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Bath



DIVISION: II



COACH: Jeremy Winegardner



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 11-5-1



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 11-5-1 (4-4-1 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Austin Best (Sr., D); *Drew Best (Sr., D); *Sam Best (Sr., D); *Jason Lauf (Sr., MF/D); *Garrett Renner (Sr., MF); *Caleb Norton (Jr.., MF); *Conner Rockhold (Jr., F); *Logan Rockhold (Jr., F); Bryon Jordan (Soph., MF); Michael Carman (Soph., F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Austin Claypool (Jr., F/MF); Tyler Baxter (Jr., D/MF); Cole Chambers (Jr., GK); Davey Briggs (Sr., F/MF); Chase McDaries (Sr., D); Grant Gibson (Sr., D); Nate Heffner (Sr., MF).



OVERVIEW: The defense helped Bath to an 11-5-1 mark last year. The Wildcats have eight starters back from that team, including four defenders. Bath is hoping that it has turned the corner in boys soccer.



Bluffton



DIVISION: III



COACH: Dave Fett



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 13th, 134-70-32



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 6-11-1



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Lucas Harnish (Sr.); Logan Steingass (Sr.); Nathan Little (Sr.); Kory Enneking (Jr.); Nathan Bunch (Jr.); Nathan Diller (Jr.); Ryan Sprague (Soph.); Billie Theisen (Soph.); Jonathon Moser (Soph.); Stephen Tartarkov (Soph.); David Nester (Soph.); Andrew Hoff (Soph.).



OVERVIEW: The Pirates will be young and will count on the experience of seniors Lucas Harnish and Logan Steingass. The roster includes six sophomores who saw time last year.



Celina



DIVISION: II



COACH: Ryan Jenkins



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, N/A



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 11-5-2 (5-2-2 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Logan Laux (Sr., F/MF); *Nate Post (Jr., MF); Alex Schiavone (Soph., F/MF); *Jeremy Walls (Sr., D); *Chad Braun (Sr., D); Lucas Warner (Jr., MF); Sean Mertz (Sr., MF); Sean Mertz (Sr., MF); *Scott Moeder (Sr., F/MF); *Brock Schmidt (Sr., D); Cole Loughridge (Soph., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jacob Cron (Soph., D); Eric Moeder (Fr., F); Ryan Hoyng (Fr., GK/MF); Brandon Jenkins (Sr., GK).



OVERVIEW: Celina has plenty back and should be strong on the defensive end with senior co-captains Chad Braun and Brock Schmidt. With consistent firepower up front, the Bulldogs will be in the WBL hunt.



Continental



DIVISION: III



COACH: Brian Stegbauer



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1st year



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 8-6-3



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Bret Slattman (Sr., MF); Brandon Scott (Sr., D); Dakota Scott (Sr., F); Hawk Krendl (Sr., D); Clay Bracken (Sr., D); *Brandon Burke (Sr., MF); Jacob Schwarzman (Sr., D/GK); *Tyler Dockery (Jr., MF); Dalton Bradford (Jr., MF); *Dallas Geckle (Soph., F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Adam Lawhorn (Soph., D); Chaz Slattman (Jr., D); Austin Geckle (Jr., F); Joey Swagger (Fr., MF); Zach Schwarzman (Fr., F).



OVERVIEW: The Pirates lost a strong nucleus to graduation so the offense will have to regroup. The defense will need to take hold while the offense jells.



Elida



DIVISION: II



COACH: Tom Thomas



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 72-41-17



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 8-4-5 (3-2-4 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Trey Bowman (Sr., F); *Joe Burnett (Sr., D); *Zac Siefker (Sr., D); *Josh Line (Sr., D); *Adam Troyer (Sr., D); *Spencer Sciranka (Jr., MF); Drew Laing (Jr., GK).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: A.J. Siefker (Soph., MF); Brice Coolidge (Soph., MF); Jerod Houston (Fr., F)



OVERVIEW: Expectations are high again at Elida after an 8-4-5 year. The defense should be strong with four returning on the back line. The key will be how soon the midfield jells and creates scoring chances.



Indian Lake



DIVISION: II



COACH: Jon Shoffstall



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 14-33-5



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 7-9-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Chase Vance (Sr., MF/F); *Ben Frey (Sr., D); *Dylan Cline (Soph., MF); Zach Collins (Jr., D); Luke Rode (Soph., D); Daniel Fry (Soph., MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Brandon Gillen (Soph., MF); Dallas Ball (Soph., MF); Tony Carpenter (Jr., F); Tyler Rode (Fr., GK); Dustin Roby (Fr., MF).



