One of Lake Forest’s most successful spring sports teams is back and hungry for another state playoff run. The varsity girls soccer team has become one of the most popular teams to follow in recent years with all of their successes, inlcuding the 2014 IHSA 2A State Championship, the school’s first of its kind in girls soccer.
This year presents many new challenges for the team though, as they lost 14 players from last year’s roster, whilst only returning six seniors. There are a lot of unknowns heading into the season, as there are only 11 total players returning, which will mean the Scouts will need strong leadership and have to mesh as a team early on. They are led this year by the six returning seniors, who will all be crucial to the team’s success, especially in the postseason as the Scouts have so many new and young faces without varsity soccer experience. The Scouts opened up their season last night with a win against Palatine High School at Carmel High School. They play Carmel High School tonight in their second game as they look to earn a 2-0 record in the early going.
The Scouts will again be coached by Ty Stuckslager, one of the longest tenured coaches in any sport at LFHS, and will be assisted by Steve Douglass and Meaghan Laughlin.
Players lost: Nicole Doucette, Bridget Mitchell, Ingrid Falls, Julia Loeger, Quinn Sokol, Sarah Bires, Kate Reinhardt, Gwen Walker, Morgan Asmussen, Elena Walker, Alyssa Marquis, Priscilla Levy, Hannah Bell, Delaney Williams
Newcomers: Ashley Bufe, Madelyn Ingold, Molly Fisher, Sophie Michael, Hayden Keller, Lindsey Asmussen, Emily Asmussen, Lily Bryant, Margaux Miller, Grace Hardy, Katie Bondoc, Kate Gatta, Camy Esplin, Elise Stanley
Returners: Kylie Murray, Mary Gregg, Christina Gregg, Cassidy Shaul, Leland Keller, Allison Weber, Dimi, Maggie Mick, Sophia Divagno, Ainslie Allen, Ella Marquart