BANGOR-- The Bangor Christian Patriots girls soccer will have a good mix of veterans and new players heading into the 2014 season.
The Patriots won two games last season. This year, they will be looking to get one of the tournament spots in class D.
"We are encouraged about this team. We are returning many veterans, losing three to graduation. There has been a good turnout of 22 girls, seven being new incoming freshmen, Bangor Christian coach Darryl Peary said. "The girls have shown a great attitude during the early part of the conditioning program. We look to have a winning record and become a competitive tournament contender."
Peary and the Patriots are uncertain who will get the majority of the time at the goalie position. Senior Sierra MacDonald, freshman Becca Boutote, and junior Ashleigh Collins all could see time at that position. Collins will also be counted upon heavily as a defensive back.
Collins and Martin will lead a solid defense for Bangor Christian. They will be supported by Amber Wilcox, Kate Jones, Boutote, and Lindsey Turtlott.
Mikella Phillips, Kate Wallenga will provide solid play and senior leadership at the midfield position. Other veterans that will get time at midfield will be Abby Thompson, Rebekah Wood, and Maddie Hall. Thompson and Hall will also get time at striker.
Jasmine Brown returns for her junior season. Brown led the Patriots in scoring as a sophomore. Alexis Thompson and Alexis Davis will also be looking for some time at an offensive position.
Other team members that will be looking for playing time include sophomores Sarah Ogan and Dominique Thomas, freshmen Kennedy Brown, Kelsey DeRoche, Cherity Diegidio, Morgan Hobert, and Caitlin Peary.
The Patriots will open the season with home games against Schenck and Deer Isle-Stonington.