Sporting WCA

Women’s Soccer Preview

After the Wildcats’ 14-7-1 record last season, they are looking to do even bigger things this year.

With graduating 7 players last year, some may think that they are taking a big hit, but with the way the team is shaping out, this could possibly be one of the strongest teams in Westminster history.

“This year we are going to have a really good team. We lost a couple seniors last year, but there are some really great freshman and sophomores coming up,” said senior goalie, Taylor French.

The wildcats, led by the unstoppable senior, Texas-Tech commit Kirsten Davis, are excited to have a successful season. With a record 37 goals last year, Davis looks to score even more this season. Also along with Davis, the wildcats are looking to another senior, SLU commit Sydney Walker, to anchor their offense.

On the defensive end, senior Natalie Bunton is ready to do her part and lead her side of the field, along with senior Kyrstin Pritchett. Pritchett, coming off a season-ending ACL injury, is back and ready to help her team in any way she can.

Sophomore Molly Andersen and junior Sarah Shoemaker are returning for the wildcats stronger than ever. With Andersen being one of the only freshman on the team last year, she now has the experience and confidence to be an incredible player. Also adding to the defensive side of the Wildcats new roster is junior Kelly Bradley, who played JV last year, but also logged valuable minutes when needed on the Varsity team.

“The young players and newcomers have a good mix of speed, athleticism, technical ability and experience. They are going to be a big part of this team and will contribute in a big way,” said the assistant coach, Coach Legters.

The seniors all collectively agree that they are going to work harder than they ever have this year and finally get the well-deserved district title. For the past 2 years, the wildcats’ district run has been ended by Visitation, but Bunton assures that this year, that will not happen again.

“We are already motivated and preparing for Viz, but also big match-ups and rivalry games that will be essential to our season,” said Bunton.

With all the hard work the seniors, along with the other players are willing to put in, this season is shaping up to be one that will be unforgettable. The high level of talent mixed with the competitiveness that these girls possess will make this Wildcat team an exciting one to watch this season.

“This is one of the strongest teams that the girls program has ever had in Westminster’s history and with the seniors drive and hunger this year we can expect great things,” said Coach Legters.

Come out and support your Lady Wildcats throughout the season!