First-year Head Coach Abbey Golden and girls soccer strike a balance

Few things make a coach happier than seeing contributions from up and down the roster. 

The Hoban girls soccer team has been driven by strong senior leadership mixed with contributions from underclassmen. First-year Head Coach Abbey Golden believes competition in practice and chemistry off the field has helped her team achieve this balance.

“This is a highly competitive group,” Golden said. “From player one down to player 38, which includes our statistician Ava Gilliam, they are hungry and they do not like to lose at all. We do spirit contests every Friday, and they don’t even want to lose those. So, I would say the competitive nature of this group is huge.”

The team’s seven seniors have set the tone with their competitive spirit, but their leadership has also allowed teammates from all grade levels to flourish.

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