Writer Tom Scanlon
Rick Klein may be in his first year coaching the Boulder Creek High School girls’ soccer team, but you’ll get no coach speak from him, no, “I have a very talented team, we’re just going to play hard and take it one game at a time.”
Klein is fired up about these Lady Jags and is anxious to watch them tear up the playing field.
“Our team is stacked!” Klein exclaims. “We have eight Elite Clubs National League players and the rest are top level state league club players.”
Klein, taking over for previous coach Natalie Schmidtke, has a group of scholarship-winning stars led by Angela Boyle, Kyle Escobedo, Shelby Stewart and Natalie Stephens. Boulder Creek girls’ soccer was just an afterthought until the 2011-12 season, when these four talented players, then freshmen, stepped onto the Anthem playing field.
Led by the first-year kids, the Lady Jaguars doubled their win total from the year before, going from an 8-8 record to a sparkling...