Paige Hughes returns to lead a rugged Ticonderoga defense this season.
Sentinel soccer schedule
Sept. 10...at ELCS
Sept. 17...Crown Point
Sept. 20...Lake Placid
Sept. 22...at Willsboro
Sept. 27...at Chazy
Oct. 1......at NAC
Oct. 5......at Seton
Oct. 12....at Moriah
Oct. 14....at Lake Placid
This season brings a new league and new optimism to the Ticonderoga girls soccer team.
The Sentinels, long-time members of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference, are now members of the new Section VII Conference. They will play in Division II with Lake Placid, Northern Adirondack, Seton Catholic, Moriah, Chazy, Elizabethtown-Lewis and Willsboro.
“We look forward to the challenges the new league and some new opponents will bring,” said Kathy Tubbs, the dean of Section VII girls soccer coaches.
Ti returns 11 players from a year ago when it posted a 2-14 CVAC mark.
Jaelyn Granger, Chelsea Kearns and Kylie Austin return at forward. They’re joined by newcomers Alyssa Fuller and Tiffani Purkey.
Samantha McLaughlin, Autumn Olcott and Andrea Rich give the Sentinels experience at midfield. Grace Ginn and Lexi Moore are new to the position.
Paige Hughes, Carly Pinkowski, Katie Palandrani and Nicole Trudeau return to the Ti defense. Rookie Logan Mars will also line up on the back line.
Megan Campney returns to play goal for the Sentinels.
“We are looking forward to improving on last year’s season with a core group returning,” Tubbs said. “The majority of players bring varsity experience and the newcomers have been stepping up in practice.”
The Sentinels have one other thing working in their favor this fall, their coach. Besides having more than 30 years experience as Ti’s soccer coach, Tubbs is renowned for her skills as a motivational speaker and is certain to inspire her Sentinels to great deeds.