This winter, for the first time, Lockland Schools are fielding an indoor soccer team. The team was made possible through Lockland teachers Kate Miller and Shannon Fischer. They started a soccer club this fall open to all students in grades 7-12. These dedicated teachers saw a need in our students and worked to find the resources to bring this program to life.
Ms. Miller, an ESL teacher, noticed that many of her students come from countries where soccer is the predominant sport. She wanted to bring our students an opportunity to play soccer in Lockland.
This fall, Ms. Miller and Ms. Fischer have been holding soccer practice one day a week after school. Between 20-30 students come to practice regularly. One thing that was missing for many of our students was a good pair of soccer shoes. This changed through the generosity of “It’s All About the Shoes.” This local non-profit donated soccer shoes to our Lockland players. We appreciate Moeller High School and OVPL soccer programs for making this donation possible.
Ms. Miller hopes to continue to expand the program so that more students can have the opportunity to play soccer with the hopes that Lockland can field a high school soccer team in the future.