Warrior captain having strong season with young team

Jessalyn Justice

REMUS — Jessalyn Justice is among the Chippewa Hills soccer sophomores on a young team working to build the program in its first season of Central State Activities Association action.

Justice played with the team in 2017 when it was a varsity sport but had not yet entered league play.

“It went great,” she recalled. “Our record wasn’t the best but it was still good.’’

Justice plays sweeper on defense for the Warriors. Passing and scoring has been a key role for her. She has two goals and has been working as a captain.

Keeping up with opponents’ speed has been critical.

“Even when you’re not dribbling you have to have speed to beat people” Justice said.

She’s been working on faking out her opponents with the ball.

Justice indicated the Warriors have proven they have the physicalness to stand up with other teams. Off-season soccer has been a major help, Justice said.

Soccer is her only sport.

“Confidence is important and also knowing the team has your back,” she said.

The Warriors wrap up regular-season action this week and enter the playoffs next week.


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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