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Varsity Soccer’s Season Ends in the District Quarterfinals


Credit to Avery Witherbee

A player from North’s JV soccer team kicks the ball during a game on Oct. 19

By Tony Biondo

Francis Howell North Varsity soccer played 23 games this season and finished with a record of 11 wins, 1 tie, and 11 losses to come out of the season with a .500 winning percentage. The Knights record improved from last year’s record of 6-11. The team had improved results against teams like Francis Howell Central and Fort Zumwalt East. 

“It was a great season and I was glad I was able to play with this team and the seniors before they left,” Goalkeeper for FHN varsity team Jack Stover said. 

The Knights team chemistry was unlike any other season before, the teamwork and respect the players had for each other propelled them to win tough results and have each other’s back when the team needed to bounce back. 

“The team chemistry was great,” Junior Carter Schroeder said. “It probably couldn’t have been better. Almost everyone on the team has been playing with each other for four years and some even longer. It helped us win games because we all knew each other’s play styles and what to do. It boosted our skill upwards as a team.”

Though the Knights season ended in the district quarter finals in a 5-0 loss to SLUH, this season was a big step forward for the program as more underclassmen stepped up and filled big roles. More specifically, Freshman Mo Huff and Sophomore Sam Wilson. Wilson was thrilled to be part of this squad this year.

“It was definitely an adjustment,” Wilson said. “I had to play faster, be more mindful when I had the ball, and my mistakes were more impactful. I feel like the first game I was nervous, and didn’t play that well, but once you continue to play and practice, I realized that it is still the same game and I was able to be more confident and work better with my teammates.”