Soccer season will kick off in Louisa next week, and the Lions’ girls’ team is hitting the ground running.
Coming off of a 3-0 win in their opening scrimmage against Hermitage on Feb. 28, Coach Holly Verbos is impressed with how well the team is playing at this early stage – especially with just five of last year’s starters back on the roster.
“We’re doing a good job with [filling positions],” she said. “We brought a lot of JV players up this year, some strong, skilled defenders and attackers. I’m excited about what they’ll bring to the team.”
The Lions lost eight players from last year’s roster to graduation, but among the returning players are junior Anna Filipkowski in goal and seniors Camryn Mason in midfield and Jessica Hopkins at forward.
Junior Madison Fish takes over as sweeper on the Lions’ defense, where she will be joined by her sister, Abby, one of the players moving up from last year’s JV squad. Also advancing from the JV team is Freshman Kendall Hyer who will alternate with Mason at the center midfield position.
(Article by Joseph Haney)
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s March 7, 2019 issue.
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