GatorPress – Lady Gator Soccer Kicks it in Gear

By: Genene Carter– September 27, 2018

The Shreve Girls’ Soccer season doesn’t start until November, but the girls on the team have been practicing since May, and they are very excited and feel that they are well prepared for this season.

Prior to normal practices, which haven’t even started yet, the girls practiced throughout the summer and have been attending conditioning regularly.

“We practiced about four hours a week during the summer,” said Reagan Titus, a Freshman who will be trying out this year. “That way, none of us got out of shape, and we got to know each other, too.”

Soccer has always been very important to Reagan. She played recreational soccer for ten years and began playing competitively last year.

“I’ve been playing soccer since I was three,” she said. “It’s a big part of my life.”

She is very excited to continue playing soccer this year and hopes to grow in her skills and knowledge.

“I want to learn more and get to know people,” Reagan said. “I’m just excited to play the sport that I love.”

She is also glad to be able to represent Shreve, and she is especially supportive of everything Coach Thompson has done for the team.

“Gators are awesome!” Reagan said, when asked why she wanted to play for Shreve. “And we have a great coach this year. Coach Thompson really turned things around.”

Tryouts will be held in October, so be sure to check out the results next month! There they will determine the top twenty players who will be on varsity. All the girls who don’t make varsity will automatically be put on the JV team. Of course, Reagan hopes to play varsity this year, which is a big accomplishment for a Freshman. However, she is definitely up for the challenge.

“I feel like it gives me more to prove,” Reagan said, when asked why she wanted to pursue varsity. “I’ll have to really push myself to get better.”