WOOD RIVER - Kaidence Reef had a stellar girls' soccer season for the Oilers in 2023 as a sophomore. The future looks bright for the 2023 All-Conference Cahokia Conference selection.

Reef is also a Midwest Members Athlete of the Month selection for the Oilers.

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She thanked her parents for all their support and her coach Jesse Daniels for his mentorship.

"I’ve played for 10-plus years and I like the competitive nature of the sport," she said. "My involvement in sports has taught me that I need to work hard for things I'd like to achieve in life."

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She said she would like to attend college possibly at SEMO or somewhere in Hawaii.

"I would like to do something in business or be a marine biologist," she said of her future plans.

Kaidence is also a setter-right-side player on the Oilers girls' volleyball team.

Kaidence is a straight-A student and is on the high honor roll at her school.

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