Warrenton girls soccer Head Coach Amy Wargowsky saw definite improvements in her program this season, as the Warriors finished 8-13 overall.
“The season went a lot better than past seasons,” she said, “but we still had our ups and downs.”
Wargowsky played with nine underclassmen this spring, but one player stood out the most.
Freshman Madilynn Lombardo led the Warriors with 29 goals despite missing time with a concussion.
Her multi-goal performance against Sullivan in late April stuck in Wargowsky’s mind.
“She had been out with a concussion and had been hesitant in her play,” Wargowsky said. “Once she scored in the Sullivan game, she seemed to be back to herself and scored six total goals in the game.”
Junior Naomi Rodriguez also made a highlight-reel play against Sullivan, a game in which the Warriors won, 7-2.
“Naomi also scored from about 25 yards out,” Wargowsky said. “I had been telling her all season to just shoot, and when she finally did, it hit the mark. So that game really brought a lot of what we had worked on together.”
Rodriguez finished the year with five goals and four assists.
Sophomore Lexi Frederick led the charge with 29 assists to go with her eight goals, and senior Mathilde Lievre added seven goals and four assists.
“I think the team improved the most with their passing and moving,” Wargowsky said, adding that she wants to see her players become more aggressive going to the ball next season.
Despite another sub-.500 season, the Warriors appear to be on the way up, as 85 percent of the offense is expecting to return next season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Bayer, who saved 265 shots this season, should also return.
“The future is looking bright for Warrenton soccer,” Wargowsky said.