One Last “Kick” for Seniors

Geena Anesta, Guest Staff Writer

Farmingdale High School is known throughout Nassau and Suffolk county for their unstoppable and astonishing athletes. When high school students think of school sports, many think of football or lacrosse. But this year, during the fall season, the Lady Dalers varsity soccer team worked amazingly well together.  They managed to end the season as conference champions with a close to perfect record.

On the team this year were 10 seniors: Geena Anesta, Julia Dell Aquila, Olivia Curry, Angie Delgais, Lexie Napolitano, Maria Krieg, Hannah Rzempoluch, Carissa Vargas, Jenn Hauck, and Autumn Cavanaugh. The 2018 seniors worked as hard as they could to make their final season a successful one. They have all been playing soccer with each other since they were 5 years old. Their chemistry on the field is what made them so extraordinary.  On and off the field, the team of 25 girls were a family. What made them so close were the endless laughs, inside jokes, and of course pasta parties. This soccer season was definitely one that would go down in the books for the Farmingdale High School.

Starting in August, the team would practice every day to improve on speed, stamina, shooting, and ball control.  Assistant Coach Dave Prazak would say, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” With that the girls got stronger every day they practiced. Their title of conference champions was earned during an away game against Oceanside. They beat this competitive team, ending the game with an astonishing 4-2 game winning score. However, this was the team they would have to face again for the first round of the playoffs. They confidently won, beating them with an outstanding 3 point win ending with a 4-1 score. When the team won their first playoff game, the whole team ran onto the field and hugged their goalie to the deafening cheers of the crowd. Unfortunately their journey came to an end when playing East Meadow, but the season cannot be considered anything but a great success.

* Photo courtesy of Lifetouch