Lima area girls high school soccer capsules

Elida's Micah Wassink, left, and Celina's Summer Kimmel are back this season. The Lima News file photo

Elida's Micah Wassink, left, and Celina's Summer Kimmel are back this season. The Lima News file photo

Information provided by coaches and online sources.

Western Buckeye League


Division II

Coach: Brooke Herr

2017 record: 11-5-2

2017 WBL finish: 4-3-2 (tied for fourth)

2017 postseason: Defeated Celina 1-0; lost 4-3 in overtime to Wapakoneta in district semifinals.


Division II

Coach: Eric Gerker (first season)

2017 record: 5-9-4

2017 WBL finish: 2-4-3 (eighth)

2017 postseason: Defeated St. Marys 2-1; lost 1-0 to Bath in sectional championship.

Returning letter winners: Mya Lockwood (Sr); Emily Keith (Sr.); Madison Kuehne (Sr.); Reilly Cox (Jr.); Alexa Billger (Jr.); Larisa Orick (Jr.); Sydney Howell (Jr.); Summer Kimmel (Jr.); Natalie Braun (Soph.); Carley Eichler (Soph.); Nicole Fenning (Soph.); Kennedy Henry (Soph., G); Makenna Klingshirn (Soph.); Natalie Shrolocke (Soph.); Sophie Wiley (Soph.): Sydney Lehman (Soph.).

Goalie: Kennedy Henry (Soph.)

Top prospects: Emily Braun (Sr.); Michaela Lim (Jr.); Chloe Johnsman (Soph.); Emma Homan (Soph.); Emma Minnich (Soph.); Mia Rolfes (Fr.); Harley Harris (Fr.); Zoey Burns (Fr.); Payton Smith (Fr., G).

Team outlook: Eric Gerker, who went 12-4-1 last year as the boys head coach at Ottoville, takes over for longtime Celina coach Cal Freeman. Gerker has 16 veterans back, including first team all-WBL’s Reilly Cox (8 goals). The entire defense returns, including sophomore goalkeeper Kennedy Henry. There are only four seniors on the roster, but the core of sophomores and juniors should be enough to lead the way. There is plenty of experience here, but a key will be coming together around a new coach and a new system.


Division II

Coach: Elise Jenkins (second season)

2017 record: 13-6

2017 WBL finish: 6-3 (second)

2017 postseason: Defeated Defiance 3-1; defeated Shawnee 1-0; lost to Wapakoneta in 4-2 shootout after 0-0 score at end of regulation in district final

Returning letter winners: Jency Jenkins (Sr., F); Cienna Kuhn (Sr., MF); Baylie Moening (Sr., F); Micah Wassink (Sr., MF/F); Hayleigh Bacome (Sr., F/MF); Bella Wallace (Sr., F); Kennedy Howard (Jr.); Brooke Reese (Soph., MF/F); Ericka Suever (Soph. G).

Goalie: Ericka Suever (Soph.), 51 saves, 5 shutouts.

Top prospects: Lacie Moening (Fr.); Rheanna Schomber (Fr.); Morgan Klett (Fr.).

Team outlook: Elise Jenkins, in her first year as head coach, took the Bulldogs to a 13-6 season and the district finals before falling to Wapakoneta. A key loss is second team all-state/first team all-WBL midfielder Jaydon Hollstein. Eight veterans return, including forward Jency Jenkins (first team all-WBL, second team all-district, 15 goals, 9 assists). Also back are midfielder Cienna Kuhn (second team all-WBL, 6 goals, 2 assists) and forward Baylie Moening (second team all-WBL, 2 goals, 24 steals). Forward Bella Wallace (8 goals) and Brooke Reese (5 goals) will also give the offensive a lift. Goalkeeper Ericka Suever (51 saves, 5 shutouts) is back after a strong season as a freshman. A key will be replacing key defenders. Elida has plenty back to contend for the WBL pennant and will look to make another strong run in the tournament.


