End of the road
Erin Johnson, La Porte senior, is planning on making an impact on and off the field for her final year at LPHS.
During the summer, Johnson made the decision that she would make her last year her best one and managed the complicated task of working a summer job while training for the season. Johnson stayed true to her goal by attending morning conditioning every other day and having skill practice and scrimmages almost every night with some of her teammates.
Johnson has been playing soccer since the age of six and has been a three year varsity starter ,which started with her being a floater her freshman year. She primarily plays midfield and forward, but she is willing to play wherever the coaches need her. Her focus is on doing what is best for the team.
Johnson lives by the motto, “You miss every shot you don’t take,“ and Johnson is taking this quote to heart with her season goals–having a winning record while going as far as possible in terms of Sectionals, Regionals, Semi-State, and State tournament.
Although she isn’t a captain, Johnson is a leader by encouraging her teammates and making sure none of her teammates are left behind.
“I think everyone has an important role or part they fit on the team though,” Johnson said.
The girls’ soccer team has been working hard to become a formidable opponent in the Duneland Athletic Conference. With the lack of athletes in the program, they are struggling to fill two full teams. Even with the lack of numbers, the team is determined to show up and compete at its highest level each time. Regardless of the final score, they will fight as one.
“I think we’ll come together and work together as a team, and it’ll be a close and connected year for us,” Johnson said.
According to Johnson, school and soccer haven’t been too bad together, but with her taking advanced classes it’s going to be a challenge, but according to her it’s not anything that she can’t handle. She had recently applied at Indiana University and Purdue University for pre-med or pre-vet med, but that depends on which internships she gravitates to this year.
Come out and see LPGS take on Plymouth High School on September 10th at the Kesling Park Complex at 4:30.