Athlete of the Week

LILY GRUBER

A senior-to-be at Palisades High, Lily served as the team ambassador while guiding the USA soccer squad to the gold medal at the Maccabi Pan American Games in Mexico City. The USA blanked Brazil 9-0, beat a local club team Invitado and led host Mexico 5-0 when play was halted by lightning. Behind Lily’s skill and leadership the USA won its next two games, then beat Invitado FC 7-2 for first place. Team USA allowed three goals in six tournament contests. Since returning, Lily has traveled around the city promoting youth soccer and a drug free environment. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email sports@palipost.com.