Ousley sets state record, Lady Blackcats win

Prestonsburg senior midfielder Makayla Ousley in the state’s new all-time leader in assists.

PRESTONSBURG — On a night when senior midfielder Makayla Ousley became the state’s all-time …

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg senior Makayla Ousley etched her name into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association girls’ soccer record books on Tuesday, becoming the state’s all-time leader in assists. 

Ousley, who has committed to the University of the Cumberlands, scored three assists in Prestonsburg’s victory over Russell on Tuesday. She became the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s all-time leader in assists following her performance earlier in the week. Ousley exited the match with 96 assists. The Prestonsburg senior broke the record previously held by Reidland’s April Freeman (1992-96).

“It was a special night for our program and school,” said Prestonsburg Coach Paul Burchett. “I’m so excited for Makayla. Becoming the all-time career leader in KHSAA history for assists is a huge accomplishment and she certainly deserves it. That record says a lot about what kind of player she is. She’s extremely talented and unselfish. Always about the team. She’s a soccer junkie and she always has been. She’s a relentless worker that just loves to play the game. As good as she is on the soccer field, she’s just as good off of it. She’s committed to play next year at  the University of Cumberlands and they are getting a heck of a player. She’ll certainly be remembered in Eastern Kentucky soccer circles for a long time as one of the best midfielders we’ve seen in this part of the state.”

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