Although the St. Pius X women's soccer season ended in a loss (penalty kicks), the future looks bright as there were many positive takeaways from the 2017-2018 season. SPX reached a 6-8 overall record, which is exceptionally noteworthy considering a winless 2016-2017 season. The Panthers were led by seniors Clarissa Arguelles, Ashley Dalton, Imani Elloitt, and Rianna England.
"Each of the seniors made a positive impact this season," Coach Nick Young said. "Arguelles was the heart and soul of our squad and always left everything on the field, every game. Dalton was our defensive captain, providing leadership to the two freshmen starting with her, while continually winning one-on-ones with the other team's striker. England was our steady-as-she-goes midfielder with great poise, who led our midfield attack. Elliot was a sparkplug on the front line, consistently harassing opposing defenders and providing stress to the opposing team's back line."
The SPX women's soccer team was composed of 20 players, consisting of 14 freshmen and sophomores. These young women provide an excellent foundation for the upcoming seasons.
The Panthers leading scorer, sophomore Morgan Squires, should continue to make her presence felt as one of the leading scorers in TAPPS. Freshmen defender Emma Huntington, freshman keeper Lora Tresco, and junior defender Madison Mosley will also be back to solidify the SPX defense for the 2018-2019 season.