By Jake Webster
The last 12 months have been full of excitement for the SCH soccer teams. Last fall the girls’ team made it all the way to the State Championship before falling just short of the title. This season the girls’ team is off to a roaring 8-2-1 start overall and is 3-2-1 in Inter-Ac play. The team is shooting to make it back to the State Finals again this year. The girls’ team is strong in all facets, according to star attacker Emily McNesby: “Our team is very strong and talented this year, in my opinion even more so than last year.” This is good news for the girls’ team which looks poised to make another deep run into the State playoffs.
The boys’ soccer team is coming off a roller-coaster ride of a season in 2016. They had many good wins but were hindered by injuries and a few key losses to League opponents. This fall, the team went into the season hoping to improve upon last year, and so far they have done just that. The team is 12-1-1, and has posted 9 shutouts this season. Standout junior defenseman Jack Myers said the key to the shutouts is a combination of elite goalie Owen Elliot and the excellent communication skills utilized by the entire team. The boys’ squad is led by senior captains Tague Harmaty, Mike Buck, Matt Greenberg and Luke Vogelman, all of whom are major contributors to the team. Junior starter Luke Greenberg said, “the leadership displayed by the captains is one of the reasons this team has been successful.” In sports, strong leadership is vital and seems to be one of many reasons both our boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have had so much success in recent years. As long as the strong play and leadership continue, the future of SCH soccer looks bright.