2021-2022 Soccer Season Preview

By Kayla Kim

Back and better than ever, the Westmont’s Girls Soccer team is looking forward to making the playoffs and playing in  an unforgettable season. The roster will include between 20 to 22 players with 11 returning varsity players. Although last season did not go as expected with a record of 4-8, Scott Hughes, head coach of five years,  is “excited to be back out with the pandemic behind us and can’t wait for us to embark on a more normal season.” With retaining the last league title in the 2018-2019 season, this year’s team is hopeful to bounce back and make playoffs once again in this upcoming season. Support Westmont’s girls varsity soccer team at their first home game against Christopher High School on December 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Westmont’s boys varsity soccer team is expecting 22 players with 13 returning varsity players. Anticipating a successful season, Coach Matt Schembri, head coach of 6 years, can see Seniors Dylan Wright, Elkin Villalobos and Junior Diego Vera leading the team to the league title this year. Schembri expresses, “I always like to temper expectations going into any year, but I’m excited about the combination of older and younger players on this team.” Even with a short season of only 12 games and a record of 6-4-2, the whole team is hopeful to reclaim the title from 2014 as League Champions. Come cheer on the Westmont Boys Soccer team at their first home game against Lynbrook on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.