Logansport girls soccer coach Todd Reiff got a big win before the season even started when he found out star basketball player Whitney Jennings was coming back out for the team.
Sometimes star basketball players skip their fall sport their senior year but Jennings is playing soccer again this year.
“It’s a huge win,” Reiff said. “I know the girls appreciate that as well. As a coach you want best players and the best athletes on your team, and she epitomizes both of those. We’re incredibly blessed to have her on the team. She just adds so much to everything we do.
“I invite the local fan base to come out and watch — if you want to watch a stellar athlete — you don’t get the opportunity very often to do that around here. She is really good at what she does and she makes everybody else around her better.”
Reiff said he’s not yet sure where everybody will play yet, but that’s he’s encouraged by the level of talent the team has displayed thus far.
Goals include winning North Central Conference and sectional titles.
“We’ve got pretty lofty goals,” he said. “We play a very difficult schedule in the soccer world. West Lafayette, Harrison, McCutcheon, Plymouth and Argos, all those are quality soccer programs, not to mention Marion and Kokomo. Kokomo had a coaching change. The Marion coach went over to coach at Kokomo. That’ll be interesting. The conference will be tough and the sectional will be tough, but I think we’ve got the kids to do that.”
The Berries return a veteran group to go along with Jennings. Reiff said he’ll likely start seven seniors.
One of the key returnees is the reigning Cass County girls track athlete of the year, Ashley Spear.