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Scanlan’s Showcase: Diego Martinez

This week’s Scanlan’s Showcase highlights Lexington forward Diego Martinez
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 11:37 PM CDT
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Joe tries to stop penalty kicks from Diego Martinez

Diego Martinez fell in love with soccer at an early age.

“My first touch on the ball I started falling in love with more and more,” said Martinez. “That’s how I became to where I am today. A more technical soccer player.”

It was that technical play that helped lead Lexington to their best season ever. They won their District, and advanced to the State championship game, where they finished as runners up.

Despite the second place finish, Martinez enjoyed the experience.

“It was an honor playing at the state soccer final. It’s never been done in Lexington history, but it was good overall and even though we came in second place it was still good to be part of it.”

Coming in second has fueled Martinez as he returns for his senior season at Lexington, and as he pushes forward, he’s taking advice he learned from his coaches to heart.

“Never give up. Always focus on your goals. Follow your dreams, and that’s what I’m doing right now.”

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