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Foster Midfielder, Hannah Bolin
AFTER GOING 23-4-1, THE FOSTER GIRLS FINISHED THEIR REGULAR SEASON BY SETTING ANOTHER SCHOOL RECORD. THEY ACCOMPLISHED THIS WHILE ALSO CRUISING TO THE DISTRICT TITLE WITH A RECORD OF 15-1. LEADING THE FALCONS WAS SENIOR MIDFIELDER HANNAH BOLIN, AND SHE BELIEVES HER TEAM HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCED HER GAME.
“They [Bolin’s teammates] have really helped me to push my limits,” said Bolin. “I’m a lot more outgoing, a lot more energetic. I’m a better leader because of them. The people that you meet, the coaches that you meet, really help you to grow as a player and a person. That’s really what’s been keeping me in the game.”
Following their historic regular season, the Foster girls moved up the postseason brackets by defeating Sharpstown (9-1), Barbers Hill (6-3), and Sante Fe (2-0), before ultimately falling to Magnolia in the Regional Semifinals by a score of 2-1. Despite their defeat, the Falcons should appreciate the impressive level of performance their squad achieved, especially that of Bolin—the team captain.
A varsity player since she was a freshman, the veteran midfielder enjoyed her best season by earning first-team, all-region honors, as well as her second consecutive Lamar CISD Midfielder of the Year Award. Furthermore, Bolin’s experience with Foster and her club team, Albion Hurricanes FC, has allowed her the opportunity to continue playing.
“I progressively kept getting better and I got to the club where I’m at [AlbionFC],” Bolin explained. “From there, I did some Showcases, and I was able to get recruited and ended up committing to Sam Houston.”
2022-23 Foster Girls Soccer
Considering that this is Bolin’s final season at Foster High, it's understandable that there may be some bittersweet memories.
“It has helped to build my confidence,” she said. “Getting to be with your teammates and having great experiences, from fun bus rides to team dinners, I will never forget this time.”
2022-23 Klein Forest Boys Soccer
The Klein Forest Golden Eagles Boys' Team has high expectations for 2022-23, after reaching the playoffs, last season, with a 4th-place finish in the district (7-6).
The Eagles’ season came to an end with a 3-2 loss to Cypress Ranch in the first round of the postseason.
“We have a golden generation coming through KF this year,” sixth-year head coach Roger Ramirez said. “This group of seniors has been playing varsity for three years and have great chemistry. They are very coachable.”
Captains Cristian Cañas and Javeth Figueroa set the tone on both sides of the ball.
Klein Forest's Cristian CañasBradley C. Collier (VYPE)
“Cristian wants to be the leading scorer in the district and displays intensity and mental toughness,” Ramirez said. “Javeth has great timing with defensive tackles, a good touch, and vision to help build from the back.”
Ramirez also mentioned Fernando Villarreal and Joshua Reyes in the midfield; Diego Martinez and Marvin Juarez on defense and Alex Discua in goal are tremendous players back in the nest.
“Our kids love to put on the KF jersey and represent their community,” he said. “They want to put KF soccer on the map.”
2022-23 Klein Forest Girls SoccerBradley C. Collier (VYPE)
The girls struggled through a 0-12 district campaign but continued to battle and compete. Coach Juan Loera is building his culture and girls are buying in.
“It ’s all about chemistry and grit for us,” he said.“We don't want to be the underdog in the district anymore. We are trying to create some chaos, build perseverance, win a few district games and go from there.”
The strength of his team is the defense led by Alexandra Aguilar and Nadine Sanchez, while Alejandra Romo looks to provide a spark on offense.