Previewing an upcoming season is never an easy task. To do so properly takes countless hours of emails, observations, statistical research, conversation, and reflection. Adding onto that difficulty are challenges, such as a cancelled 2020 season and lingering COVID restrictions, making our preview preparation feel almost impossible.
Despite these obstacles, the approaching 2021 season and its participants – whether that be players, coaches, fans, or families – deserve some semblance of normalcy. Soccer in Nebraska and all those who participate deserve to be promoted. Over the course of the next several weeks, NEST will overview EVERY high school soccer program in our state. This was done to the best of our ability using all of the information we could collect.
Nebraska Soccer Talk is here to support many fantastic teams, coaches, players, fans, and referees that make our game possible. One mission of this venture is to discover and centralize newsworthy information. This can only be done in collaboration with individual programs. As a whole, our sport must better promote itself in order to grow the player and supporter pool. We encourage every team to proudly and consistently advertise itself to us and the general public. The more information available, the more our game will grow. Soccer is a game historically left behind to linger in the background in the United States. That circumstance is changing, but that change will not happen automatically. Growing and covering all aspects of our sport will take effort from all of those who love it.
Disclaimer – To prepare for these articles, a questionnaire was sent to every school’s head coach and athletic director. Many of these questionnaires were returned in a timely fashion, others were not. Nebraska Soccer Talk prides itself on equal and in-depth coverage, but cooperation is needed to meet that goal. Please consider this to be our reasoning when it comes to article length and accuracy.
Head Coach Info – Teresa Virgillito DeGeorge
Players to Watch – Anna Kidder (Eastern University soccer signee), Emma Prososki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln soccer commit)
State Status – Front Runner, Contender, Dark Horse, Up-And-Coming, Building, Too Early To Tell
Previous Season Accomplishments – 2019 Class A State Runner Up
NEST Analysis – A perennial powerhouse in Class A, Marian will be seeking a return trip to the championship game at Morrison Stadium. Dominance on the field and the development of Division I prospects has become a norm at this school. For girls seeking a high level soccer experience, Marian is a favorite landing spot. That kind of reputation tends to build on itself, such is the case here. Much of that can be accredited to Coach DeGeorge who is one of the most respected soccer minds in the Metro. Emma Prososki will be the focal point of a talented varsity team. Look for Prososki to be a top goal creator in Nebraska during the 2021 season. Expectations for this team are high within the program and here at Nebraska Soccer Talk. Omaha Marian will enter the season as the fourth ranked team in Class A.
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