Girls Soccer Prepares for Upcoming Season


The soccer team poses during team photo day.

Nola Miller

On Feb. 28, the girls soccer tryouts started for the upcoming season. Coaches Matt Trumpp, Andrew Miller, Andy Weber and Randy Enright instructed the players in various exercises to test their athletic abilities. 

“Tryouts have been good, they’ve been really fun and exciting,” senior Brianne Gaut said. “I think that everyone’s looking forward to the season and everyone’s out there working hard.” 

Tryouts began on Monday and went through Thursday last week. Friday was the first day of practice for the girls. The weather had been in the upper 70s that week and mostly sunny. This is the first year for freshman Sophie Smith.

“Tryouts have been good, long and hot…I think I could do better,” Smith said. 

Students will be expected to show their skill and effort towards the sport, which will be determined by what team they will be put on. 

“We’ve been doing scrimmages basically, the first day juniors and seniors went together and freshman and sophomores went together and then at the end they kinda combined the two,” Gaut said. 

The first game will be on Wednesday, March 23 versus Gardner Edgerton. JV kicks off at 5 p.m. and Varsity starts at 7 p.m.  

This year the team has a new assistant coach, Katie Hecker. She teaches math at West and played soccer at the University of Central Missouri. 

The roster for each team was released this week and can be seen below.