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Girls soccer preview: Veteran depth makes Hinsdale Central league contenders

Hinsdale Central girls soccer fans curious about the 2013 Red Devils can feel free to whip out their 2012 rosters.

HINSDALE — Hinsdale Central girls soccer fans curious about the 2013 Red Devils can feel free to whip out their 2012 rosters.

They are virtually the same, which has head coach Michael Smith excited for this season.

"We have a strong senior group that has been on varsity since they were sophomores, so that leadership, experience and skill should allow us to be successful," Smith said. "We also have a core group of juniors that have been varsity players since they were freshmen, so we have a good group of juniors and seniors leading the way and guiding the underclasses."

With such a large group of returning players, the Red Devils hope to compete for the West Suburban Silver conference title before embarking on a deep playoff run. But for now, the primary goal is to set themselves up for success later on.

"Right now, our focus is on us and what we need to do now," Smith said. "I've made clear to all the girls that it's a process. It's a beginning, a middle and an end. Last year was a bit frustrating but we finished well and we want to replicate that with the understanding we have to buy in at the beginning."

Not only does Central have a large group of experienced returning players, but it also has a nice balance among those returners.

"Our midfielders and wingers are certainly solid, but that's not to say our back line isn't," Smith said. "We also have a junior keeper who's started since she was a freshman. They're all key components, top to bottom. I'm excited. The assistant coaches and I look at this team and there's a lot of depth. We have 18 varsity field players and if we had a game today, all 18 would play."

Team at a glance

Red Devils

Coach: Michael Smith

2012 record: 9-13-2

Top returners:

Katie Camden sr. D

Alison Cerny jr. F

Lily Chetosky jr. M

Riley Glenn jr. GK

Jenn Jarmy sr. F

Casey May sr. F

Darby Moran sr. M

Meghan Schick jr. M

Caitlin Smith sr. M

Promising newcomers:

Katy Coseglia fr. GK

Abby Gurka jr. F

Emily LaRocque fr. M

Jennifer Saviski so. D

Katherine Treankler sr. M

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