Rosie, Rosie, Rosie

Don’t know if you saw the column (link is below) that Press Democrat columnist Bob Padecky did a while ago on “Taylor” Manton or not. But you should read it.

After you check it out you might wonder – why is there a link to a story about a volleyball player on the soccer blog?

Well, once upon a time, Taylor was aka Rosie and Rosie was a soccer player.

Rosie was one of the best, if not THE best female goalie I have ever seen in Sonoma County.

She played for arguably THE best girls club team ever – the Santa Rosa United Storm. And if she had kept on playing socceer and goalie …. Div. I beckoned.

Rosie will be acknowledged Wednesday night during the PD’s annual All-Empire 2010 Athletes of the Year banquet at the Wells Fargo Center.

Rosie is one of six topics of Padecky columns who will be featured in a video presentation during the ceremony and that video will be posted on the PD website on Thursday.

After reading Padecky’s column you will come to realize one thing – as good as Rosie was as a goalie, she is that much better as a person.