A trio of sisters is continuing to make their mark on Texas State soccer.
Britney Curry, the first of the sisters, came to Texas State in 2007 and went on the shatter the Bobcat record books with 37 career goals. Three years later, sister Sydney Curry joined the program and played with Britney in 2010, starting in six games her freshman year. This year, the final Curry sister, Lynsey, decided to come add to the Curry chapters at Texas State.
“She’s been able to watch and learn,” Britney Curry said. “She’s gotten a bunch of practice and she’s so strong, built to last. It’s so exciting that Lindsey is there now, and I just know that she’s going to knock it out of the park. She’s wearing number four, too. I have a feeling she’s going to fill some shoes.”
Sydney is glad to have another sister join her on the field. She said she feels that playing with Lynsey, like playing with Britney, only makes the sisters stronger.
“It’s actually exciting,” Sydney Curry said. “I get to help her like Britney helped me. I get to show her the ropes, then she’ll get to do her own thing once she gets going. It’s just fun. I’m excited to play with her and see what she can do on and off the field, too.”
Lynsey could have gone to a different program, taken a different path, created a legacy under the Lynsey name, not under the Curry name. But Lynsey doesn’t feel shadowed, doesn’t feel over- whelmed. To the Currys, it’s always been about being Bobcats.
“If anything I use (my sisters) as motivation,” Lynsey Curry said. “Britney came in here and destroyed the records and really helped the team, and I came here to do that too. Playing with my sister for two more years is really exciting for me because we work so well together. I’m a Curry and I’m the last one. Hopefully, I can leave a legacy here too.”
For Coach Kat Conner, when asked if she would ever get tired of coaching the Currys, Conner’s answer was pretty point blank: I’ll never be tired of them.
“The Curry family is outstanding,” Conner said. “They are just hard-working people and come in every day and do their very best. When you get a person like that the first time and you realize the siblings are the same way, you just want to keep having them.”
The tradition could continue in other families along with the Currys. Conner said there are other younger siblings of other players on the team that she would love to recruit to Bobcat country.
“If we can start that tradition, that’s how you build it,” Conner said. “It’s kind of like how the Aggies did it. We are building that tradition of always wanting to be a Bobcat.”
For Britney, this will be an “agonizing season,” as she watches from the sidelines every single game. For Sydney, she has continued the Curry tradition and kept their last name on the roster sheet for the sixth straight season. For Lynsey, being last has never meant she couldn’t finish first.