Girls Soccer Team Led by Only 1 Senior

Noah Piper

Greenhill Girls Varsity Soccer only has one senior on this year’s roster for the upcoming season. Senior Helen Jackson has taken on a major leadership role, being the only senior on the team.

This year, the team will look very different coming of a season with five seniors who started. The team is very young compared to previous years, with a heavy junior influence.

“Being the only senior, this year feels very weird. It’s really fun, and it’s really nice to be a leader on the team,” Jackson said. “But certainly, I look to the very dependable juniors on the team whenever I need help.”

Jackson has attempted to be very exclusive to  team members to make the team have a stronger bond. She uses her past experiences and is trying to make everyone on the team have a positive experience.

“I always try to make sure that the freshman have a place to go to,” Jackson said. “I remember when I was a freshman, I didn’t talk to anyone, so I have made it my goal to try to bond with the sophomores and freshmen before anything else. I never want the freshman to feel alone.”

Sophomore Garrett Rathbun explains how Jackson is a leader on and off the field.

“Helen has been a very good leader and does her best to include everyone to make sure that no one feels alone,” Rathbun said.

Amongst the SPC competition, Jackson has her eyes set on what she thinks is the hornets’ toughest opponent, the Hockaday Daisies.

“I think that Hockaday is our hardest competition,” Jackson said. “It will be a great game and our hardest game.”

Jackson is very confident in the team this year. With still a lot of competition around the area, she thinks that this year’s team will be able to accomplish great things.

“I think we will do really well. Our back line and our forwards are really strong, but midfield will be the area that we have to figure out,” Jackson said. “I’m very confident in the team we have put together and think we can achieve great things this year.”