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Posted On: 01/17/22 5:48 AM

Gulfport’s girls team has been the leader of quality soccer in the state of Mississippi for the past four years. Not only are they a staple within the state, but they also are not afraid to go across state lines and play some of the best teams in the region.

Kate Smith Kate Smith F Gulfport | 2022 MS
En route to a 17-0-1 start this season, Gulfport has wins over Gulf Breeze (Fla.) and St. Mary’s Dominican (La.). Dominican is the top-ranked team in Louisiana. Gulfport, the two-time defending state champs, has 81 wins and 6 loses over the past four seasons -- only one loss during the past three seasons. The Admirals are up to No. 17 in the current FAB 50 rankings and poised to move even higher.

What has led to the Lady Admirals’ success? They have a star-studded cast of players all across the pitch. This year’s squad is led by Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and Ole Miss signee Kate Smith Kate Smith F Gulfport | 2022 MS . Smith, a senior and ECNL Birmingham players, is a rare combination of humbleness and work ethic. These attributes have propelled her

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