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Twins share soccer connection

By Justin Cheatham
On September 21, 2011

Freshmen soccer players Cadie and Callie Annett are called "mirror twins" because everything about one twin is mirrored onto the other. One is right handed and the other left handed, ones teeth came in on the right first the other on the left and so on, but the true oddity about these soccer playing twins from McKinney is the shared connection they feel to this day, on and off the field.

"She was in a game and it was the last five minutes and she went down," Cadie said. "I had a pain in my arm so I told my dad, he had a sharpie so I marked the spot. When she got to the ER it turned out she broke it in the same spot."

The sisters have been playing on the same teams, with the same numbers (with the exception of a couple of switcheroo's in high school) since early childhood when they first took a liking to the sport and found they had a special gift.

"We usually know where the other is and its weird," Callie said.

Their father and mother said that they even enter and exit the field together, almost like they unknowingly converge before and after entering the field for a game. But their twin superpowers are not just limited to situational awareness and knowing where the other is injured.

"We are superstitious I guess, and our freshmen year of high school we had to have our own handshake and now we can't not do it or we're afraid we will do bad," Callie said. "We do it every half too."

The twins found out through trial and error that soccer was the only sport for them to pursue.

"We tried other sports like gymnastics and cheerleading but they just didn't like it so we just went back to soccer," their father Tony Annett said. "After weeding out all the other things they didn't like that was just what was left."

Though soccer remains to be a major part of both their lives, the transition from high school to college has yet to set in for the young players.

"I still feel like I'm trying to figure out how to manage school and soccer," Cadie said. "We're getting used to the work, when I should do my homework before practice and after practice. I'm still procrastinating like high school; but we'll get there."

Though the sisters are only freshmen they are already a staple for the soccer teams defense with Callie playing defender and Cadie playing midfield.

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