by Jamie Harris
Veteran Berkeley Springs Lady Indians soccer coach Steve Havermale has another young team that he will place out on the pitch this coming season. The Lady Indians have had two weeks of practice in the books and the head coach stated he is excited about the teamwork and bonding the girls have shown and their commitment to soccer is amazing.
“We have been conditioning and working on ball mastery as the week’ s progress, we will continue the basics along with formations, possession and team/individual goals. As a group with common character values, goals and interest; Coach Michael Powell and I are working on a Tribe mentality this season. Teamwork, responsibility, intensity, bravery and effort are a focus of every practice,” stated Havermale.
With the graduation of forward Nataley Olson and Camdyn Huntley along with the versatile Maisie Gill- Newton, the ladies will have some cleats to fill this season. With returning players Tenacious Ray, Delilah Rhoten, Melissa Seabright, Lilly Morgan, Albani Cirigliano, Brooklyn Mullins, Georgia Powell and keeper Miyah Saville covering the pitch and newcomers Circe Powell, Taylor Andrews, Janelle Apsey, Seirrah Hose, Willow Rhoten and Emma Frederick along with several more the Lady Indians will have talent, flexibility and positive attitudes along with the combined years of experience each player brings to the team.
“We are looking at a new season, the attitude and effort is there. W e are finding our strengths and weakness and what makes us a team. W e know the teams on our schedule and the way they play, each game will be an opportunity to become a better Tribe,” stated Havermale.