|County girls soccer capsules (08-20-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:40|
Coach: Erin Webb, fifth season.
2012 record: 9-5-1 overall, 2-5 in the Northern Lakes League (sixth).
Returning letter winners: Seniors Olivia Stimmel, Taylor Hetrick, Bobbi Spradelin, Jana Cable and Ashley Ritchey; and juniors Hope Teggart, Kylie Nienow, Priscilla Perez, Brittany Lowe, Baylee Bowers, Kaleigh Strausbaugh and Livvy Dill.
Coach's comment: "We have a great core of upperclassmen returning to anchor the team this year. The players are working hard and we are excited to see how the season unfolds. There is a positive vibe about the group and goals set to have a stronger finish in the league and make another successful run into the post-season tournament."
Coach: Megan Rutherford, third season.
2012 record: 9-5-3 overall, 5-3-2 in the NBC.
Returning letter winners: Seniors Courtney Niswander and Berkleigh Zura; juniors Kortni Montag, Reagan Boice, Morgan Donaldson, Kaleigh Obrock, Elly Schnitker, Allie Bruning and Katherine Przybylski; and sophomores Maddie Cherry, Megan Welker, Desi Nidiffer, Andrea Spencer and Alex Brockschmidt.
Coach's comment: "We have a young program with only two total seniors, but we have many players with a lot of varsity minutes under their belts. We are changing a few things around, moving players into different positions and changing our formation. The players are taking up the challenge and what I've seen so far this pre-season has been very positive. We're trying to play a more possession style game with composed, quick attacks hoping to utilize our speed. Lake is still going to be good, Woodmore is still going to be fast and athletic and Genoa is still going to be strong and physical. My goal is to have our own style of play that is not only fun for our fans to watch, but also best utilizes our strengths so that we can be successful this season. We have a solid league with great coaches and good athletes and we can be more than just competitive this year. We can make a strong run for the league title."
Coach: Don Jablonski, first season.
2012 record: 14-3 overall, first in the NBC.
Returning letter winners: Seniors Nicole Pennington, Nicole Jones and Tabitha Aikman; juniors Allison Perry, Catie Phelan, Jordyn Taylor and Alexis Hansen; and sophomores McKenzie Brittenham and Alicia Frisinger.
Coach's comment: "With a small senior class, we will be a young team. At any given time, we could have seven or eight freshmen and sophomores on the field at the same time. The strength of the team will be our leadership. We have a number of girls stepping up and taking on the role of team leader. Some of the team goals are to repeat as league champs and to defend better as a team this year. The key to having a successful season will be adjusting to the new coaching staff and a new system of play."
Coach: Monte Bandeen, fourth season.
2012 record: 10-7-1 overall, second in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference.
Returning letter winners: Seniors Doma Cruz and Jamie McCombs; juniors Leeza Bowers and Taylor Ray; and sophomores Olivia Hernandez, Brianna Mansberger, Brittany Reichow, Elizabeth Smith and Alex Rable.
Coach's comment: "With 10 new players, the key for a successful season will be the new players developing and meshing with the returning letter winners. Our goals for this year are to improve every day and compete for TAAC championship."
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Coaches: Margaret Bernard and Jorge Diaz, third season season.
2012 record: 23-0 overall, 7-0 in the NLL (first), Division I state champion.
Returning letter winners: Seniors Andrea Wertz, Lucy Walton, Abby Sattler, Hanna Salmon, Kat Weber, Sarah Quimby and Sarah Baer; juniors Allex Brown and Lindy DeLong; and sophomores Josie Fowler, Beth Glowacki and Erika Joldrichsen.
Coach's comment: See related story.
Coach: Erika Kimple, second season.
2012 record: 0-16 overall.
Returning letter winners: Seniors Emily Houchins and McKenna Keaton; juniors Emily Thammavongsa, Hayley Stutts, Teagyn Stolar, Katy Nawrocki, Kaylah Johnson, Kirsten Keller, Jenna Crippen and Jamie Crippen; and sophomores Alexis Waclawski, Felicia Tyson and Tayler Royal.
Coach's comment: "We have a roster of 23 this year and very talented freshmen to add to the roster as well. The girls have been conditioning all summer, which will make a big difference when the season starts. They competed very well during the preseason tournament and scrimmages. Our biggest strength is probably our roster size this year which includes 23 girls. We also have very talented freshman on the roster. Our goal this year is to compete no matter who we play. I want the girls to realize how much potential they have and hopefully reach that potential by the end of the season."
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