The Crismon High School varsity girls soccer team kicked off its inaugural season last week, gaining its first win in school history and that of the season.
Coach John Roberts guided the lady Rattlers to the 5-2 win over Coolidge on Nov. 28. Their next game is this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5:45 p.m. at home in Queen Creek against the NFL Yet Academy.
"Our vision for the future of the Crismon women's soccer team is to compete at the highest level in the state," Roberts said in May after he was hired by the Queen Creek Unified School District. "We believe that our goals for this program are realistic and extremely reachable."
Roberts has coached soccer for over 35 years; including numerous region titles, six runner-up and one state champion title at the high school level; three state titles and four state runners up appearances at the club level. He has been awarded multiple coach of the year awards, including Chandler Unified School District, region, state and United Soccer Coaches Coach of the Year. He's a nationally certified coach who has had multiple players go on to play college soccer and join professional teams.