The Ascension girls had their first ever soccer team this school year.
There were 14 players, 11 playing on the field and three alternates. Stewart Leblanc, a former STM soccer coach, coached the girls. Al Granger, Nicole Granger’s father, helped Coach Stewart out with the new team.
The team consisted of 8th-12th graders; Brittni Clements, Alex Smith, Taylor Beadle, Jessi Pierce, Laura Read Lee, Shenelle Charlot, Michaela Smith, Maddie Edwards, Jessica Greco, Nicole Granger, Darby Bullard, Sheila Mallenahalli, Sara Wortman, and Chusse-Lonna Dardar were all members.
“We didn’t win a game this season, but I don’t believe that this shows the true team that we were,” said Senior Alex Smith. “We as a group became closer, and I am proud to have been on the first ever AES soccer team.”
The majority of the fans were parents, but some of the students went to a few games to support the team.
According to Alex, the highlight of the season for the girls was their last game because they played like a true team, with only one alternate.
“In the future I would like to come back and see that group of girls excelling in soccer,” said Alex.