Division II

Coach: Ali Manley

2017 record: 6-6-3

2017 WBL finish: 2-5-2 (ninth)

2017 postseason: Lost 1-0 to Defiance (shootout) in sectional semifinals.


Division III

COACH: Chris Podraski (seventh season overall)

2017 record: 5-10-4

2017 WBL finish: 3-5-1 (seventh)

2017 postseason: Defeated Bluffton 3-2; defeated Liberty Center 3-2 in overtime; lost 2-0 to Liberty-Benton in district semifinals.

Returning letter winners: Caitlyn Bockrath (Sr., F); Ashley Schroeder (Sr., MF); Claire Inkrott (Sr., F); Erin Kaufman (Sr., F); Jayla Balbaugh (Sr., D); Hannah Maag (Sr., D); Kirsten Siefker (Sr., D); Madalyn Morman (Sr., D); Paige Sutter (Sr., F); Taylor Kaufman (Sr., D); Kelsey Erford (Soph., MF); Lauren Siefker (Soph., F).

Goalie: Ashton Okuley (Jr).

Top prospects: Lauren Diller (Soph., D), Ashton Okuley (Jr., G); Hannah Verhoff (Soph., MF); Emilee Horstman (Fr., F).

Team outlook: Chris Podraski returns to take over the Titans and has plenty of experience back. The Titans lost eight lettermen, including third team all-state/first team all-WBL goalkeeper Kadie Hempfling, who is playing basketball at Bowling Green State. Among the returnees are midfielder Kelsey Erford (second team all-WBL) and forward Caitlin Bockrath (third team all-WBL). A new coach means a new system for all the veterans and the rookies. Podraski has been here before and will count on the seniors and the team’s depth.


Division II

Coach: Caroline O’Brien (17th season)

2017 record: 10-5-3

2017 WBL finish: 5-2-2 (third)

2017 postseason: Defeated Upper Sandusky 4-0; lost 1-0 to Elida in district semifinals.

Returning letter winners: Grace O’Connor (Sr., G/MF); Samantha Robertson (Sr., D); Rachel Russ (Sr., MF); Chloe Ward (Sr., D); Haley Mulcahy (Sr., D/MF); Brianna Snider (Sr., MF); Rylee Craig (Sr., D).; Sophia Fusillo (Jr., MF/F); Tessa Jordan (Jr., MF/F); Madi Mason (Jr., D); Celia Spieles (Jr., MF/F); Claire Huff (Soph., MF).

Goalie: Grace O’Connor (Sr.).

Top prospects: Zoe Ludwig (Fr., D/F); Lily Cleaves (Fr., D); Kennedy Jensen (Fr., MF); Brianna Ridenour (Fr., MF); Taylor Morris (Fr., D); Hailee Conrad (Fr., D); Kaelan Swallow (Fr, G).

Team outlook: Veteran coach Caroline O’Brien has 11 veterans and six starters back from a team that reached the district semifinals before suffering a 1-0 loss to Elida. Key losses to graduation include second team all-state/first team all-WBL defender Alaina Behnke and first team all-WBL forward Bella Fusillo. But a veteran group returns with second team all-WBL defender Madi Mason and third team all-WBL defender Rachel Russ. Also back are goalkeeper Grace O’Connor and playmaking midfielder Sophia Fusillo. The Indians are solid in the back and should be able to attack with multiple threats. O’Brien feels the key will be how the team works on its possession game.

St. Marys

Division II

Coach: Nick Wilson

2017 record: 6-9-1

2017 WBL finish: 4-5 (sixth)

2017 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Celina in sectional semifinals

Van Wert

Division II

Coach: Solomon Okang (first season)

2017 record: 4-13

2017 WBL finish: 0-9 (10th)

2017 postseason: Lost 8-0 to Wapakoneta in sectional championship.

