April 2016

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Girls soccer team aiming high


What rankings?

That was Mary Duffy’s reaction when told her Middleton girls soccer team began the year ranked No. 4 in the first Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association poll of the season.

“I had no idea,” Duffy said of the preseason rankings. “That is very nice that people voted for us. I think our strong runs in the postseason contribute to this ranking, and while I think Middleton will be good and we have the squad to make a strong run during postseason, this is still a new year with different kinks to work out. I do not put much stock in pre-season rankings, nor do I during the season.”

That seems wise, as the rankings themselves — especially in April — are worth less than the paper they’re printed on.

But people clearly think highly of Middleton once again this season, and it’s easy to see why.