High Hopes for the Girls Soccer Team

By Summer Ward

September 24, 2020

Last season was a record-breaking year for the Norwood girls varsity soccer team. They took on the Clark Cougars for the conference title and ended up with a 5-0 shutout. This was the Lady Indians’ first conference championship ever.

Girls Head Coach Maggie Donnellan is “excited for this team because the potential to repeat last year’s success is very plausible.”

Donnellan describes the team as dedicated and determined. Captain and senior Maria Velazco adds on this by saying how the team works hard every practice and works really well together. 

Donnellan and Velazco both agreed the strongest part of the team is how close-knit they are. Velazco also refers to the team as a family. 

The girls have put in tons of work over the past off season and have improved a lot. Donnellan says the girls have grown to understand the game more and understand the necessity of fitness. With these improvements, they hope to grow more this season and, hopefully, come back with another conference title!

This year the Lady Indians’ have had to face some adversity with not even being able to have their first game until Sept. 3 because of COVID. Although they started off a bit rocky, they still managed to come out 4-1 ending the second week of their season. With big wins against North College Hill, Purcell Marian, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place and Deer Park. Looking forward, they have big games against CHCA and Seven Hills this week.