The program is in place. Now, they just have to keep it going.
“I have great expectations for this team this year,” Chesterton girls soccer
coach David Galloway said. “We’ve been concentrating on our fitness level to
get back to the basics of our Semistate run a couple of years ago.”
That run begins on Tuesday as the Trojans open the 2013 campaign at home
against Michigan City.
“We feel like we reload every year,” Galloway said. “We don’t believe we
have to rebuild from the ground floor every year. Everyone knows what the
system is and what’s expected of them.”
Up top, the Trojans return second team All-State selection Bridget Brendza,
along with sophomore Kaylee Lindahl.
“Bridget returns upfront as a potent goal scorer,” Galloway said. “Kaylee
running with her up front gives us a lot of athleticism.”
The defense should remain solid as well with the trio of Madisyn Coudriet,
Bethany Molnar and Kristen Mabry.
“In the back, it’s a senior-led defensive line, which I really like,”
The midfield will be a group of young kids battling for playing time.
“In the midfield, we’ll be young,” Galloway said. “They’ll have to learn and
grow as the year goes on. Tia Peters is running on the outside with Katie
Green on the other side.”
The major question mark for the Trojans comes in goal.
“Our question mark is really goalkeeping,” Galloway said. “That’s something
we’ll have to really concentrate on throughout the season. I’ve got three or
four kids right now fighting it out.
“We’ll probably play most of the season splitting halves and see if someone
takes the job before the postseason starts.”