Youth soccer team fininshes season undefeated |

Youth soccer team fininshes season undefeated

Bruce Tippets

Soccer is alive and well in Craig.

The Craig Storm, a 12-and-under girls competitive soccer team, finished its season Oct. 31 and ended the year with a perfect 9-0 record.

According to coach Henry Stoffel, the Storm scored 74 goals and only allowed four goals.

“This is our second season having a 12-and-under girls competitive soccer team,” said Stoffel. “We had seven new girls join the team and we had a wonderful season.”

Members of the team were Kayloni Grinolds, Megen Cook, Jenna Cook, Brooke Archibeque, Tomar Pintt, Michelle Workman, Brittney Rummell, Sherilyn Stoffel, Jessica Uecker, Shealynn Kawcak.

Ashley Mann, Ashlee Fredrickson, Angie Charchalis, Megan Innes, Latisia Duarte and Markie Workman.

“The girls dedicated themselves to be very competitive as a team,” said Stoffel. “We don’t care who scores or the individual stats. We worked really hard at developing the skills. We look forward to next spring in playing the top teams in the Western Slope like Montrose and Grand Junction.”

The Storm played teams from Basalt, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, Vail, Ealge and Newcastle.

“Most teams in that area have two teams, but we did play nine teams and we were very successful,” said Stoffel. “We were very pleased with the girls.”

The team had a three-month season and Stoffel said the players on the team didn’t get burned out, instead they benefited from the season.

“The girls enjoyed having a long season,” said Stoffel. “We took some girls that have never played competitive soccer before and by the end of the year the girls developed to the point that they can compete with the top teams in the Western Slope.

“Our goal is to promote soccer to the younger kids and hopefully we can someday bring home a state girls high school title.”