LHS Varsity Soccer Coach Looks Toward Next Year

Logan Alker, Reporter

Leominster High School’s soccer team had a great season last year. They ended up in the final 8 in the state tournament, being undefeated during the regular season. 

Although they had great success last season, Leominster still can get better.

This year LHS will face a more challenging schedule for fall 2022. 

Leominster already had one of the most challenging schedules of any other team in Central Massachusetts because they play in the Mid-Wach A Division with schools like Algonquin and Wachusett. 

They also play St. Johns, which is always one of the top teams in the state.

New teams next year will present new challenges. Teams like Ludlow, who has won the most state championships (10-2-6), Brockton, who was also undefeated last year (13-0-1), and BC High, who plays in the powerful Catholic Conference (10-5-2).

These teams will pose a difficult challenge for LHS in the 2022 season, but the coach said it will prepare them for playoffs. 

Playing these teams will also raise their power rankings. After Speaking to Coach Steven McCaughey, he is excited about the new schedule. 

“I’m excited about the changes to the schedule as our program is always looking to take on new challenges.  This will certainly be the most difficult regular season schedule we have ever had, but I believe my players will rise to the challenge. This schedule will make us more prepared for the State Tournament.”

Doyle Field Athletic Stadium (Photo source: City of Leominster)