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Brianna Nielsen (17) played an excellent game for the Highlanders in their district title match win over top-seed Stone Bridge. Nielsen, despite hampering health issues, has put together an outstanding season for the defending state champions. For more, please go to Connectionnewspapers.com, and go to McLean sports.

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Brianna Nielsen – On Her Feet Again

McLean High senior soccer standout, with renewed health, has been a rock for the Highlanders.

One would never realize to watch Brianna Nielsen play soccer that earlier this year she could barely even walk. The McLean High girls’ soccer standout, on the field of play, looks as if she was born to excel in the sport, with her ability to maintain and control the ball in the midfield, her natural instincts and feel for the game which seem to always have her at the most opportune place to make a play, and her all out hustle and easily recognizable passion for the game.

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