CONCORD, CA (Jan. 19, 2023) — Coach Jose Soltero needed a starting goalkeeper to anchor his Concord High girls soccer defense this season and he turned to Kremin to take over that key position. A three-year scholar athlete for the varsity squad, her coach says, “Joey has the heart of a defender and is a hard worker both on and off the field.”
After energizing the squad as a defensive midfielder the past two seasons she assumed the role of starting goalkeeper this winter. She is “a stellar asset for the team,” Soltero adds. Away from school Kremin plays for Concord AYSO Alliance.
Kremin also played varsity water polo and lacrosse at Concord High for three years.
She shows her same drive in the classroom maintaining a high GPA while taking honors and AP classes in order to earn college admission for the fall to major in creative writing.
The Pioneer congratulates Joey and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.