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Plenitude of players bodes good things for girls soccer as season begins


August 29, 2017

VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER team members are, in front, from left, Natalie Rodgers, Rachel Busek, Milah Weld, Kendyl Stutzman and Sydney Mauer. In the second row, from left, are Moira Curtis, Madelyn Neuschwander, Cora McKee, Kikari Kawai, Elizabeth Chelstad and Jessilyn Thomas. In the third row, from left, are Hannah Ramsey, Torree Hawken, Ashley Farthing, Coach Ramiro Santana, Kate Hawken, Bethany Gingerich and Katelynn Towry.

Sweet Home’s girls soccer team lost some significant players to graduation last year, but Coach Ramiro Santana welcomes back nearly a dozen returnees from last season and have a big influx of freshmen.

With more speed than usual, the team is also experienced and versatile.

Santana said he has more flexibility than usual as he starts sorting out how to arrange his team on the field.

“We’ve got experience,” he said. “We have four players that have been there for four years.”

Those players are seniors Cora McKee, Kendyl Stutzman, Jessilynn Thomas and Milah Weld. They cover the...

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