After scrambling to find a coach, the girls’ soccer team is ready to take the field under the control of newly hired coach and Whitney Grummon.
While Grummon is known as the resident CHS English guru, coaching girls’ soccer is not a new experience for her. She has coached soccer for 22 years, including 10 years at the varsity level atNorthMontereyCountyHigh School. At NMCHS, she had many titles and CCS contentions.
“I know that there is talent out there and that we can be successful,” Grummon says. “I am excited. I think we have the tools. I just have to put them in the right place.”
Talent is out there no doubt. Senior Jordan Ataide recorded 23 goals and 13 assists last season, leading the Padres to a record of 12-5-2. This season she will be co-captains with senior Caroline Conron.
Although talent is present, both Conron and Ataide agree that team unity is essential to winning. The captains also concur that Stevenson is a key game that must be won.
“I want to beat Stevenson this year,” Conron says. “Those losses were really tough and probably the worst part of our season last year.
With talent and the promotion of team unity under coach Grummon, the girls’ soccer team hopes to contend for an MTAL title.