Soccer Sisters

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Emily Waterhouse, fr., Kaylee Waterhouse, fr., and Alissa Waterhouse, sr., before practice.

Jenna Anderson, Writer

While most people don’t get the opportunity to play sports with their older siblings, the girls varsity soccer team has many sets of sisters who get to play along side each other.

Alissa Waterhouse, sr., plays with her freshman sisters, twins Kaylee and Emily.

“I kind of had a feeling I would be playing with them this year because they’ve been playing club soccer all of their years and they’re really good players, so I thought that they might have a chance on varsity with me,” Waterhouse said.

Riley Hull, fr., gets the privilege to play with her sister Alexis who is a junior.

“I didn’t think I was going to be on varsity because the coach was only looking for 16 for the team and already had 14, so being one of the two to make varsity seemed impossible,” Hull said.

Kenadee Dekko, so., has played with her sister Kasey, sr., for two years.

“I enjoy playing with my sister because we are always so busy with other things, so it’s awesome to be able to come together and spend time together doing something we both enjoy,” Dekko said.

While playing with your sibling is fun, it can be more convenient for the family as well.

“Having them on the team helps because my parents only have to come to one game and I don’t have to make the extra effort to go to their game, I can just watch them during mine,” Waterhouse said.

With many siblings on the team it’s easier for the girls to get along and bond.

“I think a common theme throughout our team is being a family and having so many sisters just helps our bond even more. Obviously every pair of siblings have their issues, but at the end of the day its about being a team and we all know that,” Dekko said.

Not only does this help the team chemistry, but it also helps them during a game. The girls know how each other play, making the game flow easier.

“Having a good team bond makes our game on the field a lot stronger and connecting passes in between us is a lot easier,” Waterhouse said.