Girls Soccer finds success on and off the field

The bond between the girls on the Mount Vernon girl’s soccer team strengthened this season, continuing to  build a program for the future, according to coach Bill Longsinger. 

Off-season workouts, long bus rides, closer games led to a 5-9-4 record, but it also created a renewed excitement and potential  for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Throughout the season, the communication between the girls carried on and off the field, boosting the team morale.

 “I have had so much fun growing closer with the girls on the team this season, and we have all improved so much throughout the years,” said Ella Conway. 

Upperclassmen leadership was a key factor in the success of the team. 

“Having a larger group of senior girls on top of the juniors’ support created amazing chemistry for the girls to feel comfortable in the environment, we all had so much fun,” said Laura Wythe     .

Leadership along with the support the team gave one another became an essential and unmatched part of the year. 

“The girls on this team treated each other like family on and off the field, always making sure everyone felt included and supported. These may be some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. They made this the best soccer year ever,” said senior Grace Laymon.

  The Jacket players who received recognition for their efforts in the Ohio Capital Conference award were seniors, Ella Conway, who earned second team, and Elizabeth Miller and Anna Summerfield who were awarded honorable mentions. In addition, North Central District awards were given to Ella Conway and Anna Summerfield, both earning first team recognition. Elizabeth Miller earned second team, and senior Chelsea Bender and junior Ellie Jones finished with an honorable mention certificate.