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The Mules were on the day. We've improved big time and I see a nice season in store for us. Garnica, who could also see time at sweeper, returns to the program after playing football last year.
The other captain is striker Thomas Haines. Haines, a goalie for the first part of his career, has been impressive at forward. Senior Matt Spade and junior Zach Steinhauer will be inside backs. They will be flanked by seniors William Sizemore and Preston Peiffer. Hunter Johnson, a four-year varsity player, and Luke Perry will join Proffitt and Garnica in the midfield. Senior Nicholas Boule and junior Jimmy Maeda will be starting at striker. Saturday's showing is reason for optimism, Miller said. The Mules suffered two lopsided losses to Cocalico last year, but dominated play in the scrimmage and won on a Bleacher goal.
I think it's going to be fun to watch. Pequea Valley routed Solanco last year, but Miller is predicting a much tighter contest this time around. This lack of senior depth is typically not a good thing but that might be the exception this season. We have some very talented and experienced 10th and 11th graders. This group of student-athletes has the potential of continuing a long tradition of Solanco cross country success in and out of the classroom.
The lone sophomore, Essi Glah-Fisher, and freshmen, Morgan Perry and Denise Brenneman should contribute greatly to our top eight scorers. Kreider is not positive what to expect but is optimistic.
If we can get balance through out the field we should be competitive. The sets have been close when they play their singles challenge matches, and I see the line-up changing throughout the season. Experience will be a strength for the Mules.
We only lost one varsity player from last year doubles player Kayla Carroll ; the four juniors are all returning varsity players," said Hammel. She spent her summer taking lessons, attending tennis clinics and playing in tournaments. We have enthusiastic JV players on the team who work hard to improve their tennis strokes and strategies every day at practice," said Hammel. The Mules lost five players to graduation and have just one senior — outside hitter Sammie Browne. She will be a strong outside hitter. Our juniors are very strong, willing to do what they need to do to win games.
Gabby Redcay is a natural. She is very strong at net and I know will put a high number of kills down. She is a huge blocker and getting stronger every year. Teams will know Gabby this year. Our libero, junior Maribeth Ault, is our spark plug on the court. She is everywhere, diving and digging up balls. Her tenacity and passion for the sport is exciting to be around. Never say never is who she is. She will keep the fire under her teammates at all times.
Rounding out the court with a lot to offer are junior middle Angie Forentino and power player Autumn Keller. We lost an awesome four-year setter Kimmy Findley, a tough spot to replace. Taking on that challenge will be Taylor Wagoner and Michaela Trimble, who are both working hard in the preseason to fill that position.