Championship Pursuit


Avery Ah Wong

   Senior star forward Teaghan Watkins and the General McLane girls soccer team are looking to take their first D-10 championship this October. The team has placed their sights on a first place medal after falling in the semi finals the past three seasons.

     “I am looking to capitalize on my senior year and win a championship with my team,” said Watkins. She has been a major key to General Mclane’s recent success this season as well as the past three seasons. 

      Watkins says her first priority is winning as a team, but she would like to produce more than she ever has this year. A third year captain, Watkins has put up 48 assists and 40 goals in her high school career for the Lancers. “I personally would like to surpass my former personal highs in goals and assists but more importantly we as a team want to win on the biggest stage.” 

    With a 9-1 record so far, the team is in great position to take good seeding for the playoffs and achieve the goals they have placed for themselves. After a tough loss to Villa Maria Academy, the Lancers bounced back strong in their next few games against Mercyhurst Prep and Wilmington. 

     “I think the Villa game is the one circled on our calendars” said Watkins after being asked what game she was most excited for. They will face them again October 6, at Villa. There, they will look to tie up their season series in hopes to take top position in the region. 

     From there they will soon see the playoffs and get the opportunity the girls and those who have supported them are waiting for. Watkins and the talented roster of General McLane look ready to make a push and get over the hump this postseason.

    “I have a lot of confidence in myself and teammates to achieve what we want this year,” said Watkins.