The 2004 soccer season for the Converse All-Stars started slow and ended in success. Bringing a young team together, with each freshmen having her own style of play and individual outlook on the game, was difficult. It took time for the team to mesh and become one unit one the field. Certain players learned new positions in order to benefit the team as best possible, while seniors Courtney Rossley and Allison Dalbec continued to play, and settle into, old styles and positions. As a whole, the team developed and came together one game at a time. It was a long process, with many ups and down, but ultimately, the outcome was one to be proud of. Having taken the 2004 season to adjust to a new school and new teammates, the outlook for the 2005 season is a positive one.
Finishing the season 2004 season 10-5-2, the All-Stars will strive to go 500 or above in 2005. Leading scorer for the All-Stars this year was freshmen Samantha Chapman with 10 goals, followed by Paige Kohler with 7 goals. Freshmen goalkeeper Katie Heos had a great season with 89 saves. Several freshmen stepped up to become intricate parts of the team’s success, as did returning players and graduate player/coach Tracy Archenhold. With both successes and disappointments in 2004, the All-Stars will look to 2005 for team both team unity and success, on the field and off.