Soccer team strive 08 repeat glory

LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George Girls Soccer Team has accomplished a lot in the last two years, and the 2009 team may be continuing in that tradition.

The Lake George girls soccer team, which had been con- sidered a young team at the outset of 2008, won their second straight Adirondack League championship - under a new coach. Also, Senior standout Meagan Stover was named the league's Player of the Year, joining teammates Mackenzie Weber, Rachel Flaherty and Freshman Mackenzie Perkett on the Adirondack League All-Star first team.

Perkett is back, certain to play a vital role on a team that has drawn this year from a vast pool of students seeking to participate in the sport.

A Sophomore, Perkett will likely play midfield, after proving her talents in 2008 as a defender, Coach Joel Gordon said.

"She's a phenomenal athloete," he said.

The 2009 team boasts four seniors, who played on the championship 2008 team - Jamie Jarrett, Rebecca Kandora, Gretchen Bechard and Caroline Murphy.

These Seniors, with battled-proven experience, are backed up by three Juniors - Regan Morehouse, Sophie Bruno and Caroline Murphy - who Coach Joel Gordon said provide's the team's "stability." Bruno, he said, is one of the best goal tenders in the region.

Gordon said that over the summer, a core group of players has been competing on travel-tournament teams to keep their skills sharp.

Friday, he said that the players are excited to start the regular season schedule.

"This group is exceptionally athletic, although we have work to do in getting their skills up," he said. "This year, Lake George will be a force to deal with."

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