Meet the Captains: Girls Soccer

Meet the Captains: Girls Soccer

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Kathryn Maclean, Assistant Sports Editor

 

Jordan Larkin

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When did you first start playing the sport?  Kindergarten.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?  Maybe play club or intramural but not for the school’s team.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?  Coach Erin in my freshman year and sophomore years was a prominent coach because she helped me grow a lot and provided me an opportunity to play with upperclassmen on varsity which helped with my experience level.

What other activities/sports are you involved in?  I also play softball.

How do you feel going into this season?  I’m really confident going into the season that we will do a lot better this year compared to the last few years. A lot of the team already knows each other so it’s been easy to blend and work together on and off the field

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?  Obviously a goal is to make tournament but due to COVID reasons everyone will be in tournament so now our goal is to have the first place seed. I think it’s definitely achievable with the talent and hard work we have as long as we keep up our drive and practice well, we can easily accomplish this goal.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?  Weymouth, we’ve played them more and more competitively over the years and it’s always been a tough physical and mental match.

 

Catie Powderly

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When did you first start playing the sport?  I first began this sport when I was 5.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?  No.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?  Mr. Maclean taught me how to play the sport when I was younger and he was there every step of the way supporting me all the way up to high school.

What other activities/sports are you involved in?  Softball, STEM, math team.

How do you feel going into this season?  I am feeling very confident about this season. I feel like we put in a lot of work this off season and the new coach we have will really bring us to the next level.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?  Just winning games and having a winning record was a goal we set last season for ourselves, and with the schedule that received this I believe that is very much attainable. We are definitely a fast and defensive minded team, but we will need to transition better to offense and score some goals if we want to win.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?  Natick has always been a big rival for us, but with the new rules this year we don’t play them, so Weymouth would probably be our biggest rival that we play. They are always close and competitive games and they will be our best competition we play this year. 

 

Sophie St. George 

Photo/ Sophie St. George

When did you first start playing the sport?  I started playing when I was about 4 years old.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?  Yes. 

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?  My club coach from freshman year was probably one of my favorites as he allowed me to find my style of play and to start to enjoy the game again due to some difficult club coaches I have had in the past.  

What other activities/sports are you involved in?  I’m also a part of Walpole Student Council and this year I’m on E-board as the assistant publicity coordinator. In the winter I run indoor track. 

How do you feel going into this season?  I’m super confident going into the season especially with how summer training went. Everyone has improved a lot from last year and gained a lot of confidence. To see everyone excited to do well, especially after a tough season from last fall, was very encouraging. 

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?  One of my goals I set from the end of last year was to make it to tournament, but COVID obviously got in the way of that. So after reevaluating that goal I think my goal and the team’s goal was to win a lot of games, be the number one seed in our league, and to have an overall good season. 

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?  I think our biggest rival for soccer is Weymouth. Every year we’re pretty even with them (even though they’ve beaten us the past two years) and they tend to be a very physical team which is something we are able to match up to.