Continuity will likely be a theme for the Milford High girls’ soccer team this spring as coach Keith Short returns, marking the first time in several seasons that the girls’ team has had a head coach return from the previous year. The team also graduated just four seniors last season, so most of the team will be back when the spring season officially starts Tuesday, March 1.
With the limited amount of change, many of the girls feel confident that they could earn the program’s first berth to the state tournament this season.
Senior Jasneet Kaur even went as far as to say, “Hopefully the state tournament will have Milford written all over it.”
Kaur is not the only confident senior on the team, as senior Danielle Gove thinks “this season will be a memorable one.” Meanwhile, sophomore Alexis Guzman believes “our team goal is to win at least 11 games.”
Despite the fact that this team will look similar to the one on the field last year, some changes will exist. The Bucs lost key graduates Abby Mitchell and Jessica Griffith, while former varsity starters Molly Bliss and Brittany Roberts will not return, leaving the team for other commitments.
However, the girls still have confidence in their teammates.
“Even with the losses, I still think we are going to be a strong team,” said Guzman.
“We have some players that we can easily move up and fill in spots,” added Kaur. “I also think we have some underclassmen with loads of talent.”
Meanwhile, Gove is “honored to step up and fill the shoes that were left for me.” She also predicts a strong turnout for tryouts and that “the girls that are coming back will set the tone for the start of the season.”
“I just feel like this season is going to be a good one,” said Guzman. “We are going to come out strong, giving teams watching us, fear
“We are going to get a chance to really bond and have tons of fun,” said Kaur.