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New coach has Chargers taking new approach

The Dos Pueblos girls soccer team has a whole new look under first-year coach Kymberly Williams-Evans.

Captain Nicole Gee scored the Chargers’ lone goal Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to the always-tough Santa Ynez Pirates, but Williams-Evans is bursting with optimism about the program’s future.“I’m feeling optimistic not only because we are starting fresh as a program, but also because of (first-year Athletic Director) Dan Feldhaus,” she said. “Our team couldn’t be what it is without him, because he has brought a real synergy to the program.”

The Chargers are an attacking team this year, with speed on the flanks and physicality in the middle. Williams-Evans said that a player’s individual skills will not determine as much as her overall contribution to the program.

“My impression is that in the past it was more about the individual than the program,” she said. “But I’m thinking about this year, the next year and five years from now. From the minute they come in we want them to know what is expected for them to play DP soccer. The have to be the total package on and off the field.”

And as far as Friday’s home game against San Luis Obispo?

“We’re going to win,” she said.