The main goal for the Monroe girls soccer team this fall is to qualify for the 4A District tournament. The Bearcats, who graduated eight seniors from last year’s squad, start three freshmen and two sophomores.
“If we can get to districts, by then the younger players will have matured, and they’ll be able to handle their own,” Monroe coach Kathleen Potthast said. “I love how hard-working they’ve been, and they’ve meshed well together. I’m excited to see how they’ll finish the season.”
The Bearcats (4-2 Wesco 4A) have received a boost from two of their senior starters. Forward Jaylin Meza, a transfer from California, has scored eight goals this season. Potthast also has been pleased with the play of goalkeeper Isabelle Arends.
“Jaylin is pretty deadly on set plays. It’s been great to have a player with her experience,” Potthast said. “Isabelle has been phenomenal in goal for us. She’s one of the best goalkeepers I’ve had.“