Filed under Showcase, Sports

Soccer team shooting for a win

The+members+of+the+varsity+girls+soccer+team+pose+for+their+team+picture+as+the+season+gets+underway.+%E2%80%9CWe+lost+some+talented+players+last+year%2C+but+others+on+the+team+have+really+stepped+up%2C%E2%80%9D+said+Senior+Shea+Curran.+%E2%80%9CHopefully+we+won%E2%80%99t+have+any+more+injuries+this+year.%E2%80%9D
Back to Article
Back to Article

Soccer team shooting for a win

The members of the varsity girls soccer team pose for their team picture as the season gets underway. “We lost some talented players last year, but others on the team have really stepped up,” said Senior Shea Curran. “Hopefully we won’t have any more injuries this year.”

The members of the varsity girls soccer team pose for their team picture as the season gets underway. “We lost some talented players last year, but others on the team have really stepped up,” said Senior Shea Curran. “Hopefully we won’t have any more injuries this year.”

The members of the varsity girls soccer team pose for their team picture as the season gets underway. “We lost some talented players last year, but others on the team have really stepped up,” said Senior Shea Curran. “Hopefully we won’t have any more injuries this year.”

The members of the varsity girls soccer team pose for their team picture as the season gets underway. “We lost some talented players last year, but others on the team have really stepped up,” said Senior Shea Curran. “Hopefully we won’t have any more injuries this year.”

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Last year’s Galena Soccer team finished their year with a winning season. This was the first time in program history that the team has accomplished this goal. They were able to compete in a great season with the help of their then head coach, Randi Burken and assistant Paul Kluzek.

Although Burken loved coaching the girls, she has resigned from her position this year because of her busy schedule. Former Coach Burken said, “I would love to see even more success and growth than last year!” “I am looking forward to come and watch a game and see how much the team has improved and who is new to the team,” she said.
This season’s new head coach is Jorden Rijpma. Coach Rijpma said,“I hope the girls can follow up on last year’s winning season. They have worked hard this preseason and are showing improvement. I hope this translates to some great soccer on the field.”

Practice started for the team at the end of February, when the soccer field was covered in snow. The team was forced inside for the beginning of the season. The team worked hard to brush up on basic skills and start working together as a team. Varsity goalie and team captain, Elena Garcia ‘19 said, “Last season we had the first ever winning record. This season I hope that we do better and improve, not just individually but also as a team.”

Part of team building is welcoming new head coach Rijpma. “I am thankful that Galena had a soccer team and I hope this sport will grow even more in the coming years,” he said. “One of my favorite things about coaching is seeing a player have success on the field after a lot of hard work.” Coach Rijpma also said that he hopes the girls have a lot of fun this season.

So go support the girls at their next home game and see if it paid off on, April 4th at 5:p.m. against Platteville! Go Pirates!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Sports

    Pirates fall to the Cougars

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Sports

    Lady Pirates play unexpected double header

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Sports

    Kicking their way to victory

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Features

    First annual fish fry and live auction a success

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Features

    Junior Mackenzie Furlong qualifies for SAE state competition

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Features

    Ag in the classroom fun for all GPS students

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Features

    Parly Pro team demonstrates solid public speaking skills

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Features

    Spotlight on GHS FFA

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Sports

    Sprinting Into a New Season

  • Soccer team shooting for a win

    Sports

    Spring Softball is in the air

Navigate Right
Soccer team shooting for a win