Finishing second in the Northern Neck District and advancing to the region playoffs last season, Washington & Lee’s Girls Soccer Team is looking to capitalize on its success.
“I think we’ll be in line for first place,” said coach Gary Daiger. “It’s what we are shooting for good chance at it just so long as I can figure out the defensive lineup. On offense has improved and is a lot better than they were last year.”
Returning for the Lady Eagles include all district selections Megan Daiger and Lizett Barajas.
Bottom row, left to right: Greisy Antunez, Guadalupe Valencia, Brittany Payne, Grace Hennage, Lizett Barajas; Middle row, left to right: Head coach Gary Daiger, Lidia Cardenas, Megan Daiger, Mary Thompson, Megan Smith, Assistant Coaches Heidi Wertz, Michael Proudfoot; Top Row, left to right: Gabby Valdez, Abby Perkins, Tamara Tate, Maria Alvarez, Kathryn Beddo, Jaid White, Michaela Jones.
Since last season, Daiger said newcomers worked during the fall season and everyone has been conditioning since the end of January. A concern coming into the season was on defense, Daiger said.
“Defense is where we lost most of our players, we just haven’t settled on our lineup yet,” Daiger said, adding that he hopes to address the issue soon.
Daiger said they are using the success of the boys team as motivation.
“They are very competitive and do as well as the boys,” Daiger said. “But they see how the boys are playing and want to play the same way.”
“We’re excited and we think we are going to do really well,” Daiger added. “As long as nobody gets hurt…I think they’ll do fine.”