Returning letter winners: Sierra Shafer; Olivia Davidson; Jenna Convey; Allison Huater; Elizabeth Tomlinson; Savanna Nygren; Michaella Johnson; Sydney Malley; Kaylena Kelly; Brianna DeAmicis.

Top prospects: Trinity Goins; Grace Dowler; Arianna Adkins.

Team outlook: Solomon Okang takes over a program that has one way to go in the WBL after an 0-9 league campaign. He does have 10 veterans back to build around, including Savanna Nygren. A new coach means they’ll be learning a new system. Cassidy Meyers, a second team all-WBL player, was lost to graduation.


Division II

Coach: Mike Foor (second season)

2017 record: 19-1

2017 WBL finish: 9-0 (first)

2017 postseason: Defeated Van Wert 8-0; defeated Bath 4-3 in overtime; defeated Elida in 4-2 shootout after 0-0 score at end of regulation in district final; lost 5-0 to Madison Comprehensive in regional semifinal.

Returning letter winners: Lauren Whitehead (Sr.); Abbigail Ruppert (Sr.); Nicole Richard (Sr.); Emily Ruppert (Sr.); Torie Carter (Sr.); Emma Kentner (Sr.); Drew Peachey (Sr.); Corrine Raney (Sr.); Morgan Recher (Sr.); Morgan Follin (Sr.); Cami Lenhart (Jr.); Madi Lause (Jr.); Corrin Wilker (Soph.); Taryne Meyer (Soph.); Marisa Raney (Soph.); Elizabeth Gesler (Soph.); Taylor Jenkins (Soph.); Corrine Raney (Sr.).

Goalies: Corrine Raney (Sr.); Morgan Recher (Sr.).

Top prospects: Hayden Lawrence (Soph.).

Team outlook: All coach Mike Foor did in his first year was lead his team to a 19-1 record, a 9-0 WBL title and the regional semifinals before the Redskins fell to Mansfield Madison. Gone from that team is first team all-state/WBL player of the year midfielder Katie Manger. But with 18 lettermen back, nearly everyone else returns. That includes first team all-WBL defender Torie Carter and second team all-WBL forward Emily Ruppert (15 goals, 5 assists) and second team all-WBL Emma Kentner. Also back are Abbigail Ruppert (third team all-WBL, 7 goals, 4 assists), Nicole Richard (third team all-WBL, 3 goals), Drew Peachey (6 goals), Morgan Follin (7 goals) and Madi Lause (12 goals, 16 assists). Corrine Rainey is back in the goal after a strong year in helping her team to the regional. The Redskins are loaded and ready to defend their WBL title and make another tourney run.

Western Ohio Soccer League


Division III

Coach: Kendra Berryman

2017 record: 7-5-4

2017 WOSL finish: 3-3-2 (sixth)

2017 postseason: Lost 3-0 to Botkins in sectional finals.


Division III

Coach: Lisa Brackman

2017 record: 11-7-1

2017 WOSL finish: 5-3

2017 postseason: Defeated Delphos Jefferson 3-2; defeated Lima Central Catholic 2-0; defeated Kalida 2-1; lost 2-0 to Liberty-Benton in regional semifinal.

Delphos St. John’s

Division III

Coach: Katrina Smith (fifth season)

2017 record: 1-16

2017 WOSL finish: 0-13 (ninth)

2017 postseason: Lost 7-0 to Lima Central Catholic

Returning letter winners: Makayla Herron (Sr.); Allie Miller (Jr.); Reagan Ulm (Soph.); Caitlin Cox (Soph.); Addison Mueller (Soph.); Renee Unland (Soph.); Michaela Shawhan (Soph.); Audrey Ferguson (Soph.) Elly Wrasman (Soph.).

Goalie Reagan Ulm (Soph.), 160 saves.

Top prospects: Jenna Ladd; Kaylie Kill; Emily Ostendorf; Haley Teman.

