Soccer Players Start as Strangers, End as Team
By Jordyn DeJesus and Isabella Nieves
With two wins and five losses, it was a great season for the girls’ soccer team under Coach Courtney Hammell this year.
One highlight of the season was going against Deal. We played 7 v. 7 then went to 6 v. 6, on a 12 v. 12 field. We did this because Deal only had 7 players and then one got hurt, so we had to play 6 v. 6. It was the first home game and was very challenging at first. The girls worked hard, came together, and pushed through it, and with that hard work, we won our first game of the season.
The score was 2-1. Haryzmar Ramirez Montoya scored the first goal to tie the game and Isabella Nieves scored the winning goal!
When asked, “What was your favorite thing about the season?” Ms. Hammell said, “ We were able to have the soccer season this year and have everybody on the team since we weren’t able to have it last year.”
This year the soccer team had 13 girls. In 7th grade we had Aubrey Maher, Isabella Nieves, Allison Herrera Montoya, and Nancy Martinez Yanez.
In 6th grade, we had Haryzmar Ramirez Montoya, Jordyn DeJesus, Mylee Martinez, Sofia Maffet, and Andrea Garcia-Aguilar.
In 5th grade, we had Nora Weber, Arlett Ramirez Montoya, Kayley Kremen, and Teagan Caldwell. Unfortunately, no 8th graders joined this year.
This season we came in barely knowing each other. We were like strangers. But by our second or third game, we got really close and got to know everyone. We worked as a team to our full potential, and even though we lost, we still had fun.