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Allen East



DIVISION: III



COACH: Lamar Houston



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1st year



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: First-year program



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Aslie Szippl (D); Cheyenn Sweigart (MF/F/D); Tori Bechtol (GK/D); Trisha Drury (D/F): Michaela Jenkins (MF/D); Abby Joyner (F); Whitney Miller (MF); Claudia Rettig (MF); Cheyenne Bierly (F); Kyra Player (GK/D); Shelby Stevens (Fr., D); Kortni Rooker (Soph., F/MF).



OVERVIEW: The first-year Mustangs will lean heavily on defense until the offense jells.



Bath



DIVISION: II



COACH: Morgan Lashaway



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 16-16-5



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 9-5-2 (5-2-2 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Ali Manley (Sr., F); *Samantha Piper (Sr., MF); *Quinn Bok (Jr., MF); *Meghan Collins (Jr., D); *Katie Dackin (Jr., MF); *Taylor Dackin (Jr., MF); *Kiley Dear (Jr., D); *Lindsay McCoy (Jr., D); *Jocelyn Ayers (Soph., F); *Tara Herr (Soph., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Audrey Brandon (Soph., GK); Alyssa Manley (Fr., F); Ellie Dackin (Fr, MF/D); Madison Dackin (Fr, MF); Sarah Blasiman (Fr., MF); Kimmy Reynolds (Soph., GK); Cassie Best (Fr., GK).



OVERVIEW: There’s plenty of offense returning, including the entire midfield. Bath has the depth and experience to build on last year’s team that won two games in the postseason. The key will be finding a new goalkeeper.



Bluffton



COACH: Joel Steinmetz



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 3-13-2



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 3-13-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: Abbey Heslep (Soph., GK); Megan Dulle (Jr., F); Jill Steinmetz (Soph., F/MF); Katie Palte (Jr., F/MF); Rachel Yoder (Jr., MF); Alissa Garmatter (Sr., MF); Sydney Bonnell (Soph., MF); Wynter Wise (Sr., MF/D); Ava Yoakam (Sr., D); Kylee Barnett (Jr., D); Molly Moser (Soph., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Alexis Luginbihl (Jr., D/MF); Anna Crisp (Jr., MF); Emily Schwager (Soph., GK); Danyelle Hughes (Soph., MF); Kayla Longworth (Sr., D/MF); Gabby Sneary (Soph., D); Sarah Wright (Soph., F); Meg Burrell (Soph., D); Kylie Cartwright (Soph., D).



OVERVIEW: Four sophomores, including goalkeeper Abbey Heslep are among a group of 11 returnees. That should help the Pirates climb back to respectability.



Botkins



DIVISION: III



COACH: Joseph Welker



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 6-8-3



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 6-8-3



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Shelby Boyd (Soph., F/MF/D); *Heather Brown (Jr., D); Carly Harshbarger (Soph., MF); *Hannah Koch (Jr.,. F/MF); *Michaela Kramer (Soph., D); *Riley Luthman (Jr., F/MF/D); *Claire McCullough (Jr., F/MF); *Caitlin Lane (Jr., D/MF); *Gabrielle Woodruff (Soph., MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Whitney Bornhorst (Fr., MF/D); Emily Brown (Soph., D/F); Natalie Brown (Sr., MF); Christine Johnson (Sr., F).



OVERVIEW: A good mix of players return from the back to the front end. The possession game and finishing at the net will be the keys to a winning record.



Coldwater



DIVISION: III



COACH: Scott Brinkman



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 8-17-5



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 5-10-1



RETURNING LETTERMEN: Gina Brockman (Jr., MF); Krista Wellman (Jr., GK); Haley Wolf (Sr., D); Katie Gengler (Sr., D); Paige Siefring (Soph., D); Ashley Giere (Sr., D); Chelsea Raymond (Sr., D/MF); Carly Hoying (Jr., MF); Abbey Kunk (Sr., MF); Carly Schlater (Sr., MF); Bridgette Kremer (Sr., MF); Taylor Schmit (Sr., MF/F); Sarah Barga (Jr., F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Holly Rindler (Fr., F); Rose Kahlig (Sr., D); Kaitlyn Schmit (Soph., F); Chelsea Muhlenkamp (Sr., MF); Rachel Luthman (Soph., MF); Jenna Black (Soph., D/MF/F); Brianna Obringer (Fr., MF); Leslie Stelzer (Soph., F); Anna Kahlig (Soph., D); Bridget Tebbe (Sr., D).



