Women’s club soccer has big plans for its season

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Photo Credit: Rachel Zein | Daily Texan Staff

While the Texas Women’s Club Soccer team has gone unrecognized by the majority of Longhorn sports fans, the team is currently undefeated and has yet to allow a goal this season. 

Since the team was founded in 1974, the team has continued to impress its counterparts, playing in highly ranked tournaments and advancing to the final round of the nationals in recent years. However, few people know about the team’s impressive schedule. 

This season, the Longhorns have a few simple, yet challenging, goals they are already on their way to achieving. The team hopes to go undefeated, win their region and win nationals for the first time in club history. Currently, they are No. 2 in their region and are striving to attend regionals this year for the fifth time in a row. 

The Longhorns has already started their season with a 2-0 record. They beat Texas State, 2-0, in their first regular season game and then dominated UTSA with a 4-0 win. 

“We’ve got a strong defensive line that rarely, if ever, even allows a shot on our goal,” sophomore goalie Addison Ptomey said. “Our midfielders work hard and dominate the field. The forwards attack and finish shots like champs.” 

Aside from four seniors and three freshmen, the rest of the team is made up of sophomores. With only nine returning players and 15 newcomers, the young team expects to continue its strong showing over the next few years.

“I feel blessed to play with such a talented group of girls who love to play soccer just as much as I do,“ sophomore forward Alex Childs said. “I’m confident we will go far this season, and we are working our hardest to finally claim a national championship title.”

The team also participates in a handful of fundraising efforts to help support its program, such as hosting an annual T-shirt sale, which is currently in progress.

“While we are still very competitive and take it seriously, it is nice that we can put school first and have soccer as an extracurricular,” senior midfielder Morgan Steele said. “We hope to give girls lifelong friendships and an experience to remember.”