Hortonville girls’ soccer preview
Q&A with head coach Paul Everett
By Erik Buchinger
Number of years as head coach: 10th.
Returning varsity athletes: Lauren Mertz (12), Brenna Welch (11), Halli Schnneiderwendt (10), Sophie Vicchiolo (10), Sarabeth Trzeciak (12), Mariah Maas (11), Maggie Tews (12), Calli Schiebe (10), Sydney Herman (12), Mady Pahl (12), McKenna Gervais (10), Makayla Mashlan (10).
Athletes to watch: All players on the varsity squad are players to watch. Additional varsity players: Jenna Bovee (9), Abigail Gaulin (9), Reilly Frazier (9), Megan Ongemac (12), Madison Heuttl (11), Amelia Linder (9),Elayna Lippert (10).
Team goals/expectations: Team goals for the season are to improve on last season and to continue enjoying the sport. Expectations are to always do our best.
Team’s strengths: Team strengths are we have a young squad whose willingness to work hard and learn is very strong.
Team(s) to beat in conference: With the FVA being a tough conference, all teams are the teams to try and beat.
Biggest games on the schedule: All teams in the FVA are big games. Also, New London is our local rivals.
What you want your athletes to get out of this season: I want the team to come away from the season enjoying their success from playing the best they can in every game. It’s not all about wins but playing to your potential.
Why fans should be excited for this year’s team: Our fans are always excited to see our team play. The team is working hard but having fun at the same time.