CARROLLTON, Ga. – We are just one week away from kickoff of the 2019 season for UWG soccer, and today we wrap up our position previews as we look at the offensive third and the forwards of the 2019 Wolves.
The Wolves return a trio of junior forwards including Jazmine Santiago who is coming off of a nine-goal season that saw her be named Second Team All-Gulf South Conference. Cole Robertson and Madison Cobb also return and combined for seven points last season.
“Jaz put us on her back last season on a few occasions, but I believe we can share that wealth this year and look for others when we need that decisive goal,” said head coach Stacey Balaam.
Sadie Prince and Hillary Resendiz are back as sophomores and will look to play increased minutes after contributing six goals combined a season ago including four from Resendiz.
A pair of true freshmen have been added to the mix in Ryelyn Wells and Cassidi Thomas and Coach Balaam expects each to add some depth to the rotation at forward. Thomas is a former all-state selection in high school and Wells scored 35 goals in her career and was named her team’s offensive MVP three times.
“It will be nice to have the forwards share the load this year and have multiple goal scorers,” said Balaam, “We definitely have goals within this group of players, and hope that makes us less predictable this year.”
West Georgia’s offense scored 32 goals last season, and will look to improve that number as well as the 7-9-3 record a season ago.
The campaign begins a week from today as the Wolves head north to Young Harris in a 2 p.m. contest on Thursday, September 5.