Girls soccer prepares for Regionals

While students and staff are preparing for the end of the school year, the girls varsity soccer team is in the midst of their season, working daily to prepare for games.
“We normally practice every weekday that we don’t have a game as well as on Saturdays,” said sophomore Emma Hochstein.
This season, the girls aim to be Conference and Regional champs; with a 9-5-1 record and three shutouts so far, they are hopeful they can achieve these goals. Head coach Adam DeCaluwe and assistant coach Alex McKenzie train the girls and push them to reach their full potential.
“[Usually,] practice consists of individual and group technical and tactical drills, small-sided scrimmaging, and other drills that prepare us for the speed and intensity of the varsity level,” McKenzie said.
With all this practice, the team is increasingly developing in skill and consistency. The girls push themselves and each other to constantly better themselves.
“[My] goal for the girls is to always be better today than we were yesterday. Essentially, we should always be improving, leading to us playing our best soccer at the end of the season,” DeCaluwe said.
After spending countless hours together practicing and playing, the girls have become a close knit team, and their relationships reflect that.
“Being part of a team is nice because you always have someone that has your back and is willing to lift you up when you’re down,” said senior Maddie Wilkinson.