Cascade coach Sean Adams is excited to see what the Cadets can do this season and has high hopes. Adams believes there is a formula Cascade can follow to improve on those accomplishments.
“In order to replicate these results this year, we will need to continue to spread the field, shoot early and often, and defense will need to adapt to new positions while learning to mesh as a single unit,” he said. “Our teamwork helped propel us last year and that will need to continue this year.”
The Cadets return major offensive firepower in Jalynn Gorman, Olivia Fisher and Maddie Berg; all three were Cascade’s top three leading scorers. Gorman recorded a team-high 27 goals (14th in the state) and Fisher tallied a team-high 18 assists (10th in the state).
“My trio of Gorman, Fisher and Berg could very well be one of the most dangerous trios in our class,” Adams said. “They have the ability to score a goal a piece in just minutes. They now have one year together under their belts and have spent time together in the offseason as well. I expect this year that the three will really start to click and anticipate where the others will be positioned on the field.”
Seniors Emily Rubin and Danielle Hensley along with juniors Haley Bennett, Brooke Mourey and Kyndall Norris all will also be counted on this season in the varsity lineup.
Adams said the most improved player from last season is “undoubtedly” sophomore goalkeeper Madison McGlaun.
“She has increased her range of laying out for balls and increased her reaction time,” he said. “She will surely win us two or three games this year.”
Rubin, Fisher and Bennett and Norris will captain the Cadets.
“These ladies have spent time this summer tweaking their games while raising the game of those younger and less experienced,” Adams said. “Their knowledge for the game and leadership is what earned them the title of captain.”