SWW Girl’s 2012 Soccer Season: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by Admin

Girls Soccer Team 2012

By Stephanie Guzmán and Asha Pappajohn

This past Fall 2012 season marked the eleventh year of the School Without Walls’ Girl’s Soccer Team, and concluded yet another season filled with excitement, injuries, and great soccer-playing by the Lady Penguins. Their overall record for the season was 6 wins, 0 ties, and 3 losses, not including non-league games.

In an outstanding semi-final game, the team beat Bell 1-0, with senior and co-captain Carter Vaughn scoring the only goal. The Lady Penguins then advanced to the DCIAA Final Championship game against Wilson. They had played two strong games against Wilson earlier and ended up with second place for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, all the members of the team gave it their all and put up a good fight; the team did not go down easily.

This season marks the end of a SWW soccer career for eight seniors, most of whom joined the team in their freshman year, continued throughout all four years, and are on the starting lineup. These stellar, devoted girls are Carter Vaughn (team co-captain), Laura Thompson (team co-captain), Bella Shain (Goalkeeper), Grace Baker, Michelle Smitham, Olivia Johnson, Emma Johnson, and Daley Burns. There were also 6 additions to the team these year including sophomore Liza Murdoch and freshmen Asha Pappajohn, Nora Charles, Page Harrison, Marguerite Harris, and Juliana Borrazzo.
Although the members of the team certainly made it the spectacular season it turned out to be, it would be amiss not to mention the devotion of head coach Bob O’Sullivan, who formed the SWW Girl’s Soccer Team and has been coaching ever since the very first year. This season also brought two fabulous additions to the coaching staff, Ginny Boone and Kelsey Brasher. They helped run practices, come up with new, helpful drills, and consistently came to games to cheer the girls on and offer expert advice for improving their soccer skills. Ginny and Kelsey’s passion for soccer and commitment took the team to the next level, and they will hopefully return for next season.

Girls Soccer Team 2012

This year’s seniors will be missed in the 2013 season, but the Lady Penguins always look forward to having new talent on the team and another chance of achieving their ultimate goal of becoming the DCIAA League Champions. The team will certainly continue their hard work and push even further in the future as this year they came very close to beating Wilson. The possibility of winning it all in the coming years is very real, so to all those who helped make this year’s season great: we truly thank you for being so devoted and working so hard, let’s make next year’s season even better!

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