Team outlook: The Blue Jays have 10 veterans back and only one of those is a senior, Makayla Herron. There is also only one junior in Allie Miller. Sophomore goalkeeper Reagan Ulm (160 saves) is back. Graduation took second-team all-WOSL performer Lucy Bonifas. The Blue Jays have a young, but veteran squad and home to make improvements over last year.

Lima Central Catholic

Division III

Coach: Mike Santaguida

Years at school: (eighth season)

2017 record: 9-7-2

2017 WOSL finish: 4-3-1 (fourth)

2017 postseason: Defeated Delphos St. John’s 7-0; defeated Ottoville 1-0; lost 2-0 to Coldwater in district semifinals.

Returning letter winners: Avery Rice (Sr.); Jessica Wilker (Sr.); Hailey Koenig (Sr.); Madi Gendreau (Sr.); Josie Mohler (Sr.); Cassie Rose); Khloe Kaskocsak (Sr.); Sophia Santaguida (Jr.); Jenna Rose (Jr.); Peyton Craig (Jr.); Kitt Siatkosky (Soph.); Emily Scarberry (Soph.).

Goalie: Kitt Siatkosky (Soph.).

Top prospects: Megan Latham (Jr.); Sophia Lucini (Soph.); Mary Kate Dee (Soph); Annika Wilker (Fr.); Allison Young (Fr.); Madeline Quatman (Fr.); Isabella Johns (Fr.); Kaitlyn Sherick (Fr.); Kristina Zupan (Fr.); Madelena Knotts (Fr.).

Team outlook: LCC went 9-7-2 last year, but the T-Birds rallied to reach the district semifinals before they lost to Coldwater. Forward Avery Rice returns to lead the T-Birds after she was second team all-state and first team all-WOSL. Gone is first team all-WOSL Cecilia Riepenhoff. But 12 veterans are back, including Hailey Koenig, Sophia Santaguida, Josie Mohler and goalkeeper Kitt Siatkosky. LCC will count on its seven seniors, but also expects to blend in a few freshmen, to have another winning season.

Northwest Conference

Allen East

Division III

Coach: Lamar Houston (seventh season)

2017 record: 9-8-1

2017 NWC finish: 6-0-1 (first place tie)

2017 postseason: Defeated Cory-Rawson 3-0; lost 7-0 to Riverdale.

Returning letter winners: Ally Richardson (Sr.); Gabby Scott (Sr.); Kinsey Helser (Sr.); Abby Garver (Sr.); Lauren Criblez (Sr.); Laken Basham (Sr.); Kassidy McKeever (Sr.); Olivia Silone (Jr.); Julia Meyer (Jr.); Tori Newland (Jr.); Taylor Rooker (Jr.); Devyn Hopkins (Jr.); Kyleigh Rumer (Soph.).

Goalie: Lauren Criblez (Sr.).

Top prospects: Kate Newland (Sr.); Shelby Dirmeyer (Jr.); Taylor McGraw (Soph.).

Team outlook: A total of 13 veterans return from last year’s Mustangs, which were co-champions in the NWC. Leading the way is Ally Richardson, who was first team all-WOSL/first team all-NWC last year. Also back is first team all-NWC Olivia Silone and first team all-NWC Julia Meyer. Abby Garver was second team all-NWC. Lauren Criblez is back as the goalkeeper. Gone is first team all-NWC, second team all-WOSL player Madison Houston. This veteran team will make a strong defense of its NWC co-championship.


Division III

Coach: Jared Byers (fourth season)

2017 record: 8-5-4

2017 NWC finish: 6-0-1 (tied for first)

2017 postseason: Lost 3-2 to Ottawa-Glandorf.

Returning letter winners: Bella Basinger (soph.), Brinkley Garmatter (jr.), Kayla White (jr. , 26 goals, 8 assists), Laykin Garmmatter (soph.), Sophia Smucker (jr.), Olivia Setzer (soph.), Lauren Rhodes (soph.), Sarah Cartwright (sr.), Brenna Kindle (soph.), Averey Rumer (sr.)

