In his first season as varsity coach, Welter led the Stallions to a 10-9 record, the first winning record in program history. The upward trend continued last season with Stallions making the playoffs and finishing the season with a 14-5 record. With a strong core of returning players, San Juan Hills hopes to reach the playoffs again in 2017. Coach Welter provided five things to know about the 2017 San Juan Hills Stallions.
- Experience will not be a problem for San Juan Hills in 2017. The Stallions return 10 starters.
- Amongst those returning starters are five players who accounted for over 200 points last season. Junior Taylor Austin (36 goals, 10 assists), junior Bridget Cain (32 goals, 7 assists), senior Elena Guillen (43 goals, 4 assists), senior Hannah Miller (48 goals, 14 assists), and Claire Welter (13 goals, 8 assists) are capable of putting up big numbers again 2017.
- The Stallions will miss the leadership of Journey Fischbeck. Fischbeck scored 90 goals last year and earned Sea View League Player of the Year honors. She is now playing NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Butler University.
- San Juan Hills moves from the Sea View League to the South Coast League in 2017.
- The schedule will be tougher in 2017. The team’s goal according to Welter is to “be competitive in new uber-competitive South Coast League.” All told, the Stallions have 16 games scheduled and 11 of them are against playoff teams.