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Extra Training Kickstarts Girls Soccer Team

December 18, 2012
Irvington High School

By Anne Tsoedi

According to Coach Christopher DeLucca, Irvington high school girls’ soccer team will be having an off season practice to build up their skills and communication.Though there has been some improvement in terms of team performance, the team is not settling for second best.

Many Irvington soccer fans have doubts about this team and the upcoming season. The lady Blue Knights Soccer team are ready to prove everyone wrong.The girls would be working hard and getting in shape.

“Since it will be my last year playing for Irvington High, my fellow teammates and I are making sure to win some games to leave some good memories before we graduate,” said the goalkeeper Cynthia Henry.

“I’m totally ready for the upcoming season,” said the forwarder Rackeda Roper. “I think it’s a very good idea to start early so we can all get in shape and get ready to win games. I’m also looking forward to playing one more season with the upcoming seniors.”

Coach DeLucca and Asst. Coach Jessica Melora also believe that, by developing an off-season training program, there will be more improvement than previous seasons.  “We’re also hoping there will be  less injures,” said Coach DeLucca.

“The off-season is going to be important to work on individual skills that will help us play better and be a better team next season,” said Asst. Coach Melora.
The players are not the only one who feel that there would be a lot more support coming from peers if they had a winning record. “I’ve been to multiple games, and from what I’ve seen, I’m hoping there will be a lot more communication, passing and aggressiveness going on in the game,” stated Jennel Dennis.

Planning on coming to see the girls play this season? Come to Irvington Park on Grove St. & Lyons Ave.
The team and the coaches are looking forward to a new beginning. If you’re interested in playing soccer for the Blue Knights, please report to Coach Delucca, Asst. Coach Melora or the Athletic Department.

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