Big Sky Girls Soccer Hopeful For Turn-Around Season
While the Big Sky Eagles boys soccer team enjoyed plenty of success last year, the girls team will be the first to tell you, it wasn't quite the same for them.
"Last season wasn't our most successful season, we were definitely growing, and we had a lot of struggles we worked with off and on the field," says senior defender Carley Lane.
But things appear to be turning around, with plenty of optimism and team camaraderie.
"We've worked together all summer, and I think that's made us better friends on and off the field. Doing the Barcelona camp for two weeks I think that helped us a lot, and coming out here every day for one another helps our chemistry a lot," says senior forward Kayla McCampbell.
One change this year is the coaching staff, as Jay Bostrom moves from coaching the boys team to the girls team.
"It was something I didn't take lightly. It's something I also had to consider with my fellow coaching staff and my wife, because it was a new adventure and starting from the beginning is going to mean learning a lot, and putting even more time in than I did with the boys," says Bostrom.
A new coach, and a new team outlook.
"Our team this year has been a lot closer. We've done more team bonding, and we know each others strengths and weaknesses. We've gone
through some much together, that we can play better together, and that really helps with playing on the field," says Lane.
With that new outlook, impressive goals are on the list for the Eagles.
"I definitely think we have a good chance of winning the state title. We've been working hard out here, so hopefully working hard will pay off for us," says McCampbell.