SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs soccer team has completed their first week of practices and coach Mallery Marshall said they have dedicated the majority of their training to two main components — skills training and fitness.
Effective ball possession and distribution is founded on having a successful first touch, she said. Marshall added that the skill is important because a good first touch is usually the first thing a player loses when they stop playing routinely, so it has been the team’s goal to get as much time on the ball as possible.
The Lady Broncs style of play requires a high endurance level so Marshall said the girls have really been hitting the grindstone as far as fitness goes. To have a successful season their main priority is learning their system and strengthening their ability to execute it as a team.
Focusing inward and finding a rhythm is just what the Lady Broncs will be doing, she said.
“The team has unbelievable potential,” Marshall noted. “We are extremely athletic and we have a lot of speed which is an exciting combination.”
Experience and leadership on the team is something that will help the Lady Broncs be successful this year.
“Lauren Passini will have an impact for us in the back, Drew Dafoe and Gabbie Moore will be important factors for us in the midfield,” Marshall said. “Emily Julian and Robbi Ryan will be taking care of business up top. Truly we have a very well-rounded roster and all of them can and will be play-makers for this season.”
The Lady Broncs will start the season off with a home game against Riverton this Friday with JV starting at 4 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m., then head to Casper for the Jamboree on Saturday.