Coach’s comments: We are a young team with girls that have had some experience. We have many girls that can step into any spot and have success. We will use this depth and versatility of players keep everyone 100 percent on the field.


Division III

Coach: Doug Poling

2017 record: 5-12

2017 NWC finish: 4-3

2017 postseason: Lost 9-1 to Ashland Crestview.

Delphos Jefferson

Division III

Coach: Josiah Stober (seventh season)

2017 record: 8-10

2017 NWC finish: 3-4 (fifth)

2017 postseason: Defeated Lincolnview 3-1; lost 3-2 to Coldwater in sectional finals.

Returning letter winners: Ally Hasting (Sr., G); Maddie McConnahea (Sr., MF); Tori Redmon (Sr., MF); Michelle Rode (Sr., D); Emily Dientsberger (Soph., MF); Karly Mawhorr (Soph., D); Noel Warnement (Soph., MF); Sarah Metzger (Soph., MF); Danielle Hohlbein (Soph., MF); Rachel Fetzer (Soph., D); Alexa Chung (Soph., D).

Goalie: Ally Hasting (Sr.).

Top prospects: Kenzi Coffey (Fr., MF); Hannah Dickson (Fr., MF); Haylee Bayman (Fr., MF); Jenna Rode (Fr., MF); Maddie Weitzel (Fr., MF); Lizzie Chung (Fr., MF).

Team outlook: Delphos Jefferson has nine starters back, including scoring machine midfielder Maddie McConnahea, who was second team all-state and first team all-NWC. Another key returnee is sophomore midfielder Emily Dientsberger, who was second team all-NWC. Graduation took second team all-NWC Kendall Marquiss. The Wildcats return most of their defense and goalkeeper Ally Hasting. The Wildcats have plenty of experience and they are looking to challenge for the top rungs in the NWC.


Division III

Coach: Kathy Goecke (third season)

2017 record: 9-7-1

2017 NWC finish: 5-2 (third)

2017 postseason: Lost 3-1 to Fort Jennings.

Returning letter winners: Nelaya Burden (Jr., F); Gillian Goecke (Soph., F/MF); Olivia Goecke (Jr., D/G); Taylor Hobbs (Jr., D); Jenna Litsey (Jr., D), Raygen Martinez (Jr., D/MF); Ariana McMichael (Soph., MF/F); Kelsey Shaffer (Jr., F); Audrey Sherer (Soph., D); Raigan Staup (Soph., MF/F); Kottia Williams (Jr.).

Goalie: Kottia Williams (Jr.), 121 saves.

Top prospects: Brooke Bockey (Sr., MF); Paige Love (Fr.); Rachel Oakman (Jr., MF).

Team outlook: A total of 10 veterans return from a team that finished third in the NWC last year (5-2 NWC). Leading the offense is junior forward Kelsey Shaffer (22 goals, 4 assists), who was first team all-NWC/second team all-WOSL. Also back are second-team all-NWC players defender Raygen Martinez and goalkeeper Kottia Williams (121 saves). Martinez was also second team all-WOSL. Nelaya Burden (9 goals, 1 assist), Gillian Goecke (7 goals, 3 assists) and Ariana McMichael (10 goals, 1 assist) provide a balanced attack behind Shaffer. In just their third year of girls soccer, the Bearcats are looking to continue to make strides this year.


Division III

Coach: Sam Rue

2017 record: 2-14

20 NWC finish: 2-5 (sixth)

2017 postseason: Lost 4-0 to Miller City.


Division III

Coach: John Dowler

2017 record: 0-13

2017 NWC finish: 0-7 (eighth)

2017 postseason: Lost 11-0 to Continental.

Putnam County League


Division III

Coach: Toby Bidlack

2017 record: 9-9-1

2017 PCL finish: 2-1-1

2017 postseason: Defeated Crestview 11-0; defeated Fort Jennings 3-0; lost 2-1 to Kalida in district semifinals.

