Queen crowned Player of the Year
Kick4Life student-athlete Boitumelo Rabale was crowned Junior College All-American and National Women’s Player of the Year at the All-America Awards Ceremony and Reception event that was held on Saturday in Baltimore.
Currently studying at Lewis and Clark Community College, Rabale left Lesotho two years ago to ply her trade in the US with the support of Kick4Life.
She just couldn’t hold her excitement after receiving this award and thanked Kick4Life for this glorious opportunity: “I am truly happy, I just don’t know how to express it. This is the biggest award I have ever won. Kick4Life made it so easy for me because they supported me in everything, they made it feel like I am still back at home, playing and studying with my peers,” she said.
Leading to this prestigious award, Rabale helped her school finish third in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with a 20-4 record, scoring 57 goals and assisting in 33, earning an overall 147 points – highest in the nation.
Kick4Life Academy Director Lepekola Seetane congratulated her on this achievement and said she continues to be a role model to the youngsters who look up to her:
“It’s a great accomplishment for her individually, her school and for us at Kick4life. She has represented Kick4life and Lesotho well and our hope is that she continues to embody what it means to be a student-athlete through her academic work as much as in football. She continues to be a good role model for our residential academy programme in inspiring our young students to strive for excellence in their academic work and on the pitch,” he noted.
“Queen”, as Rabale is also known, was graced by the presence of Kick4Life US board member Mike Tudor.