Jenn Partenheimer, a Wilson native, was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at its annual luncheon this past weekend by being named to the NSCAA/adidas Girls High School All-American team.
Partenheimer earned the accolade as a member of the Apex High School squad. She is recently concluded her freshman season at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Partenheimer and her younger sister, Stephanie, helped Apex win the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A state championship last spring. Jenn scored the winning goal in overtime of the championship game.
If the name sounds familiar, it's because she's the oldest daughter of Steve Partenheimer, who started the soccer program at Fike in the 1970s and moved to Hunt after merger. He taught a lot of young men in Wilson how to play the game of soccer and many of them have kids playing soccer today.
Looks like Coach Partenheimer did a pretty good job teaching his own kids, too!