by Jamie Harris
The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians football team will be on the field this season with four returning seniors and an experienced underclass mix. As of now, the team has developed a good teamwork and friendship approach while training over the past week and during pre-season conditioning. The team has bonded and plan to play on a united front this season.
Seniors Camdyn Huntley, Maisie Gill-Newton, Maria Rotella and Nataley Olson shared their experiences and guided their teammates with encouragement and advice on moving the ball, according to head coach Steve Havermale.
The freshman class arrives in force with speed and agility led by Albani Cirgliano and Georgia Powell. Another freshman, Scarlett Swink, will showcase her goalkeeping skills. “With our main goalkeeper who graduated last year and our backup goalkeeper who moved over the summer, I was worried at the start of the season that we wouldn’t have an experienced goalkeeper. Alongside Swink, the Lady Indians will also have Miyah Saville (junior) in net,” Havermale said.
Ayla Bard, Lilly Morgan and Melissa Seabright, along with the squad, have been working on different formations that will allow for defensive solidity, coupled with flexibility up front, meaning the squad can attack knowing they won’t. cannot be left open at the back.