Girls’ soccer announces new players

The girls’ varsity soccer team will take the field with eight new faces this season after losing seven seniors to graduation last May.

According to new right-wing Brooke Rentschler, last week’s three-day tryouts were rigorous.

“We did fitness tests that included running a mile, doing four full-field sprints, two 300-yard shuttle runs. We also scrimmaged and did possession and we also played a game of torture chamber. Which is a game focused on shooting,” she said.

Rentschler also said she enjoyed the competitive atmosphere.

“You could tell everyone was trying their best and giving it their all, so it was stressful but exciting at the same time,” she said.

New attacking forward Anna Becker shared similar thoughts.

“Most of the girls were excited and nervous and the tryouts were tough and physically challenging,” she said.

The six other new players are junior Courtney Carter, sophomores Katelyn Topp and Ella McMullen along with freshmen Ollie Anderson, Palma Russo and Brooklyn Stiletto.

 “This year I think the varsity team is definitely strong and has good spirit and will win a lot of games if we work for it,” Becker said.

Rentschler also pointed to having a proper mindset.

 “I feel everyone has a great attitude and wants to do really well,” she said. “I feel there is a lot of talent on the team, and I feel we will have a really good season.”

Roar staff report