CHICKASHA – Starting the season off 2-0, Leslie Bross and the Drover women are looking forward to seeing how far the experienced team can get in 2011.

Bross said the veteran team is strong across the board and that the new players accentuate an already solid squad.

“Everyone gets along really well, and we just play together really well,” Bross said. “We are very strong in the midfield … It helps you be good everywhere else when you have a good midfield.”

After playing defense her whole life, Bross has moved to a striking midfield position her senior year, and she’s excited for the new role.

“I want to score goals. I’ve never, my whole life,” she said. “I’ve always been in the back, didn’t really score goals that often, and that’s what I want to do.”

After she graduates with her biology degree this spring, Bross plans take a year off from school to give herself a much-needed study break and to marry her sweetheart, soccer midfielder Tyrone Tarbitt, before entering physician’s assistant school the following year.

Published: Sept. 15, 2011