With the first games of the 2018 high school girls soccer season less than a week away, the girls from Tooele, Stansbury and Grantsville are hard at work preparing for their openers.
That means getting up bright and early to beat the summer heat, starting practices virtually the moment the sun rises over the Oquirrh Mountains. At the dawn of a new season, all three local squads have a lot to look forward to.
Tooele has a speedy gamebreaker in Makenna McCloy who should keep opponents on their heels. Ditto for Stansbury forward Mackenzie Landward, a four-year starter, and Grantsville sophomore Whitney Wangsgard, who led the state in goals a year ago. All three stars hope to lead their teams back to the playoffs this year, though the path to get there certainly won’t be an easy one.