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Pond is no longer there to be shot at

Micah Pond has made a seamless transition in her new role as the captain of Brookhaven College.

The Lady Bears midfielder's leadership qualities made her a good candidate for the role and she continues to live up to expectations each time she steps on to the pitch.

“Micah has been chosen as the captain this year because of her leadership skills and also how she takes charge in the midfield,” Robert Williams, the team's coach, told The Royal Gazette.

Pond, who plays in goal for the Bermuda women's team, is a surviving member from the Lady Bears squad that won both NJCAA Division III Women's Championship and Region 5 MAC Conference for the first time last season.

“Our goal is to win it all again this year, and we've built a great team to help accomplish that,” Williams added.

Pond played an integral role in the Lady Bears historical campaign last season and was named in the All-Tournament Team at the NJCAA Division III Women's Championship.

The Lady Bears captain was on target in her college's emphatic 4-0 shutout win at Western Texas last weekend.

Jenny Martinez put the visitors ahead with a left-footed shot inside the box before Pond doubled their advantage in spectacular fashion with a left-footed shot from 25 yards out.

Defender Alex Sandlin slotted in at the near post to make it 3-0 before Salma Kline tapped in from close range to round off the scoring.

“It was a very tough game for us against a D1 scholarship school,” Williams said.

“Western were very athletic and strong so it took us a while to get a foothold in the game.

“Once we got the first goal we were able to settle down and stamp our mark on the game.

“It was great to walk away with the win and also to have Micah on the scoresheet.”

Meanwhile, also playing an integral role in the Lady Bears' historical campaign last season was Pond's Bermuda team-mate, Deshae Darrell, who is now studying in Canada.

The striker was chosen as the MVP for the NJCAA Division III Women's Championship and also finished as the tournament's leading scorer with five goals in three appearances.

Darrell netted 21 goals overall, 14 of which during the regular season that earned her the Region 5 MAC Conference's Golden Boot award.

Leadership role: Micah Pond (6) has given up her goalkeeper's jersey at school to play a key role in midfield (Photograph supplied)

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Published September 22, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 22, 2018 at 1:50 am)

Pond is no longer there to be shot at

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