Looking to make the comeback of the century

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The North Penn Girls team gets together to take a quick team picture after practice.

TOWAMENCIN- Finishing 4th in PIAA district playoffs last year, the North Penn Girls soccer team is ready to restore the momentum they capped off their season with last year.

With a fresh coaching staff, the girls feel they are more than ready to take on Pennridge. They are ready to better themselves and their teammates and most importantly, start off with a clean slate. Co-head coaches, Mike Rio and Mark Klemmer took over Stephon Whitby’s honorable title, with intentions of improving the Knights both individually and as a whole.

“As a program, we would like to continue to build on the success from last season. We had a fantastic run at the end of the year, which culminated in a deep playoff run,” Rio said.

As a program, we would like to continue to build on the success from last season. We had a fantastic run at the end of the year, which culminated in a deep playoff run”

— Coach Rio

Captains and starting defenders on the team, Becca Richardson and Landry Holt vow to instill the same morals and traditions within the team this year that captains Emily Schurr, and Grace Sachetti have so well enforced last year, despite the limitations Coronavirus inflicts. What’s so unique about this year’s captains, is that they have been playing soccer together since they were 8 years old. Richardson and Holt feel as though they can work through anything, as long as they do it by each other’s side. The girls have set the bar high for their team, aspiring the defeat of one of their biggest rivals, Pennridge.

“Our biggest goal this season is to beat Pennridge. We are definitely coming for them this year,” Holt said.

The loss of Grace Sacchetti, Casey Cavanaugh, Cynthia Sheehy, and so many more are notable, however, this is no setback for the Knights. The combined efforts of key returners, Becca Richardson, Landry Holt, Anna Fiore, Reagan Ertel, and Emily Varilla will hopefully clinch their spot in the playoffs.

Although the Knights season is cut short, the girls are extremely excited to get back out on the field, not having played with each other for an entire year prior to preseason. However, the knights are well aware that they have extreme competition this year, and that it is critical that they put forth their best in every game in order to walk out with wins.

“Like Rio said, no game is going to be a freebie”, Richardson said.

The Knights are eager to take down Pennridge under the lights of the ram’s turf on Thursday at 5:30, September 24th, with hopes to secure their first win of their 2020-2021 season.