2015 Girls’ Soccer Preview: Monmouth

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Coach: Gary Trafton (ninth year)

Conference: MVC; Class: C

Last year: 12-2-1, lost in Western C quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Cheyenne Gray (FB), Maddie Bumann (MF), Taylor Spadafora (FB), Sammy Grandahl (MF), Sidney Wilson (F), Mikayla Cameron (G); Juniors — Haley Fletcher (F), Izzy Lewis (MF); Sophomores — Hannah Anderson (FB), Emily Grandahl (FB/MF), Abbey Allen (FB), Tia Day (F), Sarah Scott (F), Brittany Nadeau (FB).

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Key losses: Shannon Buzzell (SW), Caroline Bonenfant (F), Olivia Homer (FB).

Promising newcomers: Freshman — Kayla Brooks (MF)

Season outlook: The Mustangs lost experience on defense but still return eight starters and all of their scorers, including Fletcher, an all-state forward. Monmouth will be unproven in the back, replacing three starters. The Mustangs also have limited depth, but Monmouth can adapt well with players that can handle a variety of positions. The Mustangs should have the talent and experience to be among the better MVC teams and be a threat in the tourney.

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