New sport coming for Cassville faithful

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

District approves junior varsity girls soccer for trial

A recent student interest meeting has led to an opportunity for a new sport at Cassville High School.

More than 30 girls signed up for and attended a meeting on the possibility of forming a varsity soccer program.

Armed with that much excitement, Doug Martin, Cassville athletic director, approached the district school board about organizing a trial run for the program.

“Right now I have 12 junior varsity games scheduled for the spring,” Martin said. “Coach [Lauren] Stepp will lead the program and if all goes well, we will have a full varsity slate next season.”

Stepp is currently the assistant boys coach and will not have an assistant this season. She will next, year as Jake Forste, the current boys coach will serve as her assistant.

“We’ve always had girls on the boys team since I’ve been here,” Martin said. “With the Big 8 growing, the junior varsity games were easy to find, and filling out a varsity schedule for 2019 should not be difficult.”

Since the Lady Wildcats are only playing junior varsity and will not compete for a district title this season, the girls that participated in the boys varsity season are eligible to play this spring.

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