Returning letter winners: Kaytlin Bibler (Sr., F/MF); Sierra Prowant (Sr., MF/D); Riley Fenter (Sr., F/MF); Angel Brzozowski (Sr., G); Brooke Davis (Sr., MF/D); Emily Rose (Sr., F); Alex Hoeffel (Jr., F/MF); Katie Keller (Jr., MF/D); Addy Armey (Jr., MF/F); Maddie Burke (Soph., F/MF); Shelby Collier (Soph., D/MF); Trinity Prowant (Soph., D/MF); Sierra Salinas (Soph., D/MF); Hannah Soto (Soph., D).

Goalie: Angel Brzozowski (Sr.).

Top prospects: Jensen Armey (Fr., MF/F); Trinity Bibler (Fr., F); Kayden Centers (Fr., MF/F); Kenna Okuley (Fr., MF).

Team outlook: The Pirates return 14 from a team that reached the district semifinals last year. Leading the offense is standout, first team all-PCL forward Alex Hoeffel. Among the other returnees are second team all-PCL players midfielder Sierra Prowant and forward Riley Fenter. Graduation did take first team all-PCL player Kaitlyn Alvarado. Continental has a good combination of experience and youth to blend in. Keys include how the defensive pressure develops and to be efficient at the offensive end.

Fort Jennings

Coach: Rob Warnecke (third season)

2017 record: 4-11-1

2017 PCL finish: 0-3-1

2017 postseason: Defeated Spencerville 3-1; lost 3-0 to Continental in sectional finals.

Returning letter winners: Lexi Hoersten (Sr., MF/D); Kayleigh Klir (Sr., D); Madison Neidert (Sr., MF/F); Sydnie Siebenecke (Jr., D/MF); Kristen Luersman (Jr., MF); Mackenna Stechschulte (Jr., G/MF); Elizabeth Howbert (Soph., MF/F).

Goalie: Mackenna Stechschulte (Jr.).

Top prospects: Grace Fischbach (Soph., D); Mackenzie Burgei (Fr., MF/D); Abigail Koester (Fr., F/MF); Ellie Lindeman (Fr, D/F); Gabby Martz (Fr., MF/F).

Team outlook: The Musketeers have seven back from last year, including second team all-PCL midfielder/forward Madison Neidert. Also back is goalkeeper Mackenna Stechschulte and defender Sydnie Siebenecke. Gone is first team all-PCL player Marissa Krietemeyer. Fort Jennings has a solid core back and homes to make improvements this year.


Division III

Coach: David Kehres (13th season)

2017 record: 10-5-4

2017 PCL finish: 4-0 (first)

2017 postseason: Defeated Miller City 2-0; defeated Continental 2-1; lost to Coldwater 2-0 in district finals.

Returning letter winners: Rachael Basinger (Sr., F); Halie Kaufman (Sr., D/F); Lauren Langhals (Sr., MF/F); McKenna Bockrath (Jr., D); Kyla Fortman (Jr., MF); Madison Langhals (Jr., MF/F); Carlie Rampe (Jr., D); Bailey White (Jr., G); Abby Wurth (Jr., D); Sydney Wurth (Jr., MF); Delaney Vorst (Jr., F); Kathryn Siebeneck (Soph., MF/F).

Goalie: Bailey White (Jr.).

Top prospects: Melanie Meyers (Soph.); Dayna Schimmoeller (Soph.); Mya Schmitz (Soph.); Brenna Smith (Soph.); Kenzie Fortman (Fr.); Catie Lehman (Fr.); Molly Westrick (Fr.); Sami Westrick (Fr.); Peyton Wurth (Fr.).

Team outlook: Kalida rolled to the PCL title (4-0) and reached the district finals before falling to Coldwater. A total of 12 veterans return from that team, including three first team all-PCL players defender Halie Kaufman, midfielder Lauren Langhals and goalkeeper Bailey White.

