Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Douglas High School girls' soccer team would have held their last home game and senior night on Tuesday, May 12.
But, because of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone knows that the school year - and student athletic programs - were cut short.
The Lady Crimson Bears beat Soldotna last year to win the ASAA DII championship.
To that end, Matt Dusenberry, the head coach of the girls' team, is recognizing them in a different way this year. He has set up a web page honoring the team. It can be found here.
"Like everyone else, things got turned upside down for us and our season," Dusenberry said. "Today would have been our last home game and senior night."
Senior Asianna Mazon contributed one of her memories to the site.
"I have been playing soccer ever since I was old enough to join the Parks and Recreation program," Mazon said. "Then began playing with JSC and that is where I met most the girls I have played with throughout my high school years. I don’t think I have one favorite memory, but If I had to choose I would say showing up to a game with my wrists wrapped and everyone thought I just got done fighting someone. My plans for next year are to attend a college in either Washington or Oregon and try to continue playing soccer in any way I can at the college I’m attending. I want to give a shout out to my parents for always being there for me and providing me with all the resources to keep playing for as long as I have been. I know it wasn’t easy but, I thank you for everything you did for me. "
The Lady Crimson Bears beat Kodiak and Kenai Central in the playoffs to make it to the championship game last season.