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.
Omaha Skutt Catholic
Head Coach – John Carlson
Players to Watch –
- Cece Behrens (University of Nebraska-Omaha soccer signee)
- Jenna Hotovy (South Dakota State University soccer signee)
- Kaelyn Reeves (Wayne State College soccer signee)
- Addyson Seaman (Clarke University soccer signee)
- Breena Whitaker
- Victoria Van Dyke
- Caroline Daub
- Tess Behrens
State Status – Front Runner, Contender, Dark Horse, Up-And-Coming, Building, Too Early To Tell
Previous Season Accomplishments – 2019 Class B State Runner Up
NEST Analysis – During the 2021 season, Omaha Skutt will not only be competing for a Class B title, they will also be contending for the title of top overall team in the state. Coach John Carlson is a highly respected coach within the state of Nebraska and will provide this program with an advantage on the sideline. On the field, this squad is bursting with talent. Cece Behrens and Jenna Hotovy are two of the top players in the state. Behrens and Hotovy will continue their soccer journey at the Division I level. Their efforts will be supported by a plethora of additional talent that is also on the roster. Watching this team will be a special treat for any soccer supporter. Coach Carlson has built a playing style that is exciting, disciplined, and effective. Omaha Skutt is our #1 ranked team heading into 2021. They hold the title of front runner for Class B girls soccer.
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