OVERVIEW: It’s Year 3 for the Cavaliers’ program, and finishing around .500 would be a good step forward. Coldwater has 13 veterans back and will count on their athletic ability as their skills develop.



Continental



DIVISION: III



COACH: Toby Bidlack



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: N/A



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 9-7-2 (0-3-1 Putnam County League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Kayla Mansfield (Sr., D/MF); *Alli Prowant (Sr., MF); *Mandy Recker (Sr., MF/F); *Hannah Baker (Jr., MF); *Sara Deken (Jr., D); Vanessa Koppenhofer (Jr., MF/F); *Leva Weller (Jr., GK/F); Taylor Williamson (Jr., F); *Paige Kindilien (Soph., MF); Whitney Miller (Soph., D); *Paige Ordway (Soph. MF/F); Brigitte Shelton (Soph., F/MF); *Kiana Warnement (Soph., D/MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Sloane Zachrich (Soph., F); Caitlin Geckle (Fr., MF); Taylor Niese (Fr. F); McKenna Scott (Fr, F/MF).



OVERVIEW: The Pirates are loaded with experience, including three-year players Kayla Mansfield, Alli Prowant and Mady Recker. The team has good team speed and several scoring threats. Defensive pressure will be a key.



Delphos St. John’s



DIVISION: III



COACH: John Munoz



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 21-13-6



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 16-3-2 (regional semifinals)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Julie Bonifas (Sr.); *Myriah Jackson (Sr.); *Courtney Grothouse (Sr.); Kristie Grothouse (Sr.); Kait Wrasman (Sr.); Katie Evans (Sr.); Alyssa Gable (Jr.); Kelsey Pohlman (Jr.); Sam Bonifas (Soph.); Madison Kreger (Soph.).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jessica Hammons (Sr.); Morgan Musser (Jr.); Brittany Kramer (Jr.); Ashley Kroeger (Jr.); Ally Mohler (Jr.); Jessica Recker (Jr.); Sam Wehri (Fr.); Emilee Grothouse (Fr.); Emily McRedmond (Fr.); Rachel Michel (Fr.); Olivia Miller (Fr.); Sydney Freund (Fr.); Lindsey Warnecke (Soph.); Jessica Koverman (Soph.).



OVERVIEW: There will be plenty of new starters after losing the nucleus of last year’s team that went 16-3-2. There are 10 lettermen back. The key is how quickly the rookies jell into the lineup.



Elida



DIVISION: II



COACH: Brady Overholt



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 18-17-2



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 7-9-2 (6-3 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Kaitlyn Morrisey (Sr., GK); *Beth Boyle (Sr., F); *Shannon Boroff (Jr., MF); *Kayla Bowsher (Jr., D); *Jena Wensole (Jr., MF/D); Lindsey Hall (Soph., F); Cassidy Slusher (Soph., F/MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jenn Eilerman (Sr., MF); Corissa Evans (Sr., MF); Alisha Brenneman (Soph., D); Ashlyn Erman (Soph., D); Brett Pauff (Fr., MF/F); Klaynesha Ingram (Sr., F/D).



OVERVIEW: The Bulldogs return veteran goalkeeper Kaitlyn Morrisey, along with four other starters. Elida will lean on its speed up front and in the midfield to help make up for losing 11 seniors.



Fort Jennings



DIVISION: III



COACH: Rodney Wagner



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 10th, 104-58-17



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 11-6-3



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Morgan Schroeder (Sr., MF); Kelsey VonLehmden (Sr., GK); Andrea Heitmeyer (Sr., D); Cassie Kaverman (Sr., MF); Gina Clay (Sr., MF); Macy Schroeder (Jr., F); Kristen Maag (Jr., MF); Lori Bruskotter (Jr., D); Katlin Stechschulte (Jr., MF); Elaina Maag (Jr., MF); Marissa Mesker (Jr., F); Jenna Von Sossan (Jr., MF); Cassie Horstman (Soph., D); Ashley Gable (Soph., F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Alyssa Wiedeman (Fr.); Hannah Clay (Fr.); Alyssa Louth (Fr.); Jenna Calvelage (Fr.); Lyndsey Korte (Fr.); Sarah Chandler (Fr.); Kerri Eickholt (Fr.).



