Previewing the fall season

Boys Soccer: 

The boys varsity soccer team is excited to get back on the field and take on the upcoming fall season by improving their skills. Junior Ben Schreiber has played soccer at CESJDS since he was in sixth grade and wants to continue to see the program grow.

“We need to get used to each other and build better chemistry,” Schreiber said.

Schreiber expressed the team’s desire to make it to the PVAC playoffs after winning three games and losing eight in the previous year. He said that the incoming freshmen can help the team increase their win total after a disappointing 2018 season.

Girls Soccer:

After an exciting season that concluded in a semifinals loss, the girls varsity soccer team cannot wait to get back on the field. The team had a dominant campaign in which they won nine games and lost only four games in last year’s season.

Junior Talia Kraner emphasized the importance of team bonding and helping each other, which she believes will be one of the key factors that could help the team win games in the upcoming season.

“I think our goal as a team is to work hard, focus, get better and win,” Kraner said.

Girls Tennis:

After a successful and energetic season winning three out of their five matches, the girls’ varsity tennis team looks to continue their success in the PVAC and dominate on the court.

Junior Tori Diamond said that the close connection between everyone on the team and their love for tennis brings the whole team together.

“What is so special about the team is that we are like sisters,” Diamond said. “We form a bond the minute you step onto the court.”

Cross Country:

The JDS cross country program has won many banners and practices five times a week without fail. Each year, these athletes look to train hard to beat personal records. They push each other to their limits in order to make a drastic improvement by the end of the season.

“I push them by pacing each other and helping each other get through difficult workouts,” junior Adam Alter said.

Alter believes that if people work hard they will get results. With the upcoming season in the fall, Alter said he is very excited to start working and set records for him personally and the team. The team hopes to improve upon their performance this coming season.

Girls Volleyball:

The girls varsity volleyball team had a great season last year, winning seven matches and losing four. They are looking forward to the coming fall where they will have the chance to compete and be successful once again in a very competitive PVAC league.

Senior Mattie Watson expressed her excitement for the upcoming season and hopes to bring a lot of teamwork and success to the volleyball program at JDS. Watson said that the team’s goal is to win games, but having fun is also important.

“This program is special to me because of the closeness between my teammates and the community feel,” Watson said.

This story was featured in Volume 37, Issue 1 print edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Aug. 27, 2019.