The Jamestown Community College women’s soccer team will be looking to turn things around under interim head coach Tyler Beaton for the 2022 season.
“I am very happy to return to lead these great female student-athletes,” said Beaton. “Gaining that experience last season was very helpful in my development as a manager and I will be looking to see that transfer on the pitch.”
Beaton will look to lean heavily on the latent freshman team with sophomores Yuribeth Castro (Dunkirk, NY/Dunkirk High) and Holland Isaacson (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown High) returning to the fold.
“The return of Yuri and Holly this season gives us a starting point,” said Beaton. “It gives first-year players someone to look up to and having someone who has played at the college level is extremely helpful. They are both good competitors and good examples of our expectations in this team.
The bulk of the team is full of local talent, including Ireland Hagglund (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove Jr.-Sr. High), Sienna Collins (Ripley, NY/Chautauqua Lake Central), Brynne Conley (Lakewood, NY /Southwestern Central), Sheala Barresi (Westfield, NY/Westfield Academy & Central), Erin Nolan (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove Jr.-Sr. High), Reagan Chitester (Frewsburg, NY/Frewsburg Central), Aliya Graham ( Jamestown, NY/Jamestown High) and Raena Bird (Jamestown, NY/Frewsburg Central).
The rest of the team is made up of a pair of South Africans Tarryn Meyer (Fourways Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford Lonehill) and Jolize Beukman (Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa/Hoerskool Zwatkop).
“Our first-year players have adapted very well to the pace of play in pre-season,” said Beaton. “They came prepared, they are very cerebral players who have no problem translating what they have in mind into their game on the court. the world has a great understanding of the game and how it should be played.
The Jayhawks will compete again in a very tough Region 3 schedule as they host Finger Lakes CC to open the season Wednesday at home before heading to preseason No. 5 Genesee CC on September 7.
“Having a strong team like Genesee at the start of the season helps us know where the bar is to know where we need to go,” said Beaton. “It will be a good learning experience for us at the start of the season and I’m delighted to see how we handle the game.”
After playing Genesee CC, JCC will host North Country CC on September 10 before road tripping to SUNY Broome CC on September 17 and Mohawk Valley CC on September 18. The Jayhawks will close out September with two more home games that wrap up a trip to Niagara County CC on September 24.
To kick off October, JCC will be heading to SUNY Adirondack on October 1 and Hudson Valley CC on October 2. The Jayhawks will close out the regular season with three of their final four home games.
For a full list of the schedule and times, go to jccjayhawks.com.