The “Skutt Bun” Is Back

Girls' soccer kicks off the season

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The “Skutt Bun” Is Back

SkyHawk girls' soccer team of 2017

SkyHawk girls' soccer team of 2017

Photo by SkyHawk Girls Soccer Twitter

SkyHawk girls' soccer team of 2017

Photo by SkyHawk Girls Soccer Twitter

Photo by SkyHawk Girls Soccer Twitter

SkyHawk girls' soccer team of 2017

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter

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Morrison Stadium, here we come. As the winter season draws to a close, girls soccer is revving up, anxiously anticipating their new season. With almost the whole team made up of returning state champions, the SkyHawks are prepared to take on the field once again, and hopefully win back-to-back state titles.

The question that will cause the most nail-biting this year is whether girls’ soccer can take home another state championship trophy. “I think we can definitely win another state title,” commented returning senior Jess Schlautman. “We have almost all of our returners back and we picked up some very good players this year,” Schlautman went on.

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Senior Jess Schlautman (#3 white jersey) in action at state in 2016

“With the five great players that we’ve added to the team, we can go back-to-back if we keep training hard and never stop,” senior Madi McKeever added. “This team has so much chemistry that carries us through the adversity and will help us grind to the end.”

But the team’s goals go far beyond the soccer field. McKeever says, “Our main goals for this season are to grow as a team, to always have each other’s backs, on and off the field, and to win every game and get back to Morrison [Stadium].” It’s safe to say that every member of the team is ready to support her fellow teammates as their journey of this season begins.

Nevertheless, the on-the-field aspect of “being there” for teammates matters as well. Obviously rivals will emerge and challenges will be faced this season. “Elkhorn South is always our biggest rival and they are bringing back a strong team this year,” stated McKeever. “I feel that as long as we are focused every minute of every game, we can beat anyone with the talented team we have this year,” McKeever continued.

The final goals of this year’s graduating seniors are possibly what gives the team the most motivation. The fact that this is the final season of a sport they’ve played practically their whole lives makes it that much more important that they return to Morrison Stadium, where state soccer is hosted.

“My biggest excitement for my senior year is to finish my career our strong and hopefully win state,” said Schlautman. McKeever also commented, “This is my fourth year on the team and each year gets more fun. You can rely on anyone on this team, and that is a major key to success.”

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Senior Madi McKeever (#2 black jersey) taking a shot at state in 2016

Hopefully the Skutt Catholic girls’ soccer team is able to add the year 2017 to their state championship banner. McKeever concludes, “I wouldn’t want to end these four years with any other team. I can’t wait to see all the potential we have as we begin the seniors’ last season.”

Maddie Mollner

Maddie joined The Flightline in January of 2017. She is a senior this year, involved in cheerleading. Outside of school, she reads, collects flamboyant socks and hangs out in parks with her friends. You can email her at [email protected]