Girls soccer eyes playoff run

After a strong regular season, a deep playoff push is in sight


George Koukios

The girls soccer team hi-fives after a 1-0 win against Loyola Academy on May 23, where they advanced to the sectional final

After dropping two mid-season games in a row, New Trier Girls’ Soccer is peaking at the right time. 

They have earned victories in six straight games, starting their streak against Loyola Academy on April 28. They then proceeded to beat Glenbrook South, Carmel, Highland Park, and Lake Forest, all without allowing a single goal. 

I think we have the team to make a run, and we’ve been working for this all year

— Hannah Caudill

Junior Charlotte Dellin likes the way the team is coming together. 

“With playoffs coming up, it’s definitely nice to end the season with a winning streak,” she said. “It’s a big confidence booster.” 

Only one game remains on the schedule: Niles North. While this contest will not necessarily have large implications for the playoffs, Dellin added that it would be nice to finish the regular season with a win. 

Currently , the Trevians hold a 4-1 conference record, placing them in second place in the CSL South. Evanston leads with a perfect 5-0 record, having beaten New Trier by a score of 3-0 on April 25. 

Such a conference record, alongside a 19-3 overall record, has earned the team a second seed in the sectional, placing the Trevians in a prime position to make a deep run in the playoffs. 

Honor Dold, a sophomore, is excited for her first playoff opportunity.

“I’m really looking forward to [the playoffs]. The season so far has been awesome, and I hope we can keep it going,” says Dold. 

The team, a nice fusion of youthful exuberance and veteran steadiness, has received contributions from many different players. Junior Josie Noble has been a force on offense, and senior Lida Dodge, a Purdue commit, has also been very impressive. 

However, no one is relishing the moment more than senior captain, Hannah Caudill. After having two years of her soccer career stripped from her by ACL injuries, she feels that now is the time to capitalize.

“This is really my last ride as a soccer player, so I’m hoping to make it count. I think we have the team to make a run, and we’ve been working for this all year,” exclaims Caudill.