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Rebuilding and Rebranding Girls Soccer


It is a season of new beginnings for the Girl’s Soccer team this year. The loss of the past season’s senior players was quickly filled with new upcoming freshmen and coaching staff. The Spartans have more coaches than ever before assisting this year.

Coach Deb Stevens was replaced for the 2023-24 season by Stephanie Gover. Other new additions to the staff include Greg Gover, Mary Zevada, Sydney Kruszka, and Kennadi Josefowicz. Kennadi, a former member of the soccer team, still holds the record of most goals throughout her career at 99.

The team’s record is currently 7-5 and they hope to maintain a winning record as they head into districts. The Spartans will play Williamsport at home on November 2. If they can come out victorious, the girls will then advance to the district finals. 

Annually, one of the team’s toughest opponents was Dallas. They versed the Mountaineers first at home on September 28. Unfortunately, they came out with a 1-0 loss.

However, when they traveled to Dallas just two days later, victory was brought home with a score of 4-3. “I would say our game for Dallas was our most intense because we had just lost to them two days prior and they were ranked first in the WVC,” said senior captain Riley Bobkowski.

The Wyoming Valley West Girls Soccer team has 5 seniors this year, all of which have played soccer for many years.

“The girls soccer team has brought me a lot of great memories with great people over the past four years that I’ll never forget. Make the most of your time on the team because it will be done before you know it,” said senior Gabby Marsola.

“Since it’s my senior year, it would be really exciting to win districts and continue onto states, so that I’m able to soak up every moment left with the team. It’s going to be upsetting leaving, but I know that the team will continue to do great things. Overall, the whole experience has been really rewarding and I am glad that I was a part of it” said senior Ava Elgonitis.

“Some of my favorite memories on the team were winning districts, winning against Dallas, and sitting next to Lola on the bus. My advice to younger teammates would be to have fun, encourage your younger teammates, and always give 100%” said senior Alissa Laudenslager.

“Don’t take everything so seriously and make sure to have fun while it lasts because time definitely flies” said senior Riley Bobkowski.

“Being a senior brings on a bunch of different emotions. It is sad to think that it will be the last time I play soccer ever. Although this season has been a little crazy I would say it has been the best. Being able to play and learn so much this season to help improve my knowledge of soccer and the game itself, I would most certainly do it over and over again if I could” said senior Lauren Gluchowski.

Congrats to the Spartans Girls Soccer Team on a great season and best of luck!


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