Lady Knights dominate the field


The Herald Dispatch

Senior Cintry Johnson is a crucial member of the team.

Aubree Howard-Brown, Staff Reporter

This 2016 high school soccer season, the Lady Knights have dominated on and off the field, tackling all obstacles head on. With an 18-2-2 record so far, they are ranked second in the state behind the Winfield Generals who they beat earlier this season.

“The girls have worked extremely hard this season and it has paid off,” said Head Coach Andy Wilson. “The girls have bonded a lot this year which helps out.”

The team bonding the Knights have achieved has brought them closer as family, not only as a team. Participating in team bonding activities such as team diners, sleepovers and long hours at on the field has made the team stronger together.

With the addition of new assistant coach Jon True the girls have been able to practice new drills and formations. Jon is recognized in the West Virginia High School Soccer Hall of Fame. He also started for the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s soccer team during his collegiate years.

“This team has been a true joy to coach over the past few months,” sayid True. “I know this team will go far in all they do.”

The girls have now made Cabell Midland history by beating the four time AAA state champions the Winfield Generals, won the MSAC women’s title and won sectionals two years in a row.