Lady Plainsman Soccer kicks it up a notch after losing 13 seniors last season they have a fresh start with their varsity squad filling many spots.

The girls started off their season the week before spring break and continued practicing during the break in an effort to be prepared for their first home game on Feb. 20 against Kelly Walsh.

One of their struggles so far is weather, as getting the practice time on the field, instead of indoor in Laramie High School gym is important. However, Wyoming weather does not always help the team in reaching this goal.

With so many spots to fill, four of them were given to hard-working freshmen, including Freshmen Kylee Cox who just finished her first season as a Varsity Basketball player.

Cox believes that going into LHS soccer comes with a lot of competition, which prompts the necessity of team members to work hard.

“I would say the off-season does prepare me for where I am now because I had to know what was coming up for me in order to get my position and work hard,” Cox said.

The team’s off-season consists of lots of work; including conditioning with all the running they do, as well as club teams and tournaments like “Turfs wars” that is held here in Laramie.

Junior Kamryn Schriner, a member of the LHS girls soccer team, believes that this season will be a lot different because of the loss of so many players, but the number of freshmen team members trying hard can make the team stronger.

“Tryouts were good for me I met all of the fitness regulations… Practices were for sure hard over spring break because we did a lot of fitness,” Schriner said.

Another team member, Junior Kelsey Anderson believes that LHS girls soccer this year is predominantly made up of younger students, but can be successful this season. The students also participated in a lot of conditioning over break getting them ready for their Kelly Walsh game on Feb. 20.

“We also had a lot of freshmen tryout with a lot of potential, therefore, we could have a pretty good team in the near future,” Anderson said

One of our great players, Senior Lexi Pulley was Gatorade player of the year for Wyoming Girls Soccer 2016-17 and has more to surprise us in the following years.

Pulley will be moving on to play for the University of Northern Colorado bears. She believes it will be exciting to be at a higher level and take on new challenges and learn more to become a better player.

“We graduated 13 seniors last year so we are bringing in a whole new group but they are strong, competitive and smart so it will be interesting and fun to see what happens later in the season,” Pulley said.