Information provided by coaches. Capsules will be updated as information is submitted.
Coach: Doug Poling (third season)
Returning letter winners: Braelynn Dodge, sr.; Ella Poling, sr.; Timber Blankenship, soph.; Bella East, sr.; Brenna Hissong, jr.; Tabby Tidd, sr.; Julia Kamatali, soph.; Hailey Robirds, soph.; Alaina Robirds, soph.; Katie Butterfield, sr.; McKenzie Long, sr.; Kylie Shafer, jr.
Others that may play varsity: Luci Wall, soph.; Lauren Mullins, soph.
2018 NWC/NCOSA record: 2-3-1 (fifth)/0-5 (seventh)
2018 postseason: Lost 6-1 to Allen East in opening round.
Coach’s analysis: We will be very competitive in the NWC this year. Largest number of players since I’ve been coaching. Almost all have a good deal of soccer experience. This season will be an exciting one for us.
Coach: Steve Roeder (first season)
Returning letter winners: Julia Meyer, sr.; Olivia Silone, sr.; Tori Newland, sr.; Taylor Rooker, sr.; Devyn Hopkins, sr.; Kyleigh Rumer, jr.; Taylor McGraw, jr.
Others who may make varsity roster: Addison Jones, Jr.; Aidrien Goble, soph.; Lacey Nease, soph.; Emma Tobe, fr.; Reagan Emerick, fr.; Madeline Myers, fr.; Nikki Thaxton, fr.
2018 NWC record: 3-1-2 (third)
2018 postseason: Lost 4-0 to Liberty-Benton in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: This looks to be a rebuilding year for our program. With graduating six seniors who were three and four year starters, we lost a lot of valuable experience. We are looking forward to our sophomore and freshman classes being able to step in and fill those positions. Our goals are to continue where (former head coach) Lamar (Houston) left off and contend for the NWC championship each and every season.
Coach: Bill Theisen (fourth season)
Returning letter winners: Elijah Conley, jr.; Carter Dyar, soph.; Trey Boblitt, fr.; Caleb Mckenzie, fr.
Others possible varsity runners: Vanias Carnauba, Isaiah Conley, Wyatt Lovell, Erik Mygaard, Jonah Rehm, Sam Derstine
2018 NWC record: 4-0-2 (second)
2018 postseason: Lost 5-0 to Ashland Crestiview in sectional finals.
Coach: John Dowler (third season)
Returning letter winners: Madalyn Ward, sr.; Salex Overmyer, sr.; Mckenna Thompson, sr.; Chloee Case, sr.; Lindsey Schumm, jr.; Jade Sheaffer, jr.; Hope Loyer, soph.; Emily Brower, soph.; Aliya Clouser, soph.
Other that may play varsity this season: Addyson Dowler, fr.; Macy Kulwicki, fr.; Katelyn Castle, fr.; Micaela Lugabihl, fr.; Hailey Owsley, fr.; Chloe Black, fr.
2018 NWC record: 0-6 (seventh)
2018 postseason: Lost 7-0 to Lima Central Catholic in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: The coaching staff and I have a very positive outlook for the team. We’re looking to improve our defense and goal scoring this season. We also look to improve our win/loss record. I believe that as the team continues to work hard many of our personal and team goals will be accomplished. The beginning of the season is right around the corner. We look forward to the challenges placed in front of us this season.
Coach: Josiah Stober (six years)
Returning letter winners: Emily Dientsberger, jr.; Karly Mawhorr, jr.; Noel Warnenent, jr.; Sarah Metzner, jr.; Danielle Hohlbein, jr.; Rachel Fetzer, jr.; Alexa Chung, jr.; Kenzi Coffey, soph.; Lizzie Chung, soph.; Hannah Dickson, soph.; Haylee Bayman, soph.; Maddie Wietzel, soph.
Promising Newcomers: Emily Ostendorf, sr.; Jaina Bloom, soph.; Kylee Dienstberger, fr.; Paige Mericle, fr.; Rylynn Marquiss, fr.; MaKya Miller, fr.; Meredith Vulgamott, fr.; Lillian Blaughn, fr.; Emma Dailey, fr.
