Hailey White, Crown Point’s most valuable player the past two seasons, returns to the Panther line-up this fall.
Sept. 15...at Indian Lake/Long Lake
Sept. 20...at Wells
Sept. 27...at Schroon Lake
Oct. 1......at Minerva/Newcomb
Oct. 3......at Westport
Oct. 12....Indian Lake/Long Lake
Oct. 17....at Keene
Oct. 19....Schroon Lake
The Crown Point girls soccer team is improving.
Despite going winless in 2010, the Panthers proved to be competitive.
“We had a couple of games go into overtime,” Coach Jayna Andersen said. “We lost a couple of more 3-2, 2-1. We were competitive. We just didn’t know how to win. That’s changing.”
Learning to win is the emphasis this season for Crown Point. The Panthers have a veteran team, including a pair of Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference all stars from 2010 — forward Marissa Titus and midfielder Hailey White.
Titus led the team in scoring, while White has been the team MVP the past two years. They’re joined by fullback Julianne Glebus, who anchors the defense.
“We are looking forward to a successful season,” Andersen said. “We have very strong leadership and talent coming from Marissa Titus, who has an amazing shot; Hailey White at center mid, who never runs of out energy; and Julianne Glebus on defense, who will be very hard to beat. She is very fast.
“We also have some exceptionally talented young players to add to the roaster this year,” the coach said. “We also have a very versatile team as most players can play any position, which I feel will give us an advantage.”
Joining Titus at forward are Courtney Meachem, Michaela Comes, Hunter Spaulding and Heather Ryan.
Jenna Petro, Morgan Macey, Ellen Kiely and Tori Winter will team with White in the midfield.
Glebus will have Christy McGuinness and Taylor Booth beside her at fullback.
Amanda Wolf will be in goal for the Panthers.
This season will also bring a new league for the Panthers. Crown Point, which has played in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference for years, is now a member of the new Section VII Conference. It will play in Division III with Indian Lake/Long Lake, Westport, Keene, Minerva/Newcomb, Schroon Lake and Wells.