The South Tama/East Marshall girls soccer team recently celebrated its season with a banquet in conjunction with the boys soccer program.
The soccer teams hosted their dual banquet in the STC cafeteria and had desserts along with the brief program. Head coach Bob McBain talked for a minute or two about the season before handing out certificates, letters and other awards.
"We improved every game," McBain said. "We played some very tough competition. We did not win a game, but eight of the 16 teams we played were ranked. That competition we played against was top tier. We have a promising future.
"The best game of the season we played was the very last game," he added. "We probably out played Independence, but lost 2-0. We were winning loose balls, out hustled them and out muscled them. They were bigger and faster, but we never let them get into a rhythm."
The STC/EM girls soccer team was very young this spring. The Lady Trojans had only three seniors, while many freshmen and sophomores played significant varsity minutes. McBain hopes that the experience gained this year will help in 2014.
"Next year, we will have another year of experience and we get most of the girls back," McBain said. "Hopefully we can get some eighth graders out and we'll be a very solid program moving forward."
The only awards given out at the banquet were All-Academic NICL awards. Three players earned the honor. They were Araceli Angel, Grace Kavalier and Hailee Weiss.