2018 NWC record: 3-3 (fourth)
2018 postseason: Lost 3-0 to Ottoville in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: With only one senior on the team, we bring back a young core of juniors and sophomores that played a lot of minutes last year. A huge leap in leadership and play is expected out of that group. We bring in a good group of freshmen this year that looks to compete for some starting positions. Overall, this group comes with a lot of speed and work ethic. We need to work on communication and movement this year. We need to continue to learn the game and move as a unit. Our freshmen are learning to play at a faster pace and how to communicate on the soccer pitch. There are a lot of good teams in the area and the NWC . Spencerville, Allen East, and Bluffton continue to field good teams. We look to continue to improve on our fundamentals and working together. The girls have been working really hard leading into the season and look to improve as the year goes on.
Coach: Madison Caris (one year)
Returning letter winners: Kenney Foor, sr.; Sydney McCullough, sr.; Mackenzie Weible, sr.; Jennifer Trausch, sr.; Chelsea Bullinger, jr.; Chastity Gribble, jr.; Isabelle Heitman, jr.; Morgan Iler, jr.; Gillian Porter, jr.; Sydney Reineck, jr.; Hailey Weidenhamer, jr.; Brooke Ankney, soph.; Ella Cook, soph.; Kalyn Goshia, soph.
Promising newcomers: Brooke Ankney, soph.; Hailey Stahl, fr.
2018 NWC record: 1-5 (sixth)
2018 postseason: Lost 7-0 to Miller City in opening round.
Coach’s analysis: The Lady Panthers have been working diligently since early spring throughout the summer, participating in strength and conditioning as well as speed and agility training with their head coach. I feel that this will make us stronger and faster for this upcoming season as opposed to last. Throughout this training the girls have made a great bond, and our team is meshing very well together. We have some great athletes on this team, solid skills and great potential to grow in our conference. We look forward to a great season and making our school proud.
Coach: Kathy Goecke (fourth season)
Returning letter winners: Kelsey Shaffer, sr.; Emma Leis, jr.; Ariana McMichael, jr.; Gillian Goecke, jr.; Raygen Martinez, sr.; Raigan Staup, jr.; Taylor Hobbs, sr.; Olivia Goecke, sr.; Paige Love, soph.; Kottia Williams, sr.
Other that may play varsity: Ashley Fetzer, fr.; Paige Love, soph.; Chloe Sharp, fr.; Cloey Ersberger, fr.; Sierra LeMar, fr.
2018 NWC/WOSL record: 5-0-1 (first)/1-4-1 (tied for fifth)
2018 postseason: Lost 1-0 to Kalida in district semifinals.
Coach’s analysis: The team that started girls soccer at Spencerville are now juniors and seniors looking to build on the winning records of their first three seasons. Over the last three years we have been adding some technical skill to our speed. We will be striving to repeat winning the NWC conference and our Sectional tournament and make a deeper tournament run. We have our top scorers, strong midfielders and a strong returning defense and goal keeper that never allowed more than a one goal margin in 16 games last season. We are excited to play in our new turf stadium for the first time this season.
Western Buckeye League
Coach: Brooke Herr (third season)
Returning letter winners: Ainsley Miller, sr.; Madi Ward, sr.; Jenna Wireman, jr.; Madelyn Renner, jr.; Abbie Dackin, jr.; Faith Kindig, jr.; Chandler Clark, jr.; Macey Hoehn, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Alexis Hammons, fr.; Lexi Renner, fr.; Kyla Bailey, fr.; Rachel Clark, fr.; Abby Rakay, fr.; Emma Gast, fr.
2018 WBL record: 5-2-2 (third)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Wapakoneta in district finals.
Coach’s analysis: We return 7-8 starters and strong leaders from a fairly successful 2018 team. There are several newcomers we will depend on and expect to make an immediate impact. Overall we are young, but we’re quick and hungry. With our returning chemistry and improved skill we are focused on one game at a time with the goal of improving our record and tournament run from last year.
Coach: Eric Gerker (second season)
Returning letter winners: Reilly Cox, sr.; Alexa Billger, sr.; Larisa Orick, sr.; Michaela Lim, sr.; Makenna Klingshirn, jr.; Carley Eichler, jr.; Chloe Johnsman, jr.; Kennedy Henry, jr.; Emma Minnich, jr.; Emma Homan, jr.; Natalie Braun, jr.; Sydney Lehman, jr.; Nicole Fennig, jr.; Mia Rolfes, soph.; Zoey Burns, soph.; Harlee Harris, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Jena Wilson, soph.; Taylor Klingshirn, fr.; Kira Dirksen, fr.; Raven Harris, fr.; Kamara Burns, fr.; Carley Hathaway, fr.
