Divine Savior Academy Girls Varsity Soccer Team Records Historic First Season
By Staci Landwehr, Divine Savior Academy
The Divine Savior Academy Girls Varsity Soccer team finished their season with an impressive undefeated record of 9 – 0 – 2. What makes this accomplishment even more impressive is that this is the first year DSA has had a high school girls soccer team. The team was led in scoring by senior Sofia Vasquez (8 goals and 1 assist), who Head Coach Tyson Zarnstorff describes as a ???strong leader and very determined player.??? Other leading scorers were freshman Ghalia Riviere (8 goals and 2 assists) and junior Natasha Moreton (5 goals and 6 assists).
Coach Zarnstorff attributes the team???s success to the incredible defense of the team, led by 8th grader Regina Avendano. ???We had really good goalies, but awesome defense.??? The team only allowed one goal to be scored against them the entire season. Some teams never even had the chance to attempt a goal.
Coach Zarnstorff is very proud of this young team, which he describes as being full of ???very young, very talented players.??? Three seniors will be graduating from DSA this year, but the rest of the team is made up of mostly underclassmen. There are even two middle school girls on the team.
???All the girls really worked hard this year and learned a lot. I could tell them something in practice and they would take it right into the next game. It would be very difficult for me to choose a most improved player for the season because they all improved so much,??? says Zarnstorff.
Because Florida High School Athletic Association rules call for a first year team to be on probation, the successful team was unable to participate in the post season tournament. But watch out for the DSA Girls Varsity Soccer team next year!
Located in Doral, Divine Savior Academy provides PreK3-12th grade students with college-prep academics in a Christian environment. To learn more, attend DSA???s Spring Open House on February 7 at 7pm to meet administrators and teachers and to tour the campus. Schedule a private tour online at DivineSaviorAcademy.com.