Accomplishing Goals

Senior Payton Tomlinson runs down field looking to make a play. She played for the PAHS soccer program all four years of her high school career. Tomlinson said, “The thing I will miss the most about high school soccer will be the team.  I have been playing soccer with some of these girls since second grade and it will be hard to leave that part of my life in the past. The soccer team was and will always be my family. I will miss seeing these girls everyday and creating memories on the field.”

Jamilah Phillip-Johnson

Senior Payton Tomlinson runs down field looking to make a play. She played for the PAHS soccer program all four years of her high school career. Tomlinson said, “The thing I will miss the most about high school soccer will be the team. I have been playing soccer with some of these girls since second grade and it will be hard to leave that part of my life in the past. The soccer team was and will always be my family. I will miss seeing these girls everyday and creating memories on the field.”

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The Lady Tide soccer team went undefeated this season against Schuylkill County teams. This lead them to a 3-0 win against Blue Mountain in the Schuylkill League Championship. This was the Lady Tide’s first ever soccer championship.

Freshman Livia Hable said, “It was a great feeling winning the championship and making history. Just being on the great group of teammates that were there to support me and help throughout the journey and then winning a championship with them.”

First and second place in the county head to districts, not only in soccer but every other PIAA sport. Since the tide were first place in the county, they advanced to district along with Blue Mountain.

Freshman Maya Golden said, “I feel great because I was a freshman, but played enough to know I helped the team get as far as they did.”

Blue Mountain and the Lady Tide met again in the first round of district playoffs. Tide beat the Eagles, again 3-1. The Tide ended up winning it, all the way to the PIAA District 11 Championship.

Freshman Mia Maccarone said, “When I found out we were heading to the district championship I was overwhelmed with excitement and joy.  I was happy for not only myself, but also my teammates because we worked hard the entire season and proved that we could do anything we set our minds to.”

The game was held at Northwestern Lehigh against South Lehigh. The Tide ended up losing to this game 1-0.

Freshman Katie Painter said, “Even though we lost, it was a great feeling that we made it that far. Knowing I was on the best Pottsville girl soccer team ever was just the best.”

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