Girls Soccer

‘Fearless Mama Bear’ Lisa Joel Creates Close-Knit Family  With 25 Years of Coaching Experience
Coach Feature, Fall Sports, Girls Soccer, Sports

‘Fearless Mama Bear’ Lisa Joel Creates Close-Knit Family With 25 Years of Coaching Experience

Head Coach Lisa Joel developed a love for soccer early on, playing on co-ed town teams as a child. She went on to play collegiate soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at Amherst College and then continued her passion for sports at Andover, where she began as a Teaching Fellow in Athletics and as the Andover Girls…

Allison Zhu ’19 Played for Shanghai Boys Soccer Team After Girls Team Disbanded
Captain Feature, Fall Sports, Girls Soccer, Sports

Allison Zhu ’19 Played for Shanghai Boys Soccer Team After Girls Team Disbanded

Through her relentless enthusiasm and drive for self-improvement, according to Head Coach Lisa Joel, Allison Zhu ’19 earned the title of Andover Girls Soccer Co-Captain after acquiring a spot on the team just one year earlier. “[Being elected Co-Captain] really says what her teammates think of Allison, which is: [she has a] strong daily work…

‘The Biggest Heart and Hardest Worker’: Elise MacDonald ’19 Embodies Team Spirit
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‘The Biggest Heart and Hardest Worker’: Elise MacDonald ’19 Embodies Team Spirit

Andover Girls Soccer Co-Captain Elise MacDonald ’19 grew up playing soccer after picking up the sport up at age five. She has been a member of the varsity team since her Lower year and leads by example with her determined work ethic and positivity, according to Isobel Glass ’21 and Emma Fogg ’21. Glass said,…

Emily Hardy ’20 Wins Breakaways With Fearless Outlook
Fall Sports, Girls Soccer, Player Profiles, Sports

Emily Hardy ’20 Wins Breakaways With Fearless Outlook

A three-year Upper from Boxford, Mass., goalkeeper Emily Hardy ’20 began playing competitive soccer when she was five years old. Since joining the team her Junior year, Hardy’s tireless work ethic and focused mindset have made an impact on Andover Girls Soccer, according to Co-Captain Elise MacDonald ’19 and teammate Kennedy Everson ’21. In an…

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