John Burroughs High School Girls Soccer 2023-2024 Season Preview

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The John Burroughs Bears are fresh off a season where they finished 3rd place in the Pacific League as they look to build off a 13-7-1/9-4-1 record. Heading into the new season they look to challenge defending Pacific League Champion Arcadia for the crown. The Bears are led by veteran head coach Brady Riggs as he’s tasked to build off of a 2nd round exit in the CIF Southern Section playoffs to Saint Genevieve, and it’s apparent the team has lofty expectations.

Under Riggs, the coaching staff features Robert Sanchez (Associate Head Coach/Head JV Coach) and assistant coaches, Louie Bredia, Laura Sage, Ryan Espinoza, and Briana Castillo. The players on the lookout for the upcoming season are junior Quiana Laughlin (returning all-league first team) as she led the team with 14 goals last season along with seniors, Gracie Gomez, Jailyn Turner, and Nadia Aguliar.

The Bears begin the 2023-2024 season with a home game against Cleveland High School (Reseda) on Tuesday, November 14th with kickoff slated for 3:45 PM. “I’m excited but it’s far enough away still that I’m not looking ahead to the games as I’m just focused on getting the team ready,” Riggs said. He expects returning all-league player Quiana Laughlin to have an even better season than she had last season because he admits that Laughlin became a more complete player now than at the end of last year. 

The strength of the team heading into the new season is goal-scoring, and this team is expected to be one of the top goal-scoring offenses in the league. Other key dates to keep an eye on are when Burroughs will begin Pacific League Play against Glendale on Tuesday, December 5th along with games against Burbank on Friday, January 12th at Burbank High School and then again on Thursday, February 1st at Memorial Field (John Burroughs High School). Be sure to tune in all season long for coverage of the 2023-2024 season of John Burroughs High School girl’s soccer.

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