On Monday we will honor our senior class of 2023. This one is more than a little personal to me - it is literally family, since Lindsay is in this class. And...because she is in this class, I actually remember many of these girls from pre-school days, and I remember coaching a bunch of them in mini-Kickers for Stingers Soccer Club back in the day. And I have watched these players grow up since then, to the point where they are about to spread their wings and move along to Universities near and far. So tomorrow will be especially sweet for me.
These seniors went 1-0 their freshman year : ) Undefeated - it was the COVID Spring of 2020. In 2021, the program went 13-1, won the Jeffco 4a league, and made a trip to the state finals, where they lost their only game of the season. In their junior year, they repeated their Jeffco 4a league title, and finished 15-2-1, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Northfield. This year they currently sit 8-4 as we enter the final week of the year. So...for a career, the program is 37-7-1. Thanks for your contributions on the field, girls!
But I am doubly proud of the kind of culture and team spirit these girls have developed this year - they train hard every day, have fun together, care for each other, have outworked most every team this year, play together as a unit on the field, and have fought back from defiicits time and again. I know this will have a lasting impact on our program. Thanks.
Our senior player celebration will begin at 6:30 - please join us. Then the seniors will lead us onto the field against Arvada West, one of the top teams in the Jeffco 5A league this year. And coming off the heels of our best, most complete game this year (a thrilling 2-1 victory over Windsor) this promises to be a tough but terrific game.
Here are the Seniors, with their destination next year:
Sophia Andriola - Penn State University
Ellis Barwell - William and Mary
Mia Graziano - University of Colorado
Lindsay Jeans - Colorado School of Mines
Sam Johnson - Michigan State University
Macy Kormylo - University of Oregon
Sophie Seybold - University of Utah