Senior Corinne Lyght named two time All-American


Natalia Nervi

by Natalia Nervi


Senior Corinne Lyght has been named an All-American for the Fall 2020 soccer season. Lyght has had an impressive record over the last four years playing varsity soccer at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, scoring a total of 12 goals during this shortened season, three of which were during the Sectional Finals. Lyght was named an All-American for the first time during the 2018 season as a sophomore, and was also named Union County Girls Soccer Player of the Year earlier this month. I talked to Lyght about this achievement and looking back at her four years as Raider. 


How does it feel to be named an All-American for the second time? 

It is an amazing feeling to be named an All-American for the second time. I am really grateful for this award and really proud of everything the team and I did this season to be able to receive this award. 


What does being an All-American mean to you? 

I think this award especially this year means that if you can choose to focus on things that you can control and if you do and put your time into those things your goals will be achieved. There was not a lot I could control this year, but working hard so that the team could have a season and we could win was something I could control. Being an All-American wasn’t my goal this season, but winning was. I think because I wanted to give it my all every single game and so did the rest of the team we were all able to play really well and build each other up to play our best.


Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of? 

I am most proud that we won the sectional championship in a year where everything was up in the air. Counties got cancelled which was really hard, but we all came together to win the section even when we were underestimated multiple times this year. 


What are you going to miss the most about high school soccer?

I am going to miss the people because each group that I have played with were amazing people. High school soccer could be very stressful at times, but there is no better feeling than bus rides home or a big upset wins or winning a championship. 


What are you looking forward to next year at Lehigh?

I am looking forward to being a part of a new team and continuing to get better as a player. I want to keep challenging myself, continue winning and gaining new experiences. 


What advice do you have for younger players? 

I would tell the younger players to keep working hard and to always believe in themselves and each other. The teams at SPF that won championships whether it was division, county or section had to deal with some type of setback to get to where they are going, so just remain positive and build each other up. Also, don’t take anything for granted and enjoy every minute of it. 


Any last thoughts?

I’m really grateful for everything I’ve learned and have been able to experience at spf. I don’t take any of it for granted and I am going to miss it, but also excited for the future. Also, I am really grateful to Mr. Ewing and Tieds for being so supportive and also pushing me to be the best version of myself. 


Lyght will continue her soccer career at Lehigh University next fall.