Soccer team sinking, in need of leadership
By Albert Shelby
September 25, 2013
The Soccer team started out as team to watch at the beginning of the season.
They where able to get back Katie Kepmf, who was fresh off an ACL injury and her return was very well anticipated.
The roster looked set with enough veteran leadership to lead the team to a winning season.
And let’s not forget about transfer standout Tara Russell, who would be looked at as another solid forward to team up with Kempf.
On paper, the Griffons looks like a team that can compete.
As of late, the Griffons soccer team has been nothing more than chaotic.
Katie Kempf is once again walking around with a brace on her leg and rumors of personal issues have clouded the team that looked very promising, after starting 2-2 at the beginning of the season.
No one has commented on the issues that are surrounding the locker room, making it more evident that something is not right.
Russell has been a bright spot for the Griffons even with apparent turmoil going on between some of the girls. She has already set a school record for the Griffons early on in the season. Russell will need some help from her teammates if they hope to compete for the rest of the season.
If the soccer team wants to get back on the winning track, they have to put all of their differences to the side and try to grind out a winning season. There is way too much talent on this roster for them to be losing 3 games straight.
In two of those loses, they lost by only two, which shows that the women have been in pretty much every game they have played.
Sure, losing Kempf for the season would definitely hurt the team but Russell has proved that she can be the go to scorer when they need it. The team needs to rally around her and play as a family.
Ashley Juravich, I’m calling you out! You’re a senior on this team and your clearly battle tested.
You have made great strides on the field but your team is sinking. You must take charge and put your team back in the position to win. It’s not too late.
I’m not sure what’s going on behind the scenes but if the soccer team does not come together as a Family, then they will once again fall short of a winning season.