2018 WBL record: 4-2-3 (sixth)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Wapakoneta in district semifinals.
Coach’s analysis: The 2019 Lady Dogs return 16 letter winners from 2018. Celina returns their top 2 goal scorers from 2018 in Reilly Cox (14) and Makenna Klingshirn (8). 9 starters return from last season, including their entire Midfield and 3 of their 4 defenders. 2 year letter winner Nicole Fennig will anchor the defense along with Mia Rolfes and Kennedy Henry in goal.
With plenty of experience returning and a solid group of underclassmen the Dogs look to improve on their 2018 overall and WBL records. Continuous improvement and development of some younger players will add additional depth to an already deep Celina roster.
Coach: Elise Jenkins (third season)
Returning letter winners: Bella Wallace, sr.; Kennedy Howard, sr.; Brooke Reese, jr.; Marley Savill, jr.; Morgan Klett, jr.; Rheanna Schomber, soph.; Lacie Moening, soph.; Lilly Niebel, jr.
Others that may play varsity: Erika Suever, jr.; Analei Jackson, fr.; Payton Kuhn, fr.; Olivia Wallace, fr.; Hannah Jones, fr.
2018 WBL record: 5-3-1 (tied for fourth)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Bath in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: We’re a young group this year. After losing a strong senior class (six), we’ll be relying on these young players and veterans to step up big for us this year. These girls are working hard and hoping to continue the legacy of Elida girls soccer and being a top contender in the WBL.
2018 WBL record: 3-5-1 (eighth)
2018 postseason: Lost 4-2 to Bath in district semifinals.
Coach: Chris Podraski (seven years)
Returning letter winners: Amiah Lopez, sr.; Ashton Okuley, sr.; Aubrey Schnipke, sr.; Darian Manning, sr.; Kelsey Erford, jr.; Lauren Diller, jr.; Lauren Siefker, jr.; Verhoff Hanna, jr.; Emilee Horstman, soph.
Promising Newcomers: Ella Okuley, soph.; Alexa Fortman, fr.; Clara Beach, fr.; Lilly Haselman, fr.
2018 WBL record: 4-5 (seventh)
2018 postseason: Lost 3-2 to Metamora Evergreen in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: Going to be a development year, losing 10 seniors, but should be competitive considering were so young. Faster all around and more focused. Solid considering we’re so young but excited about how well we’re coming along and how focused these young ladies are this season. I believe we will be a hard team to beat before season ends and be a team that surprises our opponents after losing so much talent.
Coach: Caroline O’Brien (18th season)
Returning starters: Sophia Fusillo, sr.; Tessa Jordan, sr.; Madi Mason, sr.; Claire Huff, jr.; Lily Cleaves, soph.; Kennedy Jensen, soph., Bri Ridenour, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Celia Spieles, sr.; Marina Shenouda, sr.; Aaliyah Fowler, sr.; Shayla Sellers, jr.; Kaylen Jackson, jr.; Sophia Miller, jr.; Gabby Larschied, jr.; Taylor Morris, soph.; Kaelan Swallow, soph., Ava Schaaf, fr.; Natalya Booher, fr.
2018 WBL record: 6-2-1 (second)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Celina in sectional semifinals.
Coach’s analysis: The Indians have improved on team defending and attacking the goal with multiple threats. The Indians will need to work on their game of possession and speed of play. With a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, the Indians are excited about the season and look to be a top contender in the Western Buckeye League and finish stronger in the postseason.
Coach: Nick Wilson (second season)
Returning letter winners: Emma Wibbeler, sr.; Madison Rust, sr.; Lilly Anderman, jr.; Tabby Knous, jr.; Madi Anthony, jr.; Katie Lucas, jr.; Emma Birt, jr.; Peyton Wilson, jr.; Elena Menker, soph.; Kendall Dieringer, soph.; Lydia Will, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Kiley Tennant, jr.; Ally Will, sr.
2018 WBL record: 7-1-1 (first)
2018 postseason: Lost 1-0 to Kenton in sectional finals.
Coach: Solomon Okang (second season)
Returning letter winners: Jenna Covey, sr.; Savanna Nygren, sr.; Brianna DeAmicis, sr.; Elizabeth Tomlison, sr.; Trinity Goins, soph.; Chloe Brayton, soph.; Saige Karcher, jr.; Liesel Lare, soph.; Rebecca Rigdon, jr.
Others that may play varsity: Grace Dowler, soph.; Catanna Suam, fr.; Julianna McClure, fr.; ReAnna Chancy, jr.; Jerica Huebner, sr.; Kierston Schneider, fr.
