The Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team has been displaying sensational hustle, determination and enthusiasm. The Blue Devils have been highly competitive in the opening set of games and go into each contest with an impressive degree of confidence.
Coached by high school physical education teacher Maria Canino, the squad features many experienced players along with several newcomers to the program.
Huntington junior varsity girls' soccer coach Maria Canino.
The roster includes freshmen Casey DiGioia, Katherine Estrada-Morales, Emersen Evans, Julia Henderson, Yuliana Hernandez-Perla, Jada Joseph, Caroline McGreevy, Lily Mitek, Riley Murtagh and Reese Rinaldi; and sophomores Sana Amin, Abagail Baade, Yancy Chicas Interiano, Yanira Gregorio Ramirez, Gabriella Miller, Jillian Panos and Neha Rathore.
“Considering this year’s circumstances, I couldn’t have asked for a better season so far,” Ms. Panos said. “We are all just so glad we get to have a season this year. We have many new members this year and everyone is working hard to make the best out of the season. We are still adjusting to playing together as a team and getting to know each other, but I believe that this year we will show a lot of improvement throughout the rest of the season.”
The Blue Devil JV has already played a series of exciting games and many more remain on the schedule over the next month.
The team has faced its challenges with player donning masks during practices and games and following a long list of safety protocols to help keep everyone safe, including temperature checks and daily health screening along with equipment sanitizing and distancing.