SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team officially hit the practice field Monday. Spotswood has one scrimmage against Sayreville High School on September 24 before starting the shortened 2020 season against Dunellen on Saturday, October 3. The season opener is at 2 p.m. at Dunellen High School. Spotswood's home opener is on Thursday, October 8 against Metuchen High School at 4 p.m. on the Spotswood High School varsity soccer field.

The upcoming season will have 12 regular season games. Spotswood will not face off against their chief rival on the field, South River High School. In 2019, Spotswood started the season with a bang, going undefeated in their first 12 outings. The Chargers were the last Greater Middlesex Conference team to finally lose a game at the beginning of last season.

Senior goalie Julia Masucci posted an 11-shutout, 174-save season in 2019. Masucci along with junior Kirti Craig and senior Mandee Mendez were named to the All-Blue Division team last year for their play on the field. The teen also was tapped to the all-conference team for her play last fall.

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Mendez was the first Division One commit for Spotswood High School. The midfielder will be taking her soccer talents to Rider University in Lawrence Township following her graduation in June. Mendez is one of more than 30 of the best female soccer players in the Garden State that have already committed to a Division One girls soccer program. She ended last season with 17 goals and 14 assists.

Spotswood High School's 2020 girls varsity soccer schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, September 24 scrimmage against Sayreville High School in Sayreville at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, October 5 against South Plainfield High School in South Plainfield at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 8 against Metuchen High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 10 against Woodbridge High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, October 12 against St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Edison at 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 14 against John F. Kennedy Memorial High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, October 19 against Middlesex High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 21 against Wardlaw-Hartridge High School in Edison at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 29 against Sayreville High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 against Calvary Christian School in Old Bridge at 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3 against South Brunswick High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 5 against Edison High School at the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field at 4 p.m.