Those are the words
most often heard around the Chesterton girls soccer program as the 2017
season gets underway tonight when the Trojans host Michigan City.
“We return a lot of
girls with a lot of varsity experience,” Chesterton coach Jason Conway said.
“We’ve got a big senior class and a lot of those girls have been on varsity
since their sophomore year. These girls expect to win the Sectional and the
DAC. Those are attainable.
“They want to move
past the Regional and they are working hard to put themselves in a position
to do that.”
Up top, the Trojans
have to replace a lot of goals from last season and the trio of senior
Carley Perkins, freshman Addy Joiner and junior Olivia Hansen should provide
“Up top with Carley
Perkins and Addy Joiner we expect to have a lot of opportunities to score,”
Conway said. “I think with those two and (Olivia) Hansen, playing right in
front of the goal, they’ll score plenty of goals between them. Those three
work very well together.”
In the midfield,
Hansen will get help from senior Courtney Krol, while senior Madi Callaway
will run things in the defensive third.
Callaway leads the way for us,” Conway said. “She’s been the anchor in the
back for years now.”
In goal, Conway is
waiting to see who emerges in a battle between seniors Christine Jackson and
“It’s still a
competition in goal,” Conway said. “They really push each other.”