You might have seen the viral video, a Fresno State soccer player performing a graceful acrobatic throw-in Friday night during a soccer match against Sacramento State.
Fresno State Soccer’s Twitter page shared the video of the moment the player stuns the crowd as she shoots the ball into the field from the sidelines. The video has been picked up by Sportscenter, NCAA Soccer and ESPN.
But who exactly is player No. 5?
Her name is Chloe Chedester, a freshman midfielder for the Bulldogs’ women’s soccer team.
Chedester graduated from Lemoore High School in the spring. She was recruited by Fresno State along with her twin sister, Sami, who is a defender also in the team.
Chedester spoke to The Collegian about the successful throw-in following the game:
“To get an assist in my first home game is really exciting,” Chedester said after battling the Hornets. “I have tried the flip throw-in the last two games and is always in the box, so for someone to finally finish it and put the ball in the back of the net it was so exciting.”
The Bulldogs had a hard fought game that went to a double overtime, but ultimately ended with a 2-2 draw, giving the ‘Dogs the first draw of the season and leaving them with a 1-1-1 record.