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Mount Mercy Soccer Looking to Kick Its Way into the Playoffs

                Fourth year Coach Brittany Myers is expecting her Mount Mercy Soccer team to use its speed and leadership to attain a successful season.  The team has a combination of experience and youth this season with a total of nine freshmen and sophomores, one junior and seven seniors.

                Leading the six seniors are four year varsity soccer players Alesia Hamm (Buffalo) and Mariah Rullan (Buffalo).  Both players achieved First Team All-Catholic Honors last season.  Rullan was a top scorer for the team last season and Hamm excelled at both ends of the field.  Sophomores Gianna Lauciello (Orchard Park) and Anna Schieber (Buffalo) also return as second year starters and Myers has high expectations for both players.  Newcomers to the team, sophomore Emily Kessler (West Seneca) and freshman Mya Wood (Blasdell) are also expected to be key contributors this season.

                Myers believes that in order for the team to be successful they must continue to improve their endurance, increase their technical skills as well as their communication.  She also believes that the team can utilize its non-league games to prepare the team for its league games.

                The team opened its non-league season last week and begins league play on September 10th

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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