SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls soccer team will look quite different when they take the field this season. Thirteen of the players graduated in May and Daniel Trappe is now the head coach. Trappe had been the JV coach for seven years.
The varsity team will feature five returning players and six new faces. Trappe points to great leadership, a strong work ethic and great conditioning as the key to a successful season with a young, developing team.
Returning in 2019:
- Kate Mazella – forward,
- Savannah Rode – Captain, center back,
- Alisa Williamson – Captain, outside midfielder,
- Jessica Schoenfeld – Captain, outside midfielder,
- Faith Stewart – Captain, forward
They will be joined by:
- Olivia Enderle – center midfielder,
- Rebecca Lefkowitz – center midfielder,
- Ella Collins – center back
- Grace McDonald – forward,
- Emma Cilli – right back,
- Kate Schelle – left back
“After losing a great senior class, this year’s Lady Spartans team is looking to continue the success of the previous team,” Trappe said. “This year we have a great group of captains that have a great work ethic and are great role models to our younger players. With this as our core, I feel the team can really develop and prove themselves throughout the season.”
The girls will have their season opener on the road at Morris Hills High School on Wednesday, September 4 at 4 p.m. They will play at Pope John on Friday, September 6. Their first home game is scheduled Monday, September 9 at 4 p.m. on Cassels turf field.