Frosh Talent Bolsters Girls’ Soccer

Emma Torres, Staff Writer

Although the junior varsity team has yet to find a regular goal keeper, girls’ soccer is quickly developing effective chemistry.

“I feel like everyone’s clicked right away,” said freshman Jenner McDonald.

“It’s pretty early in the season, but we’re just going to try and work together as a team,” said junior captain Mina Boozarpour. “We really just want to improve the team culture.”

Boozarpour, along with sophomore Ava Nieto and junior Rachel Szymanski, will lead the junior varsity squad as co-captains.

“I’m excited. We have lots of new talent with all of the incoming freshmen,” said Boozarpour.

Yet the squad is starting the season without having found a willing and reliable player to defend the net. “That’s probably the most challenging thing about being on the team right now,” said McDonald. “We don’t feel complete without a goalie. [Our coach] has been putting different people in goalie for each of the pre-season games to see who works best.”

On the varsity side of the program, 3 new freshman players are making an immediate impact. “Our freshmen are talented and showing the maturity necessary to gel and contribute to our program,” said Coach Ernesto Silva.

Freshman defender Jojo Flower said finding her place on the team was not quite as easy as her coach suggested however. “It was hard getting integrated into the team, but everyone’s really nice and supportive of [the freshmen],” she said. “I’m thankful for their encouragement.”

“The team is young and we have several new players, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work and some experience under our belt for us to reach our goals,” Silva said. The varsity team’s 1st league match will be on January 10 against Miramonte .