Senior Captain Helena Dougherty Leads the BBHS Soccer Team Through a Successful Season 

Katie O'Kane, Reporter

Since the very first day of pre season, the Braves soccer team has been pushing themselves in order to be the best they can be. Dougherty led training sessions all summer leading up to the season. She focused on conditioning and getting everyone’s technical abilities ready for tryouts. After three vigorous tryouts, a varsity team was chosen. 

Dougherty has been captain of the varsity soccer team for two years. She was the first junior in BBHS girls soccer history to be named captain. She has been on varsity since her freshman year, which is also the year the team got all the way to the state semifinals. This experience has tremendously helped her lead the braves through the 2019 season. 

“Our team had so much talent,” said Dougherty. “We knew it would be a good season from the very first day of tryouts.”

The Braves were seeing positive results throughout the first few weeks of games. Their success continued throughout a long season and before they knew it, the team was only one game away from making it to state. They faced Holy Names, a team they beat in the regular season.  

“We played so hard,” said Dougherty. “But Holy Names got the better of us in the end,” 

They fought until the very end of the game, but fell just short. Although this loss was disappointing, the team was very proud of all they had accomplished. 

“My most memorable game was senior night,” said Dougherty. “Everyone made it so special, and I will remember that moment for the rest of my life.” 

During senior night, Dougherty played one of the best games of her season and helped the team find a win. The moment the whistle blew, Dougherty burst into tears as she knew her high school soccer career would soon be over. 

“I’m so thankful for BBHS soccer and what it has given me,” said Dougherty. “I will forever treasure all the memories I have made,” 

Dougherty is so proud of the team this year and is looking forward to coming back to watch more BBHS soccer games and cheer on her former team.