Graduation did take first team all-PCL player Hannah Warn. There are plenty of quality players back and Kalida will be the favorite to defend its PCL crown.


Division III

Coach: Doug German (first season)

2017 record: 12-3-2

2017 PCL finish: 3-1-1 (second)

2017 postseason: Lost 1-0 to Lima Central Catholic in sectional finals.

Returning letter winners: Haley Hoersten (Sr.), Kasey Knippen (Sr.), Ashlee Landin (Jr.), Peyton Wannemacher (Soph.).

Top prospects: Halle Landin (Fr.), Faith Gamble (Soph.), Alexis Sanders (Fr.), Aly Saxton (Fr.), Shayla German (Fr.), Leah Brinkman (Fr.), Gracie Brinkman (Fr.), Maddie Turnwald (Fr.).

Team outlook: Big Green have two returning senior starters that German expects to be good leaders “to our underclassmen.”

Miller City

Division III

Coach: Ross Heuerman (second season)

2017 record: 4-12-1

2017 PCL finish: 0-3-1 (fourth)

2017 postseason: Lost 2-0 to Kalida in sectional finals.

Returning letter winners: Abby Niese (Sr.); Renae Schroeder (Sr.); Kaydee Stant (Jr.); Liz Troyer (Jr.); Madison Ruhe (Jr.); Kylie Peck (Jr.); Selena Saldana (Jr.); Kayleen Maas (Soph.); Madison Ellerbrock (Soph.); Abi Reyna (Soph).; Natalie Koenig (Soph.).

Goalie: Natalie Koenig (Soph).

Top prospects: Hannah Brown (Soph); Abby Handshor (Soph.); Aubrey Knueven (Soph.); Lauren Hermiller (Soph.); Lexi Heueran (Fr.); Tara Schroeder (Fr.); Abi Long (Fr.).

Team outlook: The Wildcats have 11 veterans, but only two of those are seniors, so the team will be young. Leading the way is second team all-PCL player Abby Niese. Another returnee is sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Koenig. The Wildcats graduated first team all-PCL player Kylie Niese. Four of the lettermen are sophomores and they’ll be expected to be helping out again.


Lima Senior

Division I

Coach: Hunter Vermillion (first season)

2017 record: 0-11-6

2017 Three Rivers Athletic Conference finish: 0-7

2017 postseason: Lost 7-0 to St. Ursula Academy in sectional finals.

Team outlook: Vermillion is “looking to improve from last year’s record, while rebuilding the program and culture.”


Division III

Coach: Mark Schwemer (sixth season)

2017 record: 8-8-1

2017 NCOSA finish: 2-3-1 (fifth)

2017 postseason: Lost 3-0 to Allen East.

Returning letter winners: Mazie Parkins (Jr./FB), Libby McVetta (Soph./MF), Faith Dearwester (Sr./FB), Katie Bish (Soph./FB), Aylissa Shoemaker (F/G), Lily Woods (Sr./MF), Sophie Simon (Soph./MF/FB), Faith Sammet (Sr., MF), Jacelyn Peterson (Soph./MF), Zoe Chisholm (Soph./F), Grace Roebke (Soph., MF).

Goalie: Evelyn Waltz (Fr.)

Top prospects: Leiah Preston (Fr./FB.), Mackenzie Schimmoeller (Soph./MF), Mackenzie Cascaden (Soph./FB).

Team outlook: The Hornets will look to have a bit of a rebuilding year in 2018 after graduating the program’s career scoring leader, starting goalie and central midfielder. The returning sophomore class should be able to fill those shoes as they all had significant minutes last season.

Elida's Micah Wassink, left, and Celina's Summer Kimmel are back this season. The Lima News file photo's Micah Wassink, left, and Celina's Summer Kimmel are back this season. The Lima News file photo

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