2018 WBL record: 0-9 (10th)
2018 postseason: Lost 9-1 to Bath in opening round.
Coach’s analysis: We are preparing just like any other season, our main goal is to improve from last season’s record, I guess time will tell if we have worked hard enough to deserve anything.
2018 WBL record: 5-3-1 (tied for fourth)
2018 postseason: Lost 4-0 to By Village in regional finals.
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2018 WOSL record: 1-4-1 (tied for fifth)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Spencerville sectional finals.
Delphos St. John’s
Coach: Emma Pohlman (first season)
Returning letter winners: Addison Muellere, jr.; Allie Miller, sr.; Caitlin Cox, jr.; Elly Wrasman, jr.; Audrey Ferguson, jr.; Michaela Shawhan, jr.; Renee Unland, jr.; Reagan Ulm, jr.
Other possible varsity runners: Leah Hodgson, jr.; Kylie O’Connor, jr.; Nicole Pohlman, soph.; Myah Boggs, fr.; Lillyan Vonderwell, fr.; Kaili Gillespie, fr.
2018 WOSL record: 0-9 (seventh)
2018 postseason: Lost 4-1 to Crestview in opening round.
Coach’s analysis: As a Delphos St. John’s girls soccer alum, I am looking forward to beginning my first season as head coach for a program that made a positive impact on my high school experience. I hope to bring a new outlook and coaching philosophy to this this program. I have high hopes for the determination and hard work these girls have already put forth, beginning back in March with lifting and conditioning programs through the summer months showing up for open fields and summer league games. We have a lot of returning players who have taken a lot of leadership on the field, as well as newcomers that show a lot of potential to benefit our team. Our goal thus far has been to learn from our strengths and weaknesses of each game and implement that into the following game. We have many experienced teams on our schedule that we are looking forward to step up to the challenge. I am excited to watch the growth and development of these girls throughout the season.
Coach: Mike Santaguida (seventh season)
Returning letter winners: Peyton Craig, sr.; Megan Latham, sr.; Jenna Rose, sr.; Sophia Santaguida, sr.; Mary Kate Dee, jr.; Sophia Luchini, jr.; Emily Scarberry, jr.; Kitt Siatkosky, jr.; Madalena Knotts, soph.; Kristina Zupan, soph.; Isabella John, soph.; Madaline Quatman, soph.; Kaitlyn Sherrick, soph.; Annika Wilker, soph.; Allison Young, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Looking to fill the void of a strong senior class last year. We are very athletic and as long as we can stay healthy we can be competitive.
2018 WOSL record: 3-2-1 (third)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Archbold in regional semifinals.
Coach’s analysis: Looking to fill the void of a strong senior class last year. We are very athletic and as long as we can stay healthy we can be competitive.
Putnam County League
Coach: Toby Bidlack
Returning letter winners: Alex Hoeffel, sr.; Katie Keller, sr.; Addy Armey, sr.; Maddie Burke, jr.; Shelby Collier, jr.; Trinity Prowant, jr.; Sierra Salinas, jr.; Hannah Soto, jr.; Jensen Armey, soph.
Promising Newcomers: Kayden Centers. soph.; McKenzy Mayes, soph.; Madison Burkhart. soph.; Alli Scott, fr.; Jensen Prowant, fr.; Mya Bishop, fr.
2018 PCL record: 3-1 (tied for first)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Swanton in sectonal finals.
Coach’s analysis: We have a good combination of youth and experience. We have several talented players and if we can develop our defensive pressure and offensive efficiency, we could have a successful season.
Coach: Rob Warnecke (fourth season)
Returning letter winners: Sydnie Siebeneck, sr.; Kristen Luersman, sr.; Mackenna Stechschulte, sr.; Elizabeth Howbert, jr.; Reilly Fitzpatrick, jr.; Savanna Siebeneck, jr.; Grace Fischbach, jr.; Mackkenzie Burgei, soph.; Abigail Koester, soph.; Ellie Lindeman, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Haven Knippen, soph.; Isabella Conley, fr.; Tayla Finn, fr.; Christina Hubert, fr.; Taylor Liebrecht, fr.; Elizabeth Meyer, fr.; Reagan Ricker, fr.; Madison Tumlinson, fr.; Rachel Von Sossan, fr.; Gloria Webken, fr.
