Senior girls dominate squad


Varsity girls soccer practicing for the first game of the season against Lamar Jan. 13, 2012

Rachel Childress, staff writer

This year’s girls varsity soccer team is experiencing a change in leadership as the competitive season starts with the Lamar game Jan. 13.

“There is a lot of potential and they are really hard workers,” junior midfielder Natalie Black said. “we have a really strong team this year both on and off the field.”

Senior midfielder Abby Glova has realized how high the stakes are this season after reflecting on how much time she has left with her younger teammates.

“Having such a close knit team and being so familiar with how we all play is what I believe sets us apart from other teams,” Glova said.

The freshmen and sophomores bring a new work ethic and competitive energy to the team.

“Our underclassmen in general are such a hardworking group of girls,” Glova said. “They have proved to us and earned our full respect through their ability and heart to compete on the field.”

With the upcoming season practices becoming  harder, the team pushes to improve performance, including freshman.

“As the team grows they will grow as players and they are going to be an excellent addition to this program,” Black said.

Team bonding eases the transition and helps the change from last year’s standards to this years.

“I think as a whole we have done really well with pushing each other and ourselves in order to adjust to the extra conditioning and the new workouts,” Glova said. “We have done very well in holding each other accountable for our responsibilities and setting forth our goals and standards.”