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Mckenna Schwarz continues her long youth soccer career at LRHS.

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH) – As a freshman coming into LRHS, Mckenna Schwarz knew she wanted to be a varsity soccer player. Being a freshman on varsity can be nerve racking and a little intimidating, but it is also very rewarding.

During tryouts Schwarz proved herself good enough to play with the varsity team.  She plays center outside midfield for the Mustangs.

Schwarz said, “I was a little nervous at first but extremely happy and excited. I couldn’t wait for a great season with the team.”

Schwarz was not the only freshman to make the team. Freshmen Reagan Gross, Karla Murilla, and Krystal Parra all made varsity.

Sometimes when an underclassman makes the varsity team the upperclassmen don’t welcome the freshman nicely. That’s not the case with the LRHS girls’ soccer team. Schwarz said, “The upperclassmen have been super nice, supportive, and welcoming. I love being a part of a team with them.”

So far this season, Schwarz has enjoyed the experience. She said, “I have two favorite parts about the season so far. I enjoy spending time with my team, and I love the excitement on gameday.”

Not only does Schwarz play soccer, she also gives back to the community by coaching an Under-5 youth soccer team. She is a successful athlete who focuses not only on sports, but also on her grades and giving back to the community as well.

The season is not over yet, and Schwarz is looking forward to the rest of the games as well as competing in the playoffs.

“I am looking forward to playing a lot of games and seeing how far our team goes,” Schwarz said.

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