With the majority of the team returning that went 14-7 last year, the Los Alamos girls soccer team is excited about the new year.
“As a whole, our team wants to go far in the state tournament,” senior captain Emily Hopkins said. “I think we have the potential to go far, we just have to work to get there.”
“Our team dynamic is really good,” senior captain Jordan Henson said. “We all know each other and we all know how each other play.”
Isabelle Runde and Charlotte Leonard are the other two seniors playing for Los Alamos.
Melissa Teter, who is also a senior, tore her ACL recently. She wanted to stay involved with the program, however, so she’ll work as the team’s manager.
After playing together since the sixth grade, the girls certainly know each other well. The girls said it’s one of their biggest strengths.
The girls also know their new head coach, Gary Ahlers, pretty well, too. He has coached most of them before.
Before taking last year off, Ahlers was the team’s junior varsity coach.
“We’re all very familiar with coach Gary,” Hopkins said. “He’s really attentive and is dedicating a lot of time to the program.”