Girls’ Soccer Exceeds Expectations


The Herald Dispatch

The Girl Soccer Knights have exceeded expectations already this year.

Elisabet Gudjonsdottir, Staff Reporter

This year the Cabell Midland girls Soccer team has started off with a bang. The Lady Knights have exceeded all expectations, won all of their pre-season scrimmages and are now predicted to be state champions.

The Lady Knights have been hard at work for the upcoming season, putting in extra work over the course of the preseason.

“We practice every day after school for about two and a half hours, and one of my goals is to actually play varsity,” said junior Kaylee Johnson. “We actually had a three day team camp this summer at 4-H camp. We practiced three times a day. It was difficult but it made us better players and team mates.”

This preseason has been quite different from the last with upcoming freshmen talent and harder practices. The Lady Knights’ coach, Andy Wilson, has high expectations for the team this season.

“We have a lot of talent coming up from the middle schools that will definitely help our goal of going to states,” said Wilson, “I have made sure that we use our talent wisely and make practices be as productive as possible.”

Team bonding has been a crucial part of the team’s success. The Lady Knights have come together not only in pre-season soccer camp but also outside of practices.

“A big part of our success is that the team meshes very well together. We hang out all the time,” said Johnson “We make sure everyone is included and we even make sure that no cliques are formed.”

The Lady Knights are expecting nothing less than greatness this season because of the mental and physical hardship they have experienced together as a team.