekemia the week before tryouts. She is at Primary Children’s Hospital undergoing treatment. Nikki will be in treatment for months to come.  Coach Gillie says “Nikki is tough – she is working hard to beat this cancer so that she can return to her teammates and protect the net.”
Maple Mountain Girls Soccer team and all of Maple Mountain Athletics hopes for a full recovery. Nikki is in our thoughts and prayers.