The MVNU women’s soccer team kicked off their season with a great start! The Lady Cougars are now 8 games into the season with a record of 5-2-1.
The Crossroads League is one of the top conferences in the country, especially for women’s soccer. “It is an extremely competitive conference which makes it fun to be a part of. Last year we finished 4th in the conference and I think that we can compete again this year for another top four finish,” said Varsity Head Coach Sarah Maracani.
From the very start of the season, the team has set a variety of goals on and off the field. Coach Maracani stated, “We want to host the first conference tournament game, get a bid to nationals, having a variety of girls score for us, having a 3.6 team GPA or higher, support other fall teams, and many more – but those are a few!”
Senior goalkeeper, Anna Chrysler, has set her personal goals for the season as well. “It's hard to believe that this is my last season. Going into every game, my goal is ‘sacrifice your body for the team.’ This year especially, my mental and physical strength has to be at its best because I am playing with a torn labrum. My goal is to encourage the girls on my team to leave everything on the field, and to see the good in every mistake they make on the field. When I focus on encouraging others, that is when I play my best,” said Chrysler.
Conference season is just around the corner, and Chrysler is looking forward to it. She said, “I am excited for our conference play to begin… anyone could win conference this year, so if we do what we need to do and play our game, I know we will go far.”
The Lady Cougars begin Crossroads League play on September 25th at Indian Wesleyan University.
Photo: Lady Cougars soccer team, 2019, mvnucougars.com.