Varsity Soccer Update


Elyse Preston '25

Varsity soccer at a home game on Miracle Field.

With another school year comes another soccer season. Varsity soccer’s first practice was before the first day of school, and it was led by our captains Catherine Olohan ‘22 and Wendy Jacobi ‘23. A scrimmage against Ursuline on the first day of school kicked off the season.  While it was a hard-fought match, the Mavericks lost 4-1. When asked about that first scrimmage, returning Coach Emily Kuefler said: “ It was beneficial because we were able to learn from our mistakes and improve as a team.”  And improve we have,  with a current win/loss ratio of four wins and two losses. The team practices hard four times a week, working on foot skills, defense, passing, throw-ins, and everything else needed to be successful on the field.  This, of course, includes everyone’s favorite kind of practice: conditioning.

Joining Emily as the assistant coach this season is Coach Jess. Jess has brought a great deal of soccer knowledge and experience to the team, as well as baking treats for us every now and then.  Jess was the goalie for Saint Rose College and is originally from Los Angeles.  The varsity soccer team is very grateful for all the hard work the coaches have put into coaching the team so far.  When asked about her thoughts on how the team has improved, Grace Sanyu ‘25 said: “ I think that the team has grown closer together, which has made us play better on the field. Our passing and overall communication with each other has improved a lot since our first game, and I’m really proud of all the girls.” Rosie Beard ‘25 agreed, adding: “After our first game, I think we all realized that we had work to do, but everyone put in the work (and is still putting in the work) which has really benefited the team.”  Be sure to come over to Miracle Field to cheer on the soccer team! 


Helen Olohan ‘24 and Juliana Lennon ‘25, Contributing Writers