Severn Admirals Girls Varsity Soccer 2018
By Kennedy Smith '19
The Severn Admirals girls’ varsity soccer team has had a great start to the season. With the leadership and guidance from senior captains Danielle Drury, Camryn Levin, and Eileen Doherty, the team is just getting started. With many more games over the next month and a half, the team is striving for ultimate success and victory as the seniors make their last year count.
Kennedy Smith: What is your most important role as far as being a leader on the team?
Danielle Drury: I think that one of the greatest roles we least realize is being a role model to the younger players on the team. We sometimes forget that the younger players look up to us as captains and that the little things we do can make a difference. How hard we work and how seriously we take everything directly affects the team, whether it be during practice or in games. You can see the difference when we take things seriously and work towards a goal versus when we are taking it a little easy in our practices and warm ups.
KS: Describe one moment when you were proud of your team.
Camryn Levin: One moment where I was proud of my team was actually our last game against Saint Mary’s. The Saints were playing super dirty, grabbing shirts and yelling about different calls. Our team stayed level-headed and calm but we still matched them physically. We ended up tying the game 1-1, but everyone worked super hard while trying to keep our heads up and still playing clean.
KS: How do you think that the second half of this season will go?
Eileen Doherty: I know that our season is going to go really well. We have all the tools and skills to win the championship. Everyone contributes something to the team, not just the seniors or captains. We have been successful so far because of this. I am excited to see what we do in the future.
DD: I feel hopeful in this season to say the least. I know we lost some key players, but we have a lot of new young players that add both fun and talent to our team. Out of the four years that I have been on the team, I would say this year’s team is the best at working together. Working together makes the game even more fun for everyone.
KS: Do you have more responsibility as a captain?
ED: As captains, we have some more responsibilities than normal. We have to keep everything organized and keep the team spirits high no matter if we win or lose. It is not that much different from everyone else because everyone on the team contributes in any way they can.
CL: As a captain, I do believe that there is more responsibility. I like making t-shirts for the team and setting up drills. There is also the responsibility of being a leader to the underclassmen on and off the field. Making sure that everyone is heard is key as well.
KS: What do you do before games to get your team in the spirit and ready to play?
ED: Before games, we get in the zone by blasting music and pumping each other up. Talking to each other gets the team ready to play and excited, which is always awesome.
CL: Before home games, we usually just have a dance party in the team room, which always gets the team going. We also have team huddles to discuss our plays.
DD: Before the games, earlier in the season we had a couple little dance parties before our game in the team room. Talking and getting our team ready to play is the best part.