Hutchison’s varsity soccer team will compete in the Division II AA State Championship Semi-finals on Friday, October 28.
This is the first time since 2004 that our varsity soccer team has competed at this level in the state tournament, and it truly speaks to the girls’ commitment, effort, and teamwork of the girls as well as to the leadership and guidance of our coaches.
As mentioned in a roundup of teams in The Commercial Appeal, Coach Candice Spiniolas adopted an “all-for-one, one-for-all” approach to team development activities this season that has been instrumental to our success. Along with the hard work of regular practices, Coach Spiniolas encouraged stronger relationships amongst players, resulting in improved teamwork on and off the field. Working together for the greater good has made our team more cohesive and led to greater success with every passing week. Out of the last eight games that Hutchison has played in, five have been complete shutouts in which no goals were scored by the opposing team.
“We’ve changed and grown with every passing game,” said Coach Spiniolas. “Our girls are supporting each other and working together for the greater good of the team. Because we are a more cohesive team, we succeed.”
The team plays Father Ryan High School on October 28, at 4:00 pm at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Nashville, Tennessee. If the girls win, we will advance to the Division II AA Championship on Saturday, October 29, at 4:00 pm at the same location. You can follow the team’s journey on our Hutchison Sting Twitter feed.