Soccer Rivalries Not To Miss

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With a big returning roster and four new members to the team, the varsity girls soccer team has high hopes for this season. With just missing a regional title last year, the girls have come back with the determination to take that regional title and hopefully move on further in the postseason.

“Winning a regional has been something our team has been talking about even before the season began,” junior Karina Steitz said. “It’s been a long time since Antioch girls soccer has won a regional and hopefully we can start a new tradition.”

One big game for the Sequoits this season is against cross town rivals, the Lakes Eagles, on Tuesday May 1. While the girls failed to come out victorious over the Eagles due to penalty kicks last year, they still have the determination to beat their cross town rivals this season.

“Lakes is just a fun game to play during the season,” senior Ella Roberts said. “Lakes is usually pretty good competition to have during the season and pushes us to play harder.”

To honor the six seniors the team has this year, the Sequoits have decided to hold their senior night on Tuesday May 8, against Grayslake North. The six seniors consist of Ella Roberts, Danielle Brose, Morgan Keefer, Rachel Moore, Karly Monaco and Monica Wilhelm. Three of the six seniors—Monaco, Roberts and Wilhelm—have signed to further their career at the collegiate level.

Monaco has signed to compete as a center back at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Roberts has signed to Winona State University as she plans to fulfill her goals at the next level.

“I’m super excited for the college experience as a whole but since I’m on the soccer team, it just makes everything more exciting,” Roberts said.

Wilhelm has signed to compete at the Division 1 level at the University of Iowa where she will compete as a goalkeeper for the Hawkeyes.

Make sure not to miss either the cross town rival game against the Eagles or senior night against Grayslake North.