Talented returnees lead 'inexperienced' girls soccer team


August 31, 2022

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Girls soccer team members include, in front, from left, Amelia Sullens, Zianna Duncan, Anabelle Morris and Samantha Pineda-Villa. In the second row, from left, are Audrie Frangente, Tierney Clarno, Rylee Markell, Kristen Sautel, Zoe Garret, Brooklyn Erickson and Arielle Erickson. In the rear, from left, are Faith Johnson, Peyton Markell, Assistant Coach Jill Wilson, Coach Ramiro Santana, Jess Martineau and Beatrice Reeve.

Sweet Home girls' soccer will have a fresh look this season, after losing a number of players to graduation.

"We've got a new team," head coach Ramiro Santana said. "Totally different than what we had last year."

Despite the high turnover, the squad still includes last season's Best Midfielder award-winner, junior Rylee Markell, as well as an Oregon West Conference honorable mention defender, junior Zianna Duncan.

Sophomore Amelia Sullens, the team's Rookie of the Year, returns as a forward. The 17-girl roster boasts only one senior, midfielder Audrie Frangente.

"We have such a young te...

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