With the weather starting to cool down that can only signify one thing, the fall sports season is closing and the winter sports season is about to go underway. One of those fall sports is looking to come out and prove themselves in this new season and that sport is girls’ soccer. Coach Andres Murillo is looking to have a great season as he heads into this season with a strong 10-0 win against Mira Monte in a preseason friendly and a positive mindset as well.
Murillo is a very experienced coach as he’s been coaching the Girls’ team for six years now and he believes this season is looking to be one of the best as he states, “There’s a lot of expectations for this season with a lot of returners in the team, so there’s a lot to expect and I feel this season will go great”.
With a lot of new additions to this year’s varsity team Murillo still feels there is a lot they must work on as he goes on to say ,“We definitely need to work on the chemistry because we have a lot of new members that need to get on the same page, but most importantly it’s the team bonding”.
The girls’ themselves also have positive thoughts on this year’s season. Returning player Mikayla Polanco says, “We’re doing really good we just need to fix up some stuff and practice getting more comfortable playing with each other”. She is also excited to work on improving more and more as the season goes by. Polanco is a four-year varsity player and she is looking to have a great season herself. Last year, she was the second leading goal scorer in the South Yosemite League and this year she is looking to do better and be the number one leading goal scorer as she stated, “Last season I was number two in our league for the most goals scored with fifteen goals and this season I’m hoping to be number one in our league and score more goals than I did last season”.
With a new team this year and a new season underway, it was a very competitive even before the season started as Bianca Jacinto another returning varsity player stated, “It was hard to pick who should be on the varsity team this year and unfortunately we lost one of our returning players”. This just shows how competitive these players are and that they will try their hardest to compete with returners and make the team.
The players believe this year’s biggest competitor is Independence because they’ve always been one of the harder teams to beat. With all the newer players mixed with the returning players this year is looking to be an eventful one for the wolf pack. The season is looking to be full of surprises and success as well and hopefully the wolf pack will find the success they are searching for in this new soccer season.