Matt Saint-Louis & Chandler Greene
The Girls soccer team had nothing to brag about last year. They were 2-14-1. Everyone doubted them and they didn’t do a thing about it. Emma Hargrove, now a Junior on the team stated, “There was no real leadership [last year], no one really stood out as a leader, it was always just yelling at each other.” Leadership was the main problem for them last year. Nobody had anyone to look up to or to follow.
Things have changed this year.. Olivia Leone, another junior is highly respected and idolized on the team. She is the centerpiece of the Brien McMahon soccer team. Leone not only brings effort, but she brings the energy that the team needs and feeds off of it. Emma said, “ When Liv (Olivia) has high energy, it spreads, everyone starts picking up the pace.” Olivia is the heart of the team. When she’s doing well, everyone’s doing well.
The one thing that the team desperately needed last year was leadership, Olivia stepped up and took on that role. Emma stated that, “She’s [Olivia] 100% a leader, she gives her all, not just games, but at practice too.” Olivia is very vocal on the field, and given her position in the center of the defense, she has to be. Her role is a big part to the team’s success and she’s given everyone proof that they can be a tough team to match-up with.
The girls soccer team is currently 4-7 which is already far better than last years record. Olivia leone stated that, “I think the team has definitely gotten better as a whole. A lot of girls have stepped up to the plate”. Now, the team has a chance to go to states if they get 3 wins and 1 tie.