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Girls Soccer Season Preview

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The Paly girls soccer team starts their winter season off after placing 6th in De Anza SCVAL League last year. Their previous season began with a rough start when four out of seven players were not allowed to play due to breaking a SCVAL rule. 

While this was very upsetting to the seniors as well as their teammates, the girls persisted and ended the season with a record of 4-13-1. 

This year however, the team is looking forward to a fresh season with many new players joining. 

“I’m really excited for this upcoming season, I can already tell it’s a much stronger team and going to be a way better season this year,” junior Evin Steele said. 

The team is eager to redeem their losses from the past season, specifically their loss against Los Altos on their senior night. In addition, girls soccer will face opponents such as Mountain View, Gunn and Homestead. 

“I really want to beat Los Altos after last year. The Gunn scrimmage should also be interesting just because I know so many people on that team and am eager to beat them,” Steele said. 

In the months prior to the season, the girls partook in preseason training sessions to prepare for the winter. This included many conditioning practices to build endurance and strength.

“For preseason, we train most mornings before school and have scrimmages once or twice a week,” senior Kiana Feldis.

The team traditions will continue as well from pasta feeds the night before big games, to lunches on the quad. Many players shared that their favorite part of the season was dressing up in silly outfits on some game days.

“Usually we have a secret Santa around the holidays as well and it is super fun,” Feldis said.

Overall the girls soccer team is sure to have an exciting season. Their next game is on December 14th against Los Altos at Paly. It is expected to be a thrilling game so be sure to show up and support the team. 

“This season is going to be so much fun I honestly can’t wait to begin. I love this game and my teammates,” junior Claire Cho said. 

 

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About the Contributors
Aspen Stitt, Managing Editor
Hi my name is Aspen Stitt and I am a senior at Paly and the Managing Editor of Viking!! I play lacrosse and field hockey and a fun fact about me is that I love to ski in the snow! I can do a backflip on skis and I am also on the ski team. Zach Bryan is my fav and country music is the bomb! My favorite food is Korean corn dogs. Follow me on Instagram and add me on snap linked below ;)
Avery Reller, Social Media Manager
Hi my name is Avery and I play lacrosse for Paly. I also love to ski! My favorite sports to watch on TV are basketball and football. A fun fact about me is that I can do a triple 360 backflip while skiing.
Emil Bothe, Staff Writer
Hi I'm Emil and I'm a part of the Viking 2023-2024 staff. I play for the Paly soccer team and do Model UN after school. I enjoy watching sports, and my favorite football team is the Patriots. During the winter I love to ski, and I used to be on the ski team. I have one younger sister, and she will be coming to Paly next year.

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