SHERIDAN, Wyoming (July 25, 2018)- There is a huge feeling of anticipation felt by the staff of the Sheridan College Women's Soccer program. The Lady Gens are less than two weeks away from the start of their 2018-19 season.
Coming off a record setting 2017 season that ended with NJCAA Region IX Championship appearance and only two conference losses, players and coaches are chomping at the bit to start working towards a region championship.
"We are really excited to get the girls on campus and go to work," said SC coach Mallery Hammer. "This is the first time in my tenure that we are returning a large group of talented sophomores and at the same time we will welcome a very solid 2018 recruiting class."
The Wyoming spring weather was not favorable for much practice time on the pitch. The Lady Gens were able to play only 1 of 4 scheduled spring games. Despite minimal playing time Hammer is optimistic that the efforts of the team in the weight room will have a huge payoff in the fall. "We focused on agility and quickness, a lot of jumping and a lot of body weight lifts for long and lean muscles," said Hammer.
Besides returning region standout goalkeeper Morgan Bury, and forward Hannah Ozmon, Sheridan will also add a variety of athletic freshmen to the mix. With that in mind, Hammer said one of her primary goals in August is to get the team playing as a unit.
Sheridan will open up the season at home on August 12th against Rocky Mountain College. Kick-off is scheduled for 1pm.