OVERVIEW: Indian Lake will have plenty of new faces as it looks to leap over the .500 hurdle. The keys will be finishing at the net and defending set pieces.



Kalida



DIVISION: III



COACH: Mark Czubik



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 22nd, 297-73-49



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 15-1-3



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Tyler Erhart (Sr., MF); *Nick Guisinger (Sr., D); *Tyler Heitmeyer (Sr., MF/D); Eric Hill (Sr., MF/D); Nathan Kortokrax (Sr., MF/D); *Tyler Kortokrax (Sr., MF); *Austin Roebke (Sr., D); *Cody Schnipke (Sr., F); *Drew Stechschulte (Sr., GK); *Kevan Unverferth (Sr., MF/F); Ryan Erhart (Jr., MF/D); Ian Richey (Soph., MF/F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: N/A



OVERVIEW: Mark Czubik always has a sound defensive unit. The defense will once again be a strength with goalkeeper Drew Stechschulte and his 15 shutouts but must replace graduated all-state sweeper Logan Recker. The offense will be led by 15-goal scorer Cody Schnipke.



Lima Central Catholic



DIVISION: III



COACH: Bryan Burkholder



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 6th, 43-35-11



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 9-7-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Nolan Burkholder (Sr., F/D); *Travis Clark (Sr., F); *Austin Buettner (Sr., F/D); *Ryan Terry (Sr., F/D); *Daniel Andrews (Sr, D); *Michael Kahle (Sr., F/D); *Nick Kennedy (Sr., F/D); *Gage Odom (Sr., D); *Matt McNamara (Soph., F); *Ben Stechschulte (Soph., GK).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Zach Schroeder (Soph., F/D); Sean Daley (Soph., F/D); Jake Tabler (Fr., F/D).



OVERVIEW: The T-Birds roll out 10 returning starters, including goalkeeper Ben Stechschulte. LCC will count on its stingy defense as the offense builds an attack game.



Lima Senior



DIVISION: I



COACH: Mitchell Monfort



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 8-42-1



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 4-13-0



RETURNING LETTERMEN: Justin Rapp; Danny Grundisch.



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Alex Ehora; Jake Meyer; Dylan Goodman; Nick Tarbet; Daniel Grundisch; Hunter Vermillion; Taylor Mericle; Jose Saavadra; Levi Quintero; Aaron Reed.



OVERVIEW: The Spartans will have a new look with four freshmen and four others who didnít see much time last year. Itís back to the fundamentals of passing and defending.



Lincolnview



DIVISION: III



COACH: Mark McCleery



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 6-4-3



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 6-4-3



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Bryce Campbell (Soph.); *Derek Friesner (Soph.); Doug Hicks (Soph.); *Dalton Kayser (Soph.); *Conner McCleery (Soph.); *Nick Daeger (Jr.); *Mark Evans (Jr.); *Nathan Johnston (Jr.); *Nick Leeth (Jr.); *Jaquobe Markward (Jr.); *Justin Phillips (Jr.); *Evan Williams (Jr.); *Mike Klausing (Sr.); *Clayton Longstreth (Sr.); *Kevin Markward (Sr.); *Joseph Shoppell (Sr.)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Reid Jarvis (Fr.); Jacob Pollock (Fr.); Dalton Schmersal (Fr.); Wyatt Schmersal (Fr.); Tyler Wannemacher (Fr.).



OVERVIEW: A strong nucleus returns from a year ago. A key will be the teamís ability to defend, especially inside the 18-yard box.



Ottawa-Glandorf



DIVISION: II



COACH: Mike Weihrauch



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 15th, 180-52-40



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 7-6-5 (2-4-3 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: Nate Brickner (Sr., MF); T.J. Metzger (Jr., MF); Matthew Kaufman (Jr., F); Mathias Klausing (Sr., D); Alex Fuetter (Sr., MF); Winston Fuetter (Sr., MF); Austin Maag (Sr., MF); Korey Niese (Sr., MF); Nathan Schmiedebusch (Sr.); Eric Beckman (Jr., F); Cory Imm (Jr., D); Cody Bockrath (Jr., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jon Eiden; Brandon Lauth; Riley Lauth; Lee Ellerbrock; Nate Toumazos; Mike Rosebrock; Isaac Fuetter.



OVERVIEW: The Titans have good team speed, which they will hope to utilize at the offensive end. The key will be the defensive end.



