Soccer team look forward to future

By Michael Adelman and Jack Werren — The girls’ varsity soccer team has high expectations for the future with many underclassman playing a lot of varsity minutes this year.

“We should be very good the next couple years,” head coach Brent Walker said. “I think we should compete against every team and hopefully win the Federal League at least once in the next two years.”

The girls’ soccer team has struggled this year with a record of 4-8-3. The team earned the eighth seed in the playoffs. They are playing Mckinley in the first round and hope to move on and play Louisville the next game. This year was not as good as the team had hoped for but they still are having a positive outlook on the season

Having varsity experience is huge in high school soccer, so with 14 returning varsity players, they will have a significant advantage next year.

“This has been a rebuilding year,” senior midfielder Abby Palombo said. ”If the underclassman put in hard work over the next years they will be very successful.”

The girls’ soccer team has eight starters this year that are freshmen or sophomores and approximately 14 that are on the roster depending on injuries. With this many underclassman on the roster it will give them good experience for the upcoming seasons. Many underclassmen have high hopes for the next couple seasons and are looking forward to it.

“I am thrilled to see what we have the chance to accomplish in the next couple years and how far this team can go,” sophomore defender Grace Werren said. ”Being able to have so many underclassman getting valuable varsity minutes will really help us in the future”.

While the girls may not be a contender this year,the team should be a team to watch next year and will keep getting better under the direction of Walker.

[Updated Aug. 7, 2017: This article has been reformatted for consistency.]