The Laramie Lady Plainsmen soccer teams will be playing against the Cheyenne Central Indians this Wednesday at 4:00 and 6:00 pm on the LHS soccer field.

Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams will be playing with Junior Varsity opening at 4:00 pm and Varsity to follow.

The Junior Varsity team is coached by Mckenna Camry and the Varsity team is coached by Kim Whisenant.

Camry has been a part of the LHS soccer for three years and Whisenant has been coaching Varsity for about seven years.

“Camry is a good coach, she’s extremely patient with new member and does a great job of building a welcoming team dynamic,”JV Center Defense Reagan Kautzman said.

The last time the Lady Plainsmen played against Central, both JV and Varsity lost.

This next game is crucial in regards to how the team will line up for regionals coming up the week of May 6th and taking place in Gillette.

Teams will leave May 10th from school to arrive at regionals to compete over the weekend.

The Lady Plainsmen have played eleven games, tomorrow making twelve.

The JV have an 8-3 winning streak and Varsity has a 7-4 winning streak.

The Lady Plainsmen are currently ranked 3rd in the state according to the Wyoming High School Athletics Association.

The LHS girls soccer team has won state four times in the past ten years and always hope to take another state title every year.

“It’s been a lot of hard work and this game is really important to us,” Kautzman said.

Kautzman has played soccer for about twelve years and has played both with rec teams and competitively.

“I’m pretty nervous about playing Central again due to the fact that we didn’t do too well the last game. We’re going to have to come together as a team and work hard,” Kautzman said.

Kautzman plans to continue playing with the Laramie High School team through her senior year in 2019.

Her plans to play soccer stop after her high school career as she plans to be an orthopedic surgeon in the future.

Kautzman will graduate in the spring of 2019 after finishing her last season of high school soccer.

The soccer teams will also be recognizing their senior players at these games.

Seniors on the soccer teams include Mattie Carlson, Lexi Pulley, Sekoya Romero, Annette Hexeberg-Linna, Lindsey Meyer, and Hope Gonzalez.

These players are all part of the Varsity team and will be recognized before the start of their game.

“I think recognizing the seniors is a good way to show how they’ve helped younger teammates grow and to just give them our last ‘Thank you’ before they go their separate ways,” Kautzman says in regards to the tradition.

All Laramie High School senior athletes are recognized at their last home game events.

By Susy Villasenor