2019: A historic year in Upper School girls soccer


The soccer team had seven senior members this year: (from left to right) Sophie Jeter, Nina Doody, Alexandra Bessler, Bailey Black, and Ellie Crist. Reagan Easter and Cora Shandrow are not pictured.

Abby Givens and Kaitlin Tan

On October 25, Annie Wright Upper School for Girls’ soccer bested Auburn in a 5-0 win, setting a new school record with their seventh win of the season. The team also won their last home game against Charles Wright on October 28, beating them 3-1, a big improvement from their first game against Charles Wright this soccer season in which they lost 4-0.  

This win was a proud moment for first-time girls soccer coach Alex Megson. “Our goal in the beginning was to put a competitive soccer team on the field,” he said. “The team surpassed that goal and went on a winning spree to set a new school record for most wins in a season! I could not be prouder of the team and the school for pushing one another to succeed. My proudest moment of the team was watching them come together to defeat Charles Wright on our senior night.” 

Megson would like to send the seven seniors on the team with the parting message: “Never get comfortable. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”