Seahawks second year girls soccer coach Matt Brewer is charting out positions for his mix of new and veteran players and is hoping to add to the roster before the season opener Sept. 5.
“I need you to be all in,” Brewer told the squad at practice Tuesday, Aug. 27.
The team is coming off a respectable 5 and 9 season in 2018, but graduated several of its key players, said Brewer.
“We were competitive last year,” he said.
Brewer asked his players when they go home to encourage their friends to come out for the team. He knows there are girls with skills who played at the middle school level.
With school starting this week, he thinks that momentum will build to recruit members. “Once school starts things will be happening.”
“This is competitive soccer,” Brewer told the team. He said the starters will need players on the bench to come in as substitutes. Brewer said he will have strength in the middle of the field with Isabel Harkins as a sweeper. Sophomore Emily Crocker will likely return as goalie. “She had a good year last year,” he said.
Tenth grader Journey Bennett may be the team’s best scoring prospect, he said. He sees Falyn Harriman as holding the midfield as halfback.
The team’s home opener will be against Buckfield on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. on Sherman Field at Boothbay Region High School.