Wolverine girls’ ready for another title try
August 28, 2003
For the THS girl’s varsity soccer team and defending State Champions, things seem to be off on the right foot.
“The team seems to be further along than we were at this point last year,” said Head Coach Kyle Adams. “Their conditioning is good already and their overall knowledge of the game as a group is really good,” he added.
The team lost 10 players from last year’s State Championship team. Two players left the team to concentrate on basketball, two are injured and one left to go to another school.
This leaves the team with 12 returning players, and this includes a few players that were brought up to varsity at the end of the season. Of the 17 players, two are freshman, six are sophomores, three are juniors and six are seniors; but only five seniors are healthy to play.
“We are a younger team this year,” Adams said. “We’re looking to the teams needs are based on who’s returning.
Currently Coach Adams is trying to find out who can play where. The team is especially rebuilding on the defensive end of the field with only one player besides the goalie returning.
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“We have to play different players in different positions to find out where they belong,” Adams said.
According to Adams the older players on the team have set a goal to get back to state and defend their title.
Adams is merely concerned with, “improving their knowledge of the game and giving them the skills they need to go out on the field to get it done.”
This weekend the girls will begin their season with a tournament in Galena. Out of the 12 teams at the tournament, nine of the teams are in the 4A division.
“It helps out the girls and gives them something to look forward to,” Adams said. “Everyone straps on their A game every time they play us because they know our reputation.”