Girls Soccer team preview

Emma DeHart, Sports Writer

The SHS girls soccer team only won one game last year and lost in the first rounds of both sectionals and county. The girl’s soccer program has not had a winning record for the last 22 years but is now trying to get better to get to where they need to be to have a successful season.

The team is looking to improve statistically and to finally have a winning record, according to varsity head coach Mr. Dan McLaughlin.

“The girls have worked hard all summer, playing in scrimmage games and in a 7v7 league to get ready for this season,” McLaughlin said. “At this time we have 41 girls trying out, which is by far the best turnout for girls soccer.”

Sophomore Erin Sullivan will be returning. Sullivan led the team in scoring and shooting last year with 3 goals on 24 shots.

Last year, graduate Kelsey Newhouse led in assists.This season, McLaughlin sees junior Nicole Smithers as a player that will make significant contributions to their offense.

“We know exactly where to play the ball and exactly where to run onto it,” Smithers said.

Also returning is senior Schuyler Wright. Wright is a two-year starter as the goalkeeper and had 209 saves last season.

“Girls soccer is looking forward to another year of growth,” McLaughlin said.