Soccer Team Kicks off the Season

Staff Writer: Brooke Ventura

Lead Story: The boys varsity team is coached by Coach Hunt who says he is “excited to be a part of the Woodstock High School Boys Varsity Soccer Program.” He has an extensive playing history and has coached and trained many teams throughout the years. Before joining the Woodstock staff Coach Hunt served as the Girls Varsity Coach at Kell High School in Marietta for seven years. As a player Coach Hunt was the MVP of the 1994 Georgia State Cup. The boys varsity assistant is Coach Jake DeVoss and he also coaches JV boys. Coach Rose is the girls varsity head coach and a JV girls assistant coach along with Jaimie Freeman and Sarah Yoder. The JV girls head coach is Coach Leslie Whitney.

In Case You Missed It: The boys tied in their first game of the season against Blessed Trinity and are now 3-3-2 overall. The varsity girls are 1-7-0.

Wolverine(s) of the Month: Coach Hunt said, “Marcus Farmer (Jr.), Logan Llano (Jr.), Zach Hutton (Sr.), and Calvin Favors (Jr.) have all had really strong starts to the season. They work hard and are leaders by example on and off the field.”

Quotable: Coach Hunt’s goals for the season are “to make the state playoffs, to beat every other team in the county, and continue to improve each game as the season progresses.” He expects his seniors “to set an example for all of the underclassmen about what it means to play soccer at Woodstock. They should be the hardest workers, the vocal leaders, and be the ones that set the pace in practice and games for all other players.”

Off the Field: The soccer program is having a fundraiser to have access to the best training and equipment they need to be successful and safe. The contributions will help cover new goals, new uniforms, travel, and other season expenses. The boys have raised $1821 out of $5000 and the girls have raised $940. Logan Llano and Ashton Connett (Sr.) are part of the sports medicine program. Kaito Kawamura (Jr.) is part of the TSA (technology and science organization) and is also going to Europe as part of the school field trip over spring break.

By the Numbers: The varsity boys beat Sequoyah 3-0, Creekview 2-1, and River Ridge 1-0. They tied Islands 1-1 on March 4.

Looking Ahead: The boys and girls varsity teams play at Etowah on April 15, the girls play at 5:30 and the boys play at 7:30. The last game of the season is April 21 at home against Cherokee at 5:30 and 7:30.

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