Last week, the women’s soccer team at Franklin Towne Charter High School headed off to compete for their third consecutive championship in the Philadelphia Public League Final.
Although the FTC soccer program is 10 years old and a championship winning team, they faced challenges against other longstanding programs in the Northeast.
Head coach and 2012 Southeastern PA Soccer Association Coach Of The Year, Brianna O’Donnell, has been with the Franklin Towne soccer program for five years and is working hard with her women to accomplish their goals.
“Being able to compete with premier high school programs is something we are working to achieve,” said O’Donnell.
The teams’ current Public League record is 12-0 and has an overall season record of 13-3-1. Over the past four years, the current 9 seniors (right) have won 57 games total, a record they hope to increase.
Senior and 2012 Southeastern PA Soccer Coaches Association All-Star Team member, Rachel Gilborges, has set a school record by scoring 83 goals over the past four years.
“It is really important that my team mates and I are able to represent our neighborhoods on the soccer field. We all grew up in the same area and the community support has been great during our games,” said Gilborges.
Franklin Towne Soccer beat Central High School 5-1 in the Philadelphia Public League Final at Northeast High School. Two days later, Franklin Towne lost to Archbishop Ryan for the city title.