Women’s soccer: A season for the books

The season for the women’s soccer team has reached its conclusion. It was a season full of ups and downs for the team and they ended with a great record, a play-off appearance and a great core of leadership for next year’s team. Led by Head Coach Tao Shen, the team ended its 2012 season with a 7-5-4 record in the regular season and an appearance in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges play-offs.

The team started the season on a roll with six wins in their first seven games, but then fell short, only winning two more games the rest of the season including the play-offs.

The team had a lot of strengths including strong leadership, strong chemistry and a drive to win every game. Leading players included sophomore forward Gabriella Rodriguez who has been a constant leader on the team. Sophomore Grace Hamilton, who was nominated the team’s “Most Inspirational Player,” freshmen midfielder Tatum Ross who was named to the all-star team as a mid-fielder and Ashley Hernandez who was also selected to the all-star team as part of the defender team rounded out the squad.

The team has a strong core of freshmen that are ready to lead the team to a championship after being eliminated in the first round next year. Shen said, “We expected to make the play-offs this year, but we wanted to at least make it to the semi-finals.” The team hoped that they would do better, but know that they had the potential to win a few more games then what their record shows. They know that having a more experienced group of players next year will be the edge BC needs to bring home an NWAACC title.