Reed City soccer freshman a true 'heads up' player

Coyote forward making unique contributions

Taylor Frederick



Pioneer photo/John Raffel

‘She's not afraid to use her head to get the ball in the net.’ --Andrea Pollaski

REED CITY – No one can accuse Reed City freshman Tyler Frederick of not using her head when it comes to playing soccer.

Frederick got off to a quick start in the first three weeks of the season with three goals and an assist.

“She has good foot work, and a powerful quick shot,” Reed City coach Andrea Pollaski said. “She's not afraid to use her head to get the ball in the net.”

Coming into this season, Frederick has played soccer since she was 4 years old.

“I enjoy (high school soccer) a lot more than I did AYSO,” Frederick said.

She has played forward for the Coyotes.

“I think I’m very aggressive,” she said. “I like to think I have good footwork and make good passes.”

Before the season ends, Frederick was hopeful of getting more goals and assists. Reed City’s regular season ended in a 4-0 loss at home against Big Rapids. The Central State Activities Association tournament is next week.

It was a cold April and Fredrick, plus her teammates, were looking forward to a warmer May to improve their quality of play.

“I’d prefer no snow,” Frederick smiled.

The team had gotten off to a 3-0 start prior to get into its CSAA schedule.

“We’ve been doing well,” Frederick said. “We’ve improved a lot every game. We do very well in communications. I would like to score more goals.”

Frederick also plays volleyball. She was on the freshman team as a hitter last season.

“I think both sports are equally fun but I enjoy soccer more,” she said.