Amber Goppert has been inducted into the Franklin Academy and Saint Joseph's Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class. The formal announcement of the inductees for both the 2020 and 2021 classes is tentatively scheduled during a Franklin Academy varsity football game on Oct. 2, 2021. Photo courtesy of Amber Goppert

Amber Goppert was an outstanding three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and softball at Franklin Academy from 1996-2000.

In soccer, she put FA and the Northern Athletic Conference in the state spotlight, scoring 45 single-season goals. She had an unbelievable knack of putting her backside to the opponent’s goal, then once the defender came at her from behind, she would spin to either the left or right and blast a shot all in one motion.

This skill led to a record-setting 129 goals as a Huskies’ soccer player. She was First-Team All-NAC all four years in soccer and captured the MVP award in her senior year.

On the hardwood as an FA hoopster, Goppert made sure that the entire state knew who no. 24 was prior to Kobe Bryant. Under coach Mike Wescott’s leadership, Goppert and the Huskies compiled a four-year record of 98 wins and eight losses.

Goppert and her Huskies teammates garnered four Section 10 Championships and a trip to the New York State Final Four Championship that finished the Huskies’ season at 27 wins and one loss on a controversial finish at the state title game. Goppert scored 1816 points in her varsity basketball career. Beyond high school, Goppert was a star basketball player at the University of Richmond.

On the softball diamond, Goppert could play any position although she was a slick-fielding shortstop primarily. To highlight Goppert’s softball career, the Huskies won the 1996 Class B State Championship.

Goppert was honored again as a First-Team All-NAC. She was selected as the MVP of her softball team in multiple years.

Goppert’s no. 24 was retired along with a handful of Huskies’ standout athletes. She capped off her athletic career with 12 NAC First-Team selections, four MVP awards and nine NCA Academic Honors.

In her professional life, Goppert has been successful as a fitness expert and owns a physical fitness center in Atlanta, Ga. where she works as a fitness trainer. Goppert has appeared on ESPN’s obstacle course competitions.

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