2018 PCL record: 0-4 (fifth)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-1 to Columbus Grove in opening round
Coach’s analysis: The Lady Musketeers have a good number of returning varsity letter winners bringing great leadership and a positive attitude onto the field. The team is full of energy and are working to improve their offensive and defensive skills for the upcoming season. The Fort Jennings Musketeer Soccer Team is looking to improve our record from last year. We have a talented group of hard working athletes that are motivated to learn the game. Communication and field awareness will be key areas of focus on our journey to a successful season.
Coach: David Kehres (14th season)
Returning letter winners: Mckenna Bockrath, sr.; Kyla Fortman, sr.; Madison Langhals, sr.; Carlie Rampe, sr.; Bailey White, sr.; Abby Wurth, sr.; Brenna Smith, jr.
Promsing Newcomers: Kendal Bockrath, fr.; Kendal Bockrath, fr.; Regan Hanneman, fr.; Alayna Hundley, fr.; Livia Recker, fr.; Allie Stechschulte, fr.; Jordyn Vandemark, fr.; Maddie Webken, fr.
2018 PCL record: 3-1 (tied for first)
2018 postseason: Lost 3-1 to Lima Central Catholic in district finals.
Coach’s analysis: For the 2019 soccer season, we plan to continue the Ladycat tradition of excellence. We plan to be competitive with all teams on our schedule.
Coach: Ross Heuerman (third season)
Returning letter winners: Selena Saldana, sr.; Kylie Peck, sr.; Natalie Koenig, jr.; Hannah Brown, jr.; Abi Reyna, jr.; Lauren Hermiller, jr.; Madison Ellerbrock, jr.; Kayleen Maas, jr.; Abi Long, soph.; Lexi Heuerman, soph.; Tava Schroeder, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Carley Hermiller, fr.; Ava Rosengarten, fr.; Hallie Kamphaus, fr.; Megan Ellerbrock, fr.; Taylor Wilhelm, fr.; Liz Otto, fr.; Nicolette Inkrott, fr.; Tessa Long, fr.; Stephanie Berger, fr.; Abby Handshoe, jr.
2018 PCL record: 2-2 (tied for third)
2018 postseason: Lost 2-0 to Archbold in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: We have a lot of young talent with a lot of experience. We are looking to build off what we accomplished last year and hopefully we can take a big leap.
Coach: Doug German
Returning letter winners: Ashlee Landin, sr.; Halle Landin, sr.; Nicole Knippen, jr.; Faith Gamble, jr.; Riley Wannamacher, jr.; Peyton Wannamacher, jr.; Gracie Brinkman, soph.; Leah Brinkman, soph.; Shaylan German, soph.; Alyson Saxton, soph.; Alexis Sanders, soph.
2018 PCL record: 2-2 (tied for third)
2018 postseason: Lost 5-0 to Lima Central Catholic in district semifinals.
Coach’s analysis: With 11 returning lettermen, we have a lot of experience that gives us good leadership in all aspects of the game. We also have five newcomers that will compliment our team. We believe that we have a team that is very competitive and will be able to play with anyone. With us only losing two seniors (even though they will be hard to replace) we believe we have players that will step up and fill the spots to be in the running for a top spot in the PCL.
Coach: Mark Schwemer (seventh season)
Returning letter winners: Mazie Parkins, sr.; Libby McVetta, jr.; Makenzie Schimmoeller, jr.; Katie Bish, jr.; Aylissa Shoemaker, jr.; Sophie Simon, jr.; Jocelyn Peterson, jr.; Zoe Chisholm, jr.; Grace Roebke, jr.; Evelyn Waltz, soph.
Others that may play varsity: Paige McVetta, fr.; Korryn Karcher, fr.; Madison Bixler, fr.; Brynn Reese, fr.; Katelin Rutherford, fr.
2018 North Central Ohio Soccer Association record: 1-5 (sixth)
2018 postseason: Lost 8-0 to Mansfield Christian in sectional finals.
Coach’s analysis: After two seasons of growth as a team comprised mostly of underclassmen, the Lady Hornets look to turn that experience into a breakout season. The returning core of juniors are joined by a strong freshman class to complete the roster. An opening weekend traveling to Cardinal Stritch after hosting NCOSA foe Riverdale on Friday night should set the tone for the season.
Coach: Andrew Kane (first season)
Returning letter winners: Jemma Wentling, sr.; Laziah Williams, soph.; Jamie Wicker, soph.; Lexi Turks, jr.; Lyanne Wicker, soph.; Ryann Miller, jr.
Goalie: A.J. Bullock
2018 postseason: Lost 8-0 to Ashland in opening round.