Road to state: girls soccer faces fierce competition after winning super sectionals

With the 2022 varsity girls soccer team season coming to a close with a 2-0 loss in the state semifinals against Barrington on June 3 the Kits are looking forward to replicating their success next season.

This past season made ETHS history, with the varsity team winning the Central Suburban League (CSL) for the first time, finishing with a 21-4-1 record. In addition, Evanston won the super sectional for the first time in 20 years, securing their spot at state for the second time.

Junior Sydney Ross believes that it is due to the ability for the team to bond and take part in a “regular season”. 

“[This past season] we were able to travel to Iowa for State, make memories in the locker room and constantly play teams once with the exception of playoffs!” Ross remarks. “This past season was very memorable, and I’m so honored to be a part of this amazing team.” 

However, there will be a massive change heading into next season. With a strong senior class leaving for college, lots of younger players must step up and take the legacy left by this past year’s team, be the role models and team leaders that the Kits need. 

“The culture that [the seniors] created, it really set a nice foundation, so I’m really excited about who we have returning [and] really excited to see other players stand out and step up,” head coach Stacy Salgado comments. 

With the Kits coming off a spectacular year, and athletes already training in the offseason, this next season should be a dominating season for the 2023 ETHS girls soccer team.