Soccer

Winters Mill soccer star Anna Diffendal hopes all her goals help the Falcons reach their ultimate goal: a state crown

Winters Mill soccer star Anna Diffendal hopes all her goals help the Falcons reach their ultimate goal: a state crown

Rick Diffendal laughs when he thinks back to the days he watched a pack of tiny girls swarm around a soccer ball.

More times than not, his youngest daughter, Anna, 5 years old at the time, would emerge with the ball and off she went. It was something special to see.

“Like a beehive, they’d be in a group,” Rick Diffendal said. “Anna was blessed with some speed and ability, and with her focus, she was able to get out in the open and score some goals.”

Now an All-Metro senior forward at Winters Mill, Anna Diffendal is still scoring goals. A lot of them.

As a four-year starter, she has accumulated 68, including 17 this year, to put her third on Carroll County’s...

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