JV2 soccer destroys competition


courtesy of Athletic Department

The JV2 soccer team celebrates one of its wins en route to an undefeated season.

Soccer at Hinsdale Central has always been a competitive process. People would hear the horror stories of tryouts, rumors of the dreaded pacer and the cutthroat selection process. Being a Red Devil soccer player isn’t something to be taken lightly. This year, the program decided to make selections even tougher by selecting not just one JV team, but a second—named JV2.

JV2, consisting of mostly upperclassmen, went undefeated throughout its entire season, which ended last Thursday, May 14, with a win against Benet Academy.

“We played some pretty good teams so being undefeated was a success for us,” said Sophie May, senior on the team.

Although JV2 is still a relatively new idea, the girls on the team managed to make the most out of their entire experience.

“I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I’m so glad now that they made the change,” said Gabrielle Rush, another senior on the team. “It’s been really cool getting to know the juniors and the sophomores.”

The only upset this year for the players was their tie against Loyola earlier in the year, but continuing their winning streak remained a top priority.

“I am very happy with our team’s performance this year,” May said. “I think we accomplished a lot while still maintaining the fun aspect of soccer.”

Rush added, “We had such a fun season because everyone gets along super well, but we still play hard and are competitive.”

In the end, the players believe that creating the JV2 team was one of the best things to happen to the soccer program at Central, and said that Coach Hipskind made the season memorable.

“I don’t think I would do anything differently, except for maybe a longer season,” Rush said.