Reed City soccer player set for season

Emma McCleary
Emma McCleary

REED CITY — Soccer practices started on Monday for Reed City and players like senior Emma McCleary are ready to go.

This will be McCleary’s second official year on varsity.

“Our team really turned it around last year,” she said. “We worked hard and it was a really good season. I had a pretty decent year.”

McCleary usually plays goalkeeper and is at other positions.”

“I’m not the tallest keeper but I can get the low corners and I’m fast,” she said adding at other positions, “I’m really good at support angles and I made some goals I was expecting to make last year.”

McCleary indicated she’s a good passer and “I’m a good cheerleader to the team. I’m good at organizing and good at explaining to people where to go.”

McCleary and some of her teammates were active during the offseason.

“There’s a group of us that play indoors at Cedar Springs,” she said. “I’ve done that the last four years. I’ll also go AYSO.”

There’s only a week left before spring break. But McCleary likes what’s she’s seeing of this team so far.

“I think we have a good season coming,” she said. “It’s a good group of girls and we’ve got some talent coming.”

Andrea Pollaski is Reed City’s new coach, replacing Bryan Hall.

The season is scheduled to start at home on Wednesday, weather permitting, against Crossroads. The first game after spring break is April 6 at Shelby.