East Windsor High girls’ soccer team brings lots of spirit
By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
East Windsor - posted Wed., Sep. 28, 2011
On Sept. 26, the East Windsor High School girls’ soccer team took the field against Stafford. With high spirits in a high temperature, the Lady Panthers showed the packed to capacity bleachers just how much heart they bring to the game.
Second-year head coach Bill Arzt commented on the team spirit. “This team is constantly being judged because of the previous win/loss records, but their desire to get better and help change this program is unbelievable,” Arzt said. “They deserve much more credit than they currently get, but understand credit needs to be earned on the field. I am so proud of the transformation of this team, and I can’t wait to see them achieve their goals.”
Assisted by Melissa Maltese, Arzt carries a roster of 20 varsity players. On the field, seniors Demitria Estrada, Alex George, Becca George and Morgan Zeiler take on key roles. “I really rely on our seniors and captains to be leaders on and off the field,” the coach said.
Senior co-captain Estrada is the team goalie. “I like our team atmosphere,” she said, “and I’m looking forward to getting some wins in my senior year.”
Midfielder Zeiler is looking forward to her fourth year on the team. “We all work hard and have really come together as a team this season,” she said.
“We are gelling as a team very well this season,” said sophomore co-captain Samantha Couture. “I have had one goal so far this season, and I’m looking forward to working together and getting some wins.”
Recognizing the need to give back to their community, the Lady Panthers act as a team off the field. “We will be doing a team fundraiser to support local families that have been affected by cancer,” Arzt said. “Two of our juniors have designed t-shirts to sell for this fundraiser.”
In the Stafford game, East Windsor fell 5-1, with the goal scored by sophomore Abby Morin. “I am really expecting great things from her,” the coach added.
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