October 20, 2021
The Baldwin girls soccer team has been struggling the past few seasons and this year has been more of the same. But the players continue to work hard and stay motivated.
Junior Olivia Seiler is in her third year on the team and she sees improvement, in both skill and fitness. She said she wishes everyone could understand all the hard work the team puts in, instead of only looking at their record.
“Although the results may not show it, we are doing a lot better,” Seiler said. I know the outcome isn’t going to be how we want it to be” — Megan Leary
I know the outcome isn’t going to be how we want it to be”
— Megan Leary
Seiler said she can’t wait until the team’s efforts and hard work finally show. Personally, her motivation always comes from the team.
“It’s pretty much my teammates. I feel like they keep me motivated and keep me happy,” Seiler said.
Senior Megan Leary, who is in her fourth and final season for Baldwin, agreed that the team bonds are important. Leary said the team trusts each other more than they ever have in her four years of playing.
“Our team is very close and I think that definitely helps with how we play,” Leary said. “We’re playing smarter.”
Baldwin’s section includes some tough opponents.
“We’re not a bad team. We just can’t compete with the teams we play against,” Leary said.
She said the close loss to Bethel Park was the toughest for the team so far. The Highlanders are looking forward to playing them again.
As a senior, Leary is in a leadership role, which has changed her perspective of the game.
“I know the outcome isn’t going to be how we want it to be,” Leary said of this season. “Just playing with my teammates for the last time is kind of what motivates me to keep going.”
Despite this struggling final season at Baldwin, Leary still loves the game and will continue playing soccer after she graduates in college.