STANARDSVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Just by stepping on the field on Tuesday night, William Monroe's girls soccer team will make history as the first team in school history to play in the state tournament.
By beating Spotsylvania in the region semifinals, the Green Dragons clinched a state playoff berth for the first time.
"We're all just really excited," said senior defender Stacey Calderon-Castillo.
"Its an honor," added sophomore Sydney Dombrovskis. "I'm so proud, I'm so happy to be on this team. I'm out here really looking forward to winning tomorrow. I'm so proud of this team. We really came together this year and made it happen."
William Monroe will play at Tabb Tuesday night. Its been a goal since head coach Jeremy Lamm first mentioned the possibility during offseason conditioning.
"The entire year, he's said 'states or bust' and I think that's kind of stayed with us through every single game," Calderon-Castillo said. "Obviously we play one game at a time, but the ultimate goal has always been to get to states."
"I feel like we were constantly reminded we could probably make it this year," said freshman goal keeper Alex Sharff. "I think we all think this is our year so that's kind of keeping us going."