An old phrase says, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” On the Weber State University soccer team, midfielder Chansi Crompton is the embodiment of that phrase.
As a redshirt junior, Crompton has already broken the team’s career assists record and continues to pass the ball off to her teammates, allowing them to score.
“She’s had the benefit of having good players that can put the ball away, and those players have been benefited by her giving them opportunities as well,” said WSU head coach Tim Crompton. “I think the fact that she is the all time leader in assists here at our program and still being a junior says a lot about her ability and the players that she plays with.”
With 23 career assists, Crompton is just two assists away from the Big Sky Conference career record. Setting the conference career record would be the second conference record Crompton has set, as she tied the single-game assists record earlier this season with a four-assist performance against Portland State.
Crompton also has the chance this year to set the Wildcats’ single-season assists record as she currently sits one assist away from tying the record. As a freshman in 2012, Crompton set the freshman single-season record with six assists.
Despite her name entering multiple record books, Crompton remains focused on the team and its success.
“It’s a really cool feeling. I try not to focus much on it though,” she said. “I think as a group we just want to win. I couldn’t break records like that if I didn’t have my teammates scoring.”
Senior Joanna Matyjasik has been teammates with Crompton for years and came to Weber State as a freshman the same year as Crompton. Matyjasik said Crompton is a hard worker and pushes her teammates to do the best they can.
“She’s super dedicated and a really hard worker,” Matyjasik said. “She always comes out and works early. She pushes her teammates to come out early.”
Along with her work ethic, Matyjasik praised Crompton’s skills in the field.
“She’s one of the best if not the best skilled player on the field,” Matyjasik said. “She also is one of the hardest workers. She puts in the work off the field even though she’s one of the best skilled players.”
Crompton says that it is her familiarity with her teammates that leads to her success on the field.
“I think that we have a specific style that we like to play and I’ve played with these girls for a long time,” Crompton said. “We have a really good chemistry, so I don’t really have to think that much it just kinda flows.”
With only three games left this season, the Wildcats are currently in fourth place in the Big Sky Conference with a 4-3 record. Crompton says that she feels the team has a chance to make a deep post-season push this year.
“I really like our chances of going deep into the NCAA tournament,” she said. “That was our goal as a freshman when I got here and this is my last year with these girls that I’ve played with since I was probably 10 and I think this is the year.”