Girls Soccer Finds Success (By: Olivia Patterson)


Last year, according to the team, was a year to forget for Butler girls soccer. They struggled through the season and only won six games. A change of coach has brought new life back into the program and the results speak for themself. The team has won six more games in the season than a year ago, due in large part, to new head coach Chris Hodson and assistant coach Mike Harper.

​Both coaches have brought structure and energy back into the program. This isn’t  the end of the process for the two new coaches: Coach Hodson hopes to work his way up to a college coaching position, in addition to coaching Butler. He played college soccer for four years.

In addition to new coaches, new senior players Kayla Groves and Jameela Young have brought a new intensity to the team. Kayla took on a goalie position that was left vacant on the squad. She has a pair of shut outs on the season and has been a force on defense. Let’s not forget about our returning seniors who have learned alot this season and bring a valuable outlook to the team, one of experience. These seniors include Victoria Golladay, Bri Stebbins, Erielle Allen, and Illa Daunis. Stebins leads the team in scoring and Allen is not far behind.

Following in the footsteps of these seniors, on October 9th the girls took home yet another girls soccer district championship leaving them at 11-6 in the season thus far. Groves, Stebbins and Logsdon all were named to the All-District Tournament Team. Next, they will go to battle in regionals, hoping to add to their already impressive season.
When asked about the experience, Coach Hodson replied, “We surely proved the labels wrong and showed ourselves, our fans and our opponents that we mean business and are here to play with the best of them.” Well with coaches like this and players leading the way, the Bears are a force to be reckoned with.