Madison’s Mission: Journey Back To State
As the high school fall sports season approaches, there’s a new sense of confidence surrounding the Madison girls soccer program. A wealth of speed and versatile talent returns for the Lady Rams who feel determined to improve on last year’s campaign, which won’t be an easy task.
The 2017 season was easily the best in Madison history with the team making a run to their first state final four with a 21-2 overall record. The Lady Rams finished as undefeated OCC champions outscoring their opponents 123-21 for the season, collecting nine shutouts on their way to the programs first regional title.
Only six seniors graduated from last year’s bunch which means head coach Zac Huff has the majority of his roster back for what expects to be another incredible season. Among the returning letter winners is All-American Taylor Huff, who spent most of the summer heading into her sophomore year playing with her International club and Team USA.
Taylor elected to play for Madison instead of Team USA this fall because she has a goal to win a state championship and also has her eye on the Lady Rams single-season scoring mark of 36, which she fell just two goals short of achieving as a freshman. Along with Taylor is a solid group of players that can almost all play multiple positions, a dynamic coach Huff says he didn’t really have available to him last season.
The Lady Rams will get tested in their opening match at Clear Fork on August 18, but the team is well aware they’ll have a target on their back this season so Madison should be ready for the Lady Colts best shot.