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Despite challenges, Seabury girls soccer pull through with MIL title

Lady Spartans head to DII soccer championships
Kainani Drexler photo
Victoria Osborne, a junior at Seabury Hall, dribbles the ball down the field during an exhibition game against Lahainaluna on Saturday.

While the Seabury Hall girls soccer team concludes the Division II Maui Interscholastic League with four wins this season, one of the three captains of the squad said they “had a lot of ups and downs.” 

Despite the small 17-member roster, with some experiencing injuries this year, junior Victoria Osborne said the Lady Spartans have still improved and strengthened as a team over this season. To compare, the boys soccer team has 33 players on the roster. 

“I think it’s not because of the lack of effort, we’re just a new team and we didn’t have a lot of girls come out,” Osborne said after their final 14-1 game against Molokai on Jan. 20.  “With what we had, we did really good.”

The team as a whole has overcome many challenges that they faced this season, like finding a new goalie. Their original goal keeper and captain Ava Kreusling left early on with a broken foot. 

“Because there was no experienced goalkeeper on our team we lost games that we should have won, even though everyone played their hardest,” said Kreusling.

Other players on the team had to step up and play a position they were not familiar with but the effort that was provided resulted in a season they all could be proud of.

“My team has progressed a lot,” said Osborne. “Over the course of the season, we’ve had girls that were so afraid they didn’t even want to touch the ball, and now we have girls who can do footwork and run forever.” 

The Lady Spartans finished the regular season undefeated against their DII counterpart, Molokai, and with a tie against Lahainaluna in an exhibition game at the Lunas’ field.

Seabury is now headed to the MOTIV8 Foundation Girls Soccer State Championships on Oahu. The tournament will begin on Wednesday where the team will play Hawaii Preparatory Academy in their first-round game.


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Ez Smith
Ez Smith, Staff Writer
Born and raised on Maui, Ez Smith is currently a Seabury Hall freshman with a passion for making art, discovering new music, and being a curious learner. He looks forward to attending university abroad, but in the meantime enjoys spending time with his two dogs. Ez plans on capturing campus life and student activities.   
Kainani Drexler
Kainani Drexler, Staff Writer / Photographer
Kainani Drexler is a junior at Seabury Hall, she has a deep passion for photography and videography. She has participated in many jobs where she provided her photographer and videographer services. She is excited to capture sporting events along with student life here at Seabury.