Women’s soccer prepares for 4th season

BY BONTA HILL
EDITOR

Women's soccer Coach Cunningham lead players Matesha Cheatham (left) and Monica D'Amario (right) in practice drills. LYNNETTE SHEPPARD / GUARDSMAN

Women's soccer Coach Cunningham lead players Matesha Cheatham (left) and Monica D'Amario (right) in practice drills. LYNNETTE SHEPPARD / GUARDSMAN

Four years ago, the City College woman’s soccer program was like a baby just being born, new to the world. Now the Rams are learning how to walk, and play together as one unit. That was a far cry from when this program first started.

“When I first got here, it was hard to get kids to come out,” said Coach Cassandra Cunningham, who also coaches the woman’s tennis team. “This year we had the biggest turnout since 2005, and that can be taken as a positive.”

Although the Rams are struggling to show their improvement in the win-loss column, the program is on the upswing. This year members of the Rams team participated in soccer clinics and summer leagues.

One difference Cunningham says is the accountability the players are taking, being responsible for their own personal actions.

“I expect them to raise the bar, be on time, focus on practice, and I expect them to be here because they chose to be here,” says Cunningham.

With the help of assistant coach Nick Charilagi, these Rams are expecting to win more, and achieve success this program has yet to see in its first four seasons.

Author: Online Editor

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