By Josie Jahng ’19

Starting off the season with a winning record, the varsity girls’ soccer team is off to a strong start. Led by Captains Abby Beckmen (VI), Ava Dziadzio (VI), and Caroline Friend (VI), the team has held their own in the Skyland Conference. Dziadzio noted that “our team has clearly proven that we are up there with some of the big-name programs.” Recent highlights include crucial wins against Ridge High School and Hunterdon Central High School, as well as a  hard-fought 2-3 loss against Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The team has been working hard on the field and in the weight room, which has translated to strong performances in games.

“This season should be particularly successful, especially with the return of several skilled players from the Academy program and an overall deep, talented roster,” said Dziadzio. As for now, the girls are putting in lots of effort to prepare for their upcoming games as well as for the county and state tournaments that start later this month.