Monday, April 20, 2009

A Crusade through Georgia

From Coach John Burke --

The girls had a successful week.

First, we defeated Frederica Academy 7-1, then we defeated the #2-ranked team in Georgia, St. Vincent’s, 1-0, and finally we defeated Stratford Academy 3-0.

A college scout at the Stratford Academy game came over to our bench after the game and said, “I see a lot of great teams, and your team is one of them, but I’m most impressed with your girls’ class. They play the game the way it’s supposed to be played.” This, of course, was the highpoint of the trip for me.

After our last game, we went to the largest aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium. The kids learned quite a bit about marine biology during the five hours we spent there.

Everyone is home safe and sound, and I couldn’t be prouder of our girls. Sr. Pat, the coach of St. Vincent’s, has invited us back next year for a tournament of the best Catholic girls’ teams in Georgia + CMH. We hope to be able to attend that if the dates work out.

The team has been selected by the Journal-Sentinel as the team of the week, and that should appear on Tuesday. Finally, ESPN.Com has ranked the the CMH girls soccer team ranked as one of the top 50 teams in the country. #44 to be exact!

Pictured -- Nikki Condit ’11 and Gwenn Chamberlin ’12 sitting on riverfront steps in Savannah, GA

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