The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Belfast Area High School girls varsity soccer squad:

Team: Belfast girls soccer.

Coach/years coached current team: Chris Lavalle, fifth year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 6-8, 14th in Eastern Class B. Did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Jane Ouillette (midfield, back), Amber Tapley (back, midfield), Emily Wiley (sweeper, midfield), Kate Howard (midfield), Emma Bonneville (midfield, back), Forrest Munson (goalie), Colleen Rooney (back) and Brooke Stanley (goalie); juniors Natalie Calligan (midfield), Killyan Richards (midfield) and Briana Flagg (midfield, back); sophomores Meggie Simmons (back), Grace Davis (back) and Ashley Littlefield (midfield, goalie); and freshmen Autumn Jackson (back), Brogan Leppanen (back, midfield), Hannah Ames (midfield), Meghan Larrabee (midfield) and Jasmine Harriman (sweeper).

Graduation losses: Amy Hubbard-Pease, Carly Emt, Samantha Randall, Victoria Overlock, Hayley Rae, Kaitlyn Schweikert and Emily Violette.

Significant impact players: Bonneville, Ouillette, Littlefield, Calligan and Munson.

Team strengths: Possession, passing, togetherness and intelligence.

Team goals: To have fun and get better each game.

Top league opponents: Camden Hills, Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Maranacook of Readfield and Winslow.

Outlook: Coach Lavalle said while he has a senior-laden squad, it still could be a challenging season for the Lions, with many of the players on the team delving into their first year at the varsity level.

“My hope this year, and every year, is that the girls are better at the end of each day then they were at the start of the day, or year,” said Lavalle. “I think that on any given night we can play with anyone in the league. At the same time we have the ability to lose to anyone in the league. We need to show up every single night and I hope that is what supporters will see — a hard-working, intelligent squad that believes in each other regardless of the situation on the pitch.”

Schedule:

9/2/11 – Maine Central Institute 8, Belfast 0.

9/8/11 – Gardiner 2, Belfast 0.

9/10/11 – Morse 11, Belfast 0.

9/13/11 – Belfast at Nokomis – 3:30 p.m.

9/17/11 – Belfast at Mount View – 1 p.m.

9/20/11 – Oak Hill at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

9/22/11 – Mount View at Belfast – 5 p.m.

9/27/11 – Belfast at Leavitt – 3:30 p.m.

9/30/11 – Oceanside at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

10/4/11 – Belfast at Camden Hills – 3:30 p.m.

10/6/11 – Winslow at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

10/12/11 – Belfast at Maranacook – 3:30 p.m.

10/14/11 – Lincoln Academy at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

10/18/11 – Belfast at Medomak Valley- 3:30 p.m.

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