Ottoville



DIVISION: III



COACH: Eric Gerker



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 5th, 65-24-4



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 18-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Josh Schroeder (Sr., MF); *Sam Beining (Sr., F); *Blake Gerdeman (Jr., D/MF); *Adam Beining (Sr., F); *Greg Rue (Sr., D/SWP); *Matt Burgei (Jr., SWP); Julian Trejo (Sr., D); Evan Laudick (Sr., MF/F); Austin Markward (Sr., GK) Kenny Jackson (Sr., MF); Dylan Klima (Jr., F/MF); Anthony Eickholt (Jr., F); Bryan Hohlbein (Jr., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Alex Horstman (Soph., F/MF); Lucas Maag (Soph., F); Jordan Kelch (Soph., D/SWP); Brandt Landin (Fr., MF); Austin Honigford (Fr., D).



OVERVIEW: The nucleus returns from an 18-2 team so the Big Green should be strong in the passing and possession game. The defensive end has experience and should be a plus, as well. If the Big Green can replace all-district forward Nate Turnwald, it should be another big year for Ottoville.



Pandora-Gilboa



DIVISION: III



COACH: Steve Smucker



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 10th, NA



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 5-11-1



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Brittany Watkins (Sr., D); *Caleb Tijerina (Jr., MF/D); *Chris Wagler (Sr., GK); Bryant Hovest (Soph., MF/D); Erika Russell (Soph., MF/D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Shea Watkins (Fr., MF); Bri Sherer (Fr., MF); Connor Hovest (Fr., MF); Alyssa Niese (Sr., F); Christy Howe (Sr., F); Courtney Warren (Soph., MF); Tony Burkhart (Fr., MF); Dakota Hashbarger (Fr., MF).



OVERVIEW: The Rockets are young and will count on many first-year players. The team will need to lean on its defense, which includes two returning starters and Chris Wagler at goalkeeper.



Shawnee



DIVISION: II



COACH: Dick Hagen



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 25th, 295-124-55



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 17-2-2 (regional semifinals)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Colin McDermitt (Sr., F); *Tim Taviano (Sr., D); *Matt High (Jr., D); *Derek Smith (Sr., D); Cory Wilder (Jr., F); Nick Pratt (Sr., MF); Trey Brock (Soph., MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Andrew Ritchie (Soph., F); Josh Thomas (Jr., MF); Tyler Anderson (Jr., MF); Troy Brinkman (Soph., GK).



OVERVIEW: Graduation hit the Indians, including taking forwards Ryan Magee and Nate Aller, defender Christian Vogelgesang and goalkeeper Jared Dupes from the regional team. The Indians will count on their flat-back four defense with Tim Taviano, Matt High and Derek Smith. The offense will look to veteran Colin McDermitt.



Spencerville



DIVISION: III



COACH: Dean Brown



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 2-30



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 1-16



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Ausin Swartz (Sr., F); *Zach Gay (Sr., MF); *Chris Dardio (Sr., GK); *Travis Patterson (Soph., MF); *Cole Hefner (Soph., MF); *Nate Gaddy (Soph., D); Austin Oehlhof (Jr., F); Otis King (Jr., D); Tricia Riley (Soph., MF); Caitlin Roberts (Sr., MF).



OVERVIEW: The Bearcats are a co-ed team with four girls who will expect to contribute this year. Spencerville will rely on its flat-back four defense.



Temple Christian



DIVISION: III



COACH: B.J. McPheron



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First year



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 10-5-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Calen Crawford (Soph., D); *Evan Sutton (Jr., MF); *Seth Wierwille (Sr., D); Seith Ciminillo (Soph., D); Israel Whitman (Soph., MF); Taylor Zwiebel (Soph., F); Nathan Young (Jr., MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Shea Watkins (Fr., MF); Bri Sherer (Fr., MF)



OVERVIEW: Gone are longtime standouts forward Josh Link and goalkeeper Josh Weiss. The defense has two starters back. Evan Sutton will lead the midfield, as the Pioneers rebuild the offense and look for a new goalkeeper.



Wapakoneta



DIVISION: II



COACH: Marc Dyrness



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 5th, NA



LAST YEARíS RECORD: 11-5-3 (4-2-3 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Andy Faller (Sr., MF); Colin Mankin (Sr., MF/F); Joey Jose (Sr., D/MF/F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Sam Hinegardner (Fr., D/MF/F); Will Hinegardner (Fr., D/MF); Cody Benny (Fr., F/D).



OVERVIEW: The Redskins should be able to mount an attack and score. The key will be replacing the defense and goalkeeper. It will be a year to play many new and young players as the Redskins hope to keep moving forward.






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