BAR HARBOR — Coalescing as a team can be hard at any level of sports.
At a regional high school that is made even more difficult when players come from completely disparate backgrounds, and different schools. Despite that hurdle, the Mount Desert Island High School girls’ junior varsity soccer team gelled within a short amount of time and posted not only a winning season, but built a foundation for MDI girls’ soccer for the foreseeable future.
The team finished with a record of 7-4-2. It was composed of one junior who was a swing player with the varsity team, five sophomores and 13 freshmen.
“We had a pretty solid freshman team. They all came in with different skill levels,” MDI JV coach Meghan Goff said. “They were able to pull it together within three weeks. They all learned pretty fast. They bonded well as a team. My sophomores were great at leading and kind of showing them the way of high school soccer.”
Coach Goff would like this to be the beginnings of an extended stretch of success for the MDI girls’ soccer program, hoping the seeds to achieve that goal have been sown. “Hopefully the girls in middle school will see that MDI soccer has taken a turn for the better, is starting to grow again and will want to join,” said Coach Goff.
2009 MDI High Girls’ JV Soccer