Crimson Chronicle Reporter
Girls Soccer tryouts began on Nov. 1 led by P.E teacher Yesenia Guzman. Guzman is a former Hollywood High soccer player and has been coaching on and off for about 12 years.
Many sports did not get to play last year; however, soccer did. Despite being able to play, it was “very difficult” because it was tough “getting people on campus” and that they “even had people coming into campus that weren’t supposed to be there,” said Guzman. Though it was a rough year they have made it through and will be starting up this season once again.
Hollywood’s Girls soccer team plays for LA City Division Three and placed second in the league. “For the last six years they have been league champions four times and have always made it to round two,” said Guzman.
To meet the eligibility requirements to try out, students must have a 2.0 GPA based from students 10 week grades, have the sports packet already turned in, and have proof of being fully vaccinated. So far 22 girls have turned in their sports packets, but some are having trouble uploading proof of vaccination onto the Daily Pass.
Soccer tryouts have been extended to 6 pm today due to the ongoing dance show and play rehearsals. “I want to give everyone a chance to come and try out,” said Guzman. Skills needed for soccer are passing/shooting, dribbling and controlling the ball.
Guzman is looking for 24-30 girls for both JV and varsity.