KEENE VALLEY - With eight returning starters, the Keene girls soccer team is ready to compete with anyone in the MVAC.
All-Star senior Emma Nye returns to lead an experienced offensive front along with fellow senior Brianna Murphy and sophomore Amanda Boyle.
Seniors Louisa and Michelle Sardella will be relied upon heavily as defenders along with juniors Kayla Hebert and Brittany Guerin. Freshmen Hannah McCabe and Sadie Holbrook will provide added depth in the backfield.
The midfield is anchored by returning starters Jessica Caner and Emma Gothner, who will be joined by Taylor McCabe, Anna Kowanko, and Christianna Fabiano. Freshman Megan Hall returns as goalkeeper. "It is possible we will start seven ninth and tenth graders. Young and growing pains will be there," said head coach Fred Hooper, "but we will look to battle with all teams in the conference."