OVERVIEW: Seven starters return from a strong defensive team that gave up only one goal a game. The Musketeers will once again try to be a solid ball-control team. The team has good team speed, which should translate into another successful year.



Kalida



DIVISION: III



COACH: David Kehres



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 6th, 46-29-10



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-6-1



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Erika Brinkman (Sr., F/GK); *Nicole Kaufman (Sr., F/D); *Marissa Smith (Sr., MF/D); *Alexis Wurth (Sr., D); Skylar Basinger (Jr., MF/D); *Summer Holtkamp (Jr., F/MF); *Emily Schnipke (Jr., F/MF/D); *Kaylyn Verhoff (Jr., D); *Kiersten Recker (Soph., D); Nicole Reindel (Soph., MF/F) Whitney Smith (Soph., D/MF); *Justine Verhoff (Soph., MF/F); *Sarah Verhoff (Soph., GK/F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Emily Melroy (Jr., MF/F); Jackie Gardner (Fr., MF/F); Mariah Doepker (Fr., MF/D); Courtney Buss (Fr., F/MF); Molly Ellerbrock (Fr., MF); Lindsey Erhart (Fr., F/MF); Megan Vine (Fr., MF); Makenna Vorst (Fr., F/MF).



OVERVIEW: Eight starters return, including the bulk of the defense. Kalida will count on its defense, while the offense gains momentum.



Lima Central Catholic



DIVISION: III



COACH: Tim Brown



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 8-8-2



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 8-8-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Shayna Niese (Sr., F); *Kelly Ahman (Sr., MF); *Brooke Kidd (Sr., D/MF); *Lindsey Baker (Sr., D); *Meredith Sheperd (Soph., D/MF); *Ashley Hunt (Jr., D/GK); *Sarah Rohan (Sr., MF); *Morgan Greeley (Sr., MF); *Bri Kidd (Sr., F); *Jayan Clemens (Sr., GK/MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Tatum Wise (Fr., D/MF); Liz Taflinger (Fr., MF); Sydnehy Santaguida (Fr, F); Amanda Fisher (Fr., MF); Taylor Shultz (Fr., D).



OVERVIEW: The T-Birds return 90 percent of their offense, including standout midfielder Kelly Ahman. With 10 returning starters, a big year is expected. A key will be how they do in Year 2 of their zone defensive scheme.



Lima Senior



DIVISION: I



COACH: Bonnie Wicker



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 3-26-3



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 0-14-2



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Amity Calhoun; Aubrie Nuckles; ShaQuala Hurley; Caylee Cornish; Briana Rigdon; Sierra Hilbert; Jasmine Goare; Allissa Cassel; Audrianah Baker; Joyce Walter; Jordan Duckett; Kadijah Lynch.



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Hannah Rinehart; Honesti Cowan; Jenna Miles.



OVERVIEW: The Spartans will look to forify their defense. They’ll also aim for improved passing and possession in the midfield to get back to respectability.



Lincolnview



DIVISION: III



COACH: Katrina Smith



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First year



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: First-year program



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Brooke Teman (Sr., D/MF); Ali Gorman (Jr., MF/D); Haley McAbee (Jr., F/MF); Sarah Harris (Jr., F/MF); Kaylee Thatcher (Jr., F/MF); Jordan Ludwig (Soph., MF/GK); Joanne Myers (Soph., D); Lydia Myers (Soph., D); Cassie Hale (Soph., F/D); Kennedy Mengerink (Soph., MF/F); Brittany Foust (Fr., GK/D); Julia Thatcher (Fr., MF/F); Hannah McCleery (Fr., F/D); Claire Clay (Fr., MF/D).



OVERVIEW: The Lancers begin their first year of varsity soccer with nine players who led the junior varsity team, including the entire defensive unit and the top goal scorers. The team will look to adjust to the speed and skill of varsity play.



