We talked to Cassandra Herrera, senior Captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer team, to find out what her season was like this year. There record this season was 9-8, enough to get them into states. They fell short in their first game of states 1-0 against Wilton, which concluded their season. Here’s an idea of what Captain Cassie Herrera’s season was like.
- The Westword: What is your position on the team?
Cassie Herrera: My primary position is a defender but I move to center if they need me.
- W.S: Do you have any game day rituals?
C.H: Yeah, actually. We get in a huddle and say what we have to say and then spit.
- W.S: Do you find it difficult to be a captain?
C.H: It has its challenges but there is a reason why a person is made a captain.
- W.S: Who or what persuade you to play soccer?
C.H: My coach when I was a kid, Keith Segovia.
- W.S: What other activities do you participate in other than soccer?
C.H: Track & Field.
- W.S: If you weren’t playing soccer what would you be doing?
C.H: I don’t know, lacrosse?
- W.S: What were your goals in the beginning of the season?
C.H: To win our division and get far into FCIAC and states.
- W.S: What was your favorite memory of the season?
C.H: Scoring a goal on St. Joesph with a header.
- W.S: Would you have done anything different this season?
C.H: Probably encourage my team more and be a little more supportive.
- W.S: Do you plan on playing soccer in college? If so, which college?
C.H: Yes but I’m unsure of which college yet.
- W.S: Do you have any advice for the following varsity team?
C.H: “Stay Pretty” we always say. Though for every team we didn’t beat this year, go kick their butt.