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August 13, 2013

Lady Warriors look to gain experience

Despite a tough 2012 campaign, the Covenant Christian girls’ soccer team has high hopes in 2013, as it returns several players and contributors.

“One thing that I’m looking forward to (this season) is my team maturing,” Covenant Christian coach Theron Smith said. “Last year, we were young. We came in with 10 freshmen and I think I started five or six. We have everybody coming back a year older.”

The Warriors are looking to senior captain Janel Atwell. Atwell contributed 14 points last season.

In addition, Covenant returns leading scorer Kaitlyn Brickey. Brickey led Covenant last season with eight goals.

Sophomore Katie Wilson contributed 14 points, as well.

However, the freshmen girls were not the only ones without experience at Covenant.

“Last season, I was new to the program too,” Smith said. “It was kind of the beginning of a new program. I feel like this year, all of us have a little bit more experience. I think they’re expecting to do a lot more than they did last year.”

Smith said he’s been pleased with his squad’s efforts in driving the program forward.

“The offseason workout (has been great),” Smith said. “The girls have done a great job of pushing themselves. A lot of them started right after the season ended. Some of the girls took it upon themselves to start training then and have been training year-round. That’s been exciting too. I think that’s something new to the program that they haven’t had much of — the players playing year-round.”

This effort is a necessity, as the city of Indianapolis has some stiff competition that the Warriors see every night.

“(The competition) makes sure to keep you on your toes,” Smith said. “It makes it so that you always have to be prepared. Each team can bring it night in and night out. It’s all about preparing.”

Smith said he hasn’t laid out too many team goals. The only real goal is to improve on last season and win more games.

In addition, the future following this season is bright for the Warriors as well, as the roster contains only four seniors.

The Warriors open the season at Danville Aug. 21.

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