HUNTINGTON - No matter what the sport, coaches everywhere talk about finding balance.
Usually they're talking about the team.
But to find balance at a high production rate from one player is special.
Just ask Tom Hasbrouk, who has been coaching a midfielder by the name of Emily Godwin on the Class AAA Buckhannon-Upshur girls soccer team for the past four years.
Godwin had 32 goals and 30 assists as a senior this season, and the Buccaneers made a trip to the state tournament.
"She's one of those players who comes along once in a coaching career," said Hasbrouk, who has coached boys soccer for 24 years and girls for 10. "She's probably one of the most complete athletes I've ever coached."
Godwin was named captain of the Class AAA all-state first team, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
A lot of the state's top players now participate in club soccer - teams that travel from November through July and play in tournaments around the country as they hone their skills to play at the next level.
Such is not the case with Godwin. She's just a natural talent, Hasbrouck said.
"She doesn't play year-round," the coach said. "She's never been involved with club soccer, which I think is amazing."
Godwin is a star on the Buccaneers track and field team, which Hasbrouck believes has been a factor in her success on the pitch during soccer season. Godwin will be attending the University of North Carolina on a track scholarship in the fall.
Still, Hasbrouck has no explanation for the raw talent she exhibits in matches.
"Left foot, right foot, she strikes the ball equally well without even thinking about it," he said. "The biggest thing I can say about her is how humble she is with her teammates, and I think that's evident in the 30 assists."