Senior Countdown 2019: Girls soccer pushes forward for their last 12 days


Bailey Bennett

Colleen Avila, Alexis Duda, Fiona Rowan, Abby Rieland and Megan Reesman kick out their last 12 days.

With 12 days left, senior members of the girls soccer team remembers their four years of being on the team. During this time, they accomplished many things and even made school history.

Freshman and sophomore year the seniors had very memorable and successful seasons on both the junior varsity and varsity teams. But as the seniors reflected, some of their favorite memories were from their last two years.

“Coming in as a freshman I super nervous. I also didn’t know how much work high school soccer was, with late nights and practices on non-school days. But by the time my senior year came through, I was used to the work and it was really fun to get to hangout with my friends who had gone through it with me.” said Colleen Avila.

In 2017, the current seniors were part of a team that was underestimated early on, but went on to fight and battle all the way through playoffs to the state final. This team brought home the first girls soccer state championship in school history.

“My favorite memory was the state final my junior year. After the opposing team missed their last penalty kick and I ran and hugged my teammates, sobbing as we had just won the game,” said Megan Reesman.

Overall these girls were successful all four years on and off the soccer field. All excelled in the classroom with weighted GPA’s over 4.25 and all have bright futures ahead of them.

Fiona Rowan will be attending Shippensburg University and will be playing basketball. Colleen Avila plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis to study studio art and neuroscience. Abby Rieland will attend Towson University to study exercise science. Alexis Duda will double major in exercise science and biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Megan Reesman plans to study nursing and biology at Western Carolina University and Olivia Hilke is majoring in biology at the college of New Jersey.

The seniors are looking forward to college and are grateful for all the memories they have made during their last four years.