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Trojans looking to defend

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Fairfield's Leone Gichure celebrates after scoreing a goal last season.
Union photo Fairfield's Leone Gichure celebrates after scoreing a goal last season.

FAIRFIELD — The Trojans ruled the Southeast Conference in boys last year, finishing with a 10-7 overall record while losing just once in the Southeast Conference. Last year, the girls were 7-7 overall and 5-3 in the league.

The Trojans lose four boys to graduation including Nicholas Frisbe, who had 10 goals and two assists, but return leading point maker Leon Gichure, who had nine goals and six assists. Last season, sophomores Eli Moore, Xavier Kapijimpanga and Juan Rojo scored six goals apiece.

The girls have a lot of returning key players: Forward-Emily McAvan, Midfielders-Clare Else, Hannah Lyons, Goal Keeper-Trisha Westphal.

Bryanna Popejoy and Kara Jeffrey both graduated.

“They were a great asset to our team,” FHS girls coach Brittany Winslow said. “This is our first season since Burlington has joined the conference so it will be exciting to play them. The conference standings were close last year and I believe it will stay the same.”

Winslow said her team is ready to step up.

“As always, we are going to continue to work on team cohesiveness and fundamentals. We will build our knowledge on game concept while sticking to the basics. Like I said, we have a lot of returning players so we shouldn’t have to do a lot of rebuilding this year.”