This year, several SJHS ninth-grade girls are playing on the high school soccer team. They play soccer games on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, and they practice three times a week for two hours at Springville High School. The girls' high school soccer team has won four games, and lost three, and tied three. They defeated Provo High School's junior varsity with a team of 8-0.
The coach of the girls' high school soccer team is Jay Mason, and his assistants are Kim Marchbanks and Mike Shulski. Jay Mason used to be head of coach for boys' soccer team. Kim Marchbanks has always been involved with high school sports. Mike Shulski was also a coach for boys’ soccer team.
According to Anna Bunnell, a ninth grader on the high school soccer team, the reason students should be on the soccer team is because it can be a great experience, it can help you build self confidence, and you can get a really good work out for it. It’s also a lot better than club and recreation team because it’s representing someone. “Soccer can be hard sometimes because we have to do it right after school, so you have to keep up with your school work. And it can also take a lot of time and effort unless you’re like committed to it,” Anna said.