By MICHAEL LETENDRE
WATERBURY – Former Plainville high school girls soccer standout Lexxi Carroll seems to excel no matter where she plays on the field.
Or for what team.
In 2012, Carroll was a phenomenal freshman for Southern New Hampshire University and aided the squad with three game-winning goals.
But the university in Manchester, N.H. didn’t really suit her and Carroll made a change that kept her closer to home.
She transferred over to Post University and now in her sophomore campaign, Carroll picked up right where she left off for the Penmen.
For the Eagles, Carroll was second on the squad in total points with 15 as she pounded in six goals on the season to go along with three assists.
Overall, Post went 7-9 but Carroll helped her squad stay in a number of games that could have ended up being blowouts by the time things were said and done.
She started all 16 games this season and was third overall on the team in minutes with 1,316.
Carroll took 18 shots on goal in 2013 and scored one game winning goal on the campaign.
On Sept. 10, Carroll was responsible for the offensive load as she tallied both a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Lincoln College for the Eagles first victory of the year.
It was that very game that Carroll notched her game-winning score.
Against CHCW, Carroll blasted in the first goal of the game but Post dropped a 5-2 decision on Sept. 15.
Again, Carroll zipped in a goal and an assist during a 3-0 shutout of Goldey-Beacom back on Sept. 21 and on Oct. 1, she scored again in a big 4-3 win over MOLW.
And then in the final match of the year, a challenge against Concordia New York, Carroll had her best showing of the season.
On Oct. 30, she scored a total of five points in the fray as two goals and one big assist led to the Eagles 6-0 shutout to end the season in style.
At SHNU in 2012, Carroll played in all 22 games and scored five goals.
She started 11 times for the Penmen and scored the game’s lone goal in back-to-back road wins at Stonehill and Assumption towards the end of Sept. last year.
Carroll also recorded the lone Penmen goal in a 1-1 tie at Saint Michael’s and flipped in goals in back-to-back wins over New Haven.