2015 Virgin Valley Girls Soccer Capsule



League: Division I-A Sunrise

Head coach: Bob Snell, 16th season

2014 record: 12-6-5 (9-2-3 Sunrise, second)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eleven (seven)

Top athletes: F Abbie Barnum (Jr.), GK Spencer Green (Sr.), MF Marlene Quirarte (Sr.)

Outlook: Barnum was fifth in Southern Nevada in goals last season with 33. Green was second in Southern Nevada in shutouts with 10.5.

“The keys to our season will be staying healthy and how well our seniors step up and lead,” Snell said. “We’ve had injuries to three of our projected starters during the offseason that set us back a little. We hope to have everyone healthy by the time league play begins.

“Our girls know they won’t be sneaking up on people this year. They will have to play with high expectations hanging over their heads. It is uncharted territory for them, but I’m cautiously optimistic the girls will respond to the challenge.”