The New Albany girls soccer team will seek another OCC-Capital Division championship — and try to improve on last year’s Division I district runner-up finish — without one of its top players.

Junior forward Brooklyn Harris, who had 23 goals and 13 assists as a sophomore, will miss the season after undergoing knee surgery in the offseason to fix a microfracture.

“She’s out until March,” coach Jared Dombrowski said. “She’ll be with us, cheering on the girls, but she won’t be on the field. Replacing her output isn’t going to be easy … but I think we have the talent to compensate. We’ll tweak some things and move forward.”

Harris played for the Cincinnati Development Academy as a freshman.

New Albany, which went 11-4-4 overall and 5-0 in the OCC-Capital last year, opens Aug. 16 at league-foe Big Walnut.

The Eagles are seeking their third OCC-Capital title in four seasons.

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