Ottawa-Glandorf



DIVISION: II



COACH: Bob Huth



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: NA, 95-44-14



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 12-5-1 (7-1-1 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Kelsey Hoehn (Sr., MF); *Megan Hoehn (Soph., GK); *Jessie Kreinbrink (Sr., D); *Taylor Bockrath (Sr., D); Briann Racer (Sr., D); Whitney Warnecke (Jr., F); *Breann Schroeder (Sr., F); *Brooke Zynda (Sr., MF); *Allison Nash (Sr., MF); *Alexis Osting (Sr., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: None listed.



OVERVIEW: The WBL co-champion Titans will use their possession game and speed to set up the offense. They’ll look to improve their ability to finish strong at the end of games.



St. Marys



DIVISION: II



COACH: Paul Dingledine



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 8th, 96-32-11



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 17-2-1 (7-1-1 Western Buckeye League) (district finals)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): Lauren Aller (Sr., MF); *Ashleigh Falk (Sr., F); Molly Hertenstein (Sr., D); Ashley Hale (Sr., MF/F); *Jamie James (Sr., D); *Sara Lininger (Sr., MF/F); *Kristen Vehorn (Sr., D); *Molly Albert (Jr., MF/F); *Kayla Boysell (Jr., MF/F); *Kelly Heitkamp (Jr., MF/F); *Paige Dicus (Jr., GK); Megan Schmehl (Jr., GK).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Hannah Yaney (Jr., D); Maho Dokai (Fr., MF); Courtney Christman (Soph., F).



OVERVIEW: St. Marys has plenty back from a district finals, WBL co-champion team, including veteran goalkeeper Paige Dicus. The defense and goalkeeping should be a plus. The Roughriders will work on finishing at the net.



Shawnee



DIVISION: II



COACH: Caroline O’Brien



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 9th, 70-67-24



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 8-6-4 (4-3-2 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Shelby Lucas (Jr., F); *Kaitlynn Gronas (Soph., MF/F); *Emily Wolery (Sr., MF/F); *Britt Lauck (Jr., MF); *Morgan Truxal (Sr., D); *Victoria Beverly (Sr., GK/D); Megan Buettner (Sr., MF); *Kaitlyn O’Connor (Jr., D).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Abby Waddle (Fr., GK/MF); Asher Roberts (Soph., F).



OVERVIEW: The Indians have plenty of speed and athletic ability on the forward line with Shelby Lucas, Kaitlynn Gronas and Emily Wolery. The key will be the possession game in the midfield and finishing the big shots.



Van Wert



DIVISION: II



COACH: Rich Nouza



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 0-13-3



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 0-13-3 (0-8-1 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: (* indicates returning starters): *Ali Poling (Sr., MF); Courtney Van Horne (Sr., MF); *Lauren Mathew (Soph., MF); Miranda Rickard (Sr., GK); *Hannah Hulbert (Soph., MF); Courtney Neuenschwander (Sr., D); *Claire White (Soph., D); *Amanda Clay (Soph., MF); *Madeline Blackmore (Sr., MF); *Rachel Gordon (Soph., D); *Lindsay Lamb (Sr., F).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Emily Bair (Fr. GK); Alea Hill (Fr., D); Courtney Byrd (Fr., F); Cassy Zartman (Fr., F); Harley Danylchuk (Soph., F).



OVERVIEW: The Cougars will count on their defense and goalkeeping to be competitive. It’s only the team’s second year, so expect growing pains in the WBL.



Wapakoneta



DIVISION: II



COACH: Ross Kantner



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First year



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 6-11 (2-7 Western Buckeye League)



RETURNING LETTERMEN: Katie Carter (Sr., MF/D); Paige Klopfenstein (Sr., MF/D); Ashley Knippen (Sr., GK/F); Sarah Lawrence (Sr., D/MF); Mallory McDevitt (Sr., SWP/F); Alicia Sawmiller (Sr., D/MF); Justine Waterman (Sr., F/MF); Courtney Wickline (Sr., D/MF); Lauren Davis (Jr., MF); Megan Steinke (Jr., D/F); Sara Warner (Soph., F/MF).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: None listed.



Emily Bair (Fr. GK); Alea Hill (Fr., D); Courtney Byrd (Fr., F); Cassy Zartman (Fr., F); Harley Danylchuk (Soph., F).



OVERVIEW: Ross Kantner takes over the program for Mindy Erb. A total of 11 veterans hope to guide the team to a winning record. Improvement in passing and other fundamentals will be key.






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