FF girls looking for new leadership

17 years ago

The Fort Fairfield Lady Tigers head into the 2007 soccer season with confidence following a successful season the previous year.
Kerrie Alley begins her second year as the team’s coach and is coming off a year where her squad won a home preliminary game before falling to the eventual Eastern Maine champion Lee Academy Pandas in the quarterfinals.

    “The girls learned how to jell and how to play as a team,” Alley said. “This year’s team will have to learn how to score, and we also need to develop new leaders after losing six seniors, including the leading scorers from last year’s team.”
The Lady Tigers have a young, yet solid defensive line including returnees Kelsie Wilson, Sarah Hebert and Kelsie York to go along with freshmen Amber Wasson and Samantha Lewis. The will be playing in front of the goalie tandem of senior Kristen Hebert and sophomore Paige Beaulieu.
The midfield crew features youth and aggressiveness in veterans Courtney Churchill and Stacey McNamee and junior Keiza Bernaiche, along with freshmen Dani Shaw, Alyssa Murchison and Riley Parady.
Kaitlyn McLaughlin offers the most experience on the front line, with Rose-Mary Williams, Maryl Shaw, Kaitlyn Kinsey and Adrienne Parady also part of the rotation.
Seniors Alison Blaisdell and Danne Sanders and freshman Brooke Beaulieu will get time on all three lines, depending on the opponent and where a spark is needed.
“The keys will be their willingness to work hard and improve each day,” Alley said. “To play the game with a never-give-up attitude … to enjoy their teammates and the experience.”