Marian is known for having an amazing athletic program that strives for State Championships, and that is no di erent for this year’s Marian Varsity soccer team. With former assistant coach Mrs. Teresa DeGeorge as the head coach this year, she is trying to keep the players focused on each individual game instead of only thinking about state.
“Teresa always says to take one game at a time, and we will get better with more practices. We have to just take everything as it comes,” senior Lily Boyle said.
Boyle knows what it feels like to win a State Championship and wants to push the underclassmen to better themselves as players.
“I don’t want them to take it too serious. We have to stay positive to push through the hard games and always have fun while doing it,” Boyle said.
The soccer team’s goal was to not let any goals in and to score 100 goals over the course of the season. Even though they have let some go in, they have kept it at a minimum. Also, as of districts, they have scored 68 goals this season. They push each other during practice every day but try to take it one game at a time.
Players connect effortlessly on and off of the field even though they are from all four grades. “My favorite part of being on the team is being a part of the team. Yes,
I love winning, but being a part of a team that is this close is so much fun. I also have loved improving as a player and helping the underclassmen grow,” Boyle said.
The team agreed that this is one of the closest teams they have been a part of. Boyle spoke on behalf of the seniors when she said how much they will miss Marian soccer.
“I have loved playing these past four years for Marian. We are all sad to go but thankful for the memories we have created through soccer,” Boyle said
The team won districts on May 4, defeating Bellevue West 3-0. The first State game was on Wednesday, May 11. The team is crossing their fingers for another winning outcome to send the seniors o on a good note and put another State Championship on the East Gym’s wall.