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Rock Canyon varsity girls soccer sets the stage for huge season

These 19 players chosen for this year’s team represent the best of the best of
talent spread across each age group and they make the games exciting to watch.

By Amy Shanahan; photo courtesy of Visions Photography

With eight wins and only one loss, the Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) varsity girls soccer team is already on its way to a spectacular season. Last year the team took second place in state, placing them in the top four for the second year in a row. With 13 returning players from last year, the team is poised for success.

The team has four seniors who will be attending college in the fall, with three committed to play division one college soccer. Castle Pines Village resident junior Alex Vidger is one of the 19 players chosen for this year’s team. Vidger has played varsity soccer since her freshman year and committed to play at the college level at the University of Colorado when she was only a sophomore. “It means so much to be able to represent my school and play soccer,” remarked Vidger. “I feel really grateful to play with such mature and talented players.  They push me every day to make me work that much harder.  I love all of my teammates!”

RCHS social studies teacher Mat Henbest is in his fourth year as the varsity girls soccer head coach and is very excited about his team’s success thus far. “The road to the playoffs is a journey,” remarked Henbest. “We are taking each team on one at a time, and hopefully our journey will end with another state championship game.  But, we are excited to see what the season brings.”  

Henbest encourages fans to come out and see the team play. “Please come support the team as many of the local games are at Rock Canyon or Shea Stadium,” stated Henbest. For a listing of the schedule, visit



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