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2012 Season Preview

ATH11_206_HerlingerJ_T2012 LADY CAT SOCCER SEASON PREVIEW
     The 2011 Lady Cat soccer campaign held a lot of promise…However, three starters were forced to red-shirt, and the team was beset by injuries turning the year in one big disappointment.
     With the return of the red-shirts and additional depth added to the roster, fifth-year Head Coach Jim Herlinger feels the 2012 version of Lady Cat soccer should promote competition for all positions and provide coverage for any injuries.
     According to Coach Herlinger, to ensure the progress of the returning and incoming players, 10 junior varsity matches have been added to the two preseason scrimmages and the 18 regular season matches.  Players will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills throughout the season, whether it is at the varsity level or in junior varsity matches.
     With the struggles of the previous two seasons, Pitt-Johnstown will most likely be considered an underdog in 2012.  That might not be the case.  Coach Herlinger thinks this year’s squad has a great deal of optimism and determination to make this season a successful one.
     In addition, Coach Herlinger believes having the opportunity to play on Richland High School’s turf field should help the Lady Cats’ team speed during matches.
     The 2012 Lady Cats plan to take it one match at a time and hope to earn the opportunity to continue to play after the final regular season match!