Fighting Irish varsity soccer outlook

The St. Patrick Fighting Irish boys and girls varsity soccer teams have been doing very well this season so far. Each team has been staying strong and fighting for each win. Both varsity teams’ goal this year is to bring home state championships.

The varsity boys and girls team have only lost one game each. The girls lost a game to Gautier and the boys lost a game to Pass Christian. The Varsity boys soccer team captains are Chad Hudson, Ryan Adderholt, Chris Collins, and Ricardo Quintana, and the girls varsity team captains are Sydney Biggs and Maddie Moak. The next few games are the girls vs. OLA on December 7 at OLA, and on December 10, the boys and girls play a district game vs. Sacred Heart at home. The varsity soccer teams love the Fighting Irish support, so make sure to try to come out and cheer on the teams!

“I think the girls varsity soccer team is going to blow people away! We’ve worked so hard to get to where we are right now We continue to better our skills each and every day and we hope to make it to playoffs this year, which will be a first for the girls varsity team ever at St. Patrick!” – Sydney Biggs, senior

“We have great expectations for this year. We have been improving each year as a team, knowing that this year will be our best year. So far it has turned out to be true!” – Mary Cate Sliman, senior

“It’s been a rough few years, but I think we’re coming back stronger than ever with a new mindset. We’ve really learned how to work together and play as a team, so I think this season’s going to be really great.” – Ali Ware, sophomore

“We’ve become a much more organized and unified team, and I really think we are going to  see a lot of wins this year.” – Camille Seghers, junior

“The hope is to get to playoffs and then to State. We have the talent and the desire to go all the way. I’ve never seen a group of girls so close-knit and willing to fight for one another, and it translates on the field.” – Coach Zach Villarubia, girls soccer coach

“I’m really excited for senior year. The team is working really hard, and if we keep it up, we have a chance of going all the way to state.” – Ricardo Quintana, senior

“I think our team has some great talent, and we have a lot of young guys playing big roles  and guys guiding the team is the right direction. Everyone is excited about this season, and I think we’re going to make a run for the school’s fourth state championship.” – Chad Hudson, senior

“Last year was our rebuilding year. We had to figure some things out and it didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but this year we figured it out. We have a lot of young guys contributing and they are helping a lot. We have a strong senior group and I think we are going to be very successful this year. The Irish are bringing home a fourth state championship in soccer, you heard it here first.” – Chris Collins, senior

“This year, I think we have a really good chance at going to state. The captains we have for our team are excellent leaders on and off the pitch. Also it’s pretty hard to lose a game when you have the best coach on the Coast..” – Ben Hartery, junior

“We started very well. Our record is 6-2-1, and we played against a defending champion and tied them, which is a good sign. We are very hopeful that the season will go well for us, and it’s one game at a time. The boys are very hopeful and willing to play their best, especially the seniors.” – Coach Mario Camps, boys soccer coach

Boys and Girls Varsity Upcoming Soccer Schedule:

  • December 7: Girls vs OLA (away)
  • December 10: Boys and Girls vs. Sacred Heart (home) (district)
  • December 14: Boys and Girls vs. Perry Central (home) (district)
  • December 15: Girls vs. Vancleave (home)
  • January 7: Boys and Girls vs. RCS (away)
  • January 10: Boys and Girls vs. Sacred Heart (away) (district)
  • January 15: Girls vs. OLA (home) (district)
  • January 18: Boys vs. St. Martin (away)
  • January 22: Boys and Girls vs. Perry Central (away)
  • January 24: Boys and Girls vs. RCS (home)

Story by Gracie Davenport