Girls Soccer Season Recap


Caroline Mereness

Coming off of a successful season last fall, the Girls Soccer Team had high hopes and expectations for the new year. After graduating a large senior class, the team had big shoes to fill and had their eyes set on reaching the state final throughout the season. After marching their way through the state tournament and securing sectional and regional championships, the team’s incredibly successful season came to an end at semi-state for the second year in a row. The team battled to the final whistle of the scoreless game, and eventually fell to the Homestead Spartans 2-3 in penalty kicks.

Throughout the season, senior captains Audra Meyer and Ella Scott led the team through many highs and lows with incredible poise and determination, ultimately creating a supportive and positive team environment that greatly contributed to the team’s success. The team graduated nine close-knit seniors who were positive role models for the underclassmen– Isabella Cook, Ashley Deputy, Lindsey Gutermuth, Alexis Mansfield, Caroline Mereness, Audra Meyer, Lupe Ramirez, Ella Scott, and Lucy Smith. Coach Phil DePauw led the girls through an incredible season, ultimately finishing with a record of 17-3-1 and an NIC Championship. The Indians put up 13 shutouts and outscored their opponents 71-9. Junior Ella Frick was the leading scorer for the team with an impressive 29 goals on the season. Junior Lauren Harrington and sophomore Meg Baxter were not far behind adding 14 and 12 goals respectively. Senior midfielder Ella Scott led the team with 13 assists, and Frick was close behind with her 10 assists.

The team delivered in high-stakes matches with shutout victories in tense rivalry games against Adams, Marian, and Penn during both the regular and postseason. From pregame parking lot parties to “Dress Like Coach Phil Day” at practice, the girls will surely have countless memories to remember this unforgettable season. The girls undoubtedly had an exceptional year under “All of the Lights.”