Preview: WHS girls soccer


Compiled by Mark Huber



Courtesy Photo/Kim Law, Mudpie Photos The Wilmington High School girls soccer teams, from left to right, front row, Suzannah Johns, Alyssa Lewis, Savannah Morgan, Lyla Self, Megan Borton, Bridgette Thompson, Cami Barton, Katlyn Jamiel, Ashlyn Carey; second row, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Bryah Arehart, Cheyann McKee, Gethsemane Bray, Drezden Beam, Jen Cochran, Erin Cornwell, Lauren Johns, Brianna Gilbert, Olivia Lewis; third row, reserve coach Amber Grigsby, Caylee Collins, Pepper Cantwell, Trinity Sexton, Paige Souther, Liberty Farris, Sidney Walker, Bethany Wirebaugh, Brianna Burton, Valeria Ryahovskaya, Alyssa McCune, varsity coach Kerry Lewis; back row, Felicity Carter, Brooke Blakeman, Abby Tackett, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Claire Greenlees, Miranda Thrasher, Maddie Siders, Eliyah Bowles.


Compiled by Mark Huber

RECORD 2014

11-3-4, 2nd place in SCOL

HEAD COACH

Kerry Lewis 3rd year as head coach, 9th year at WHS

COACH’S RECORD

23-9-5 as WHS head coach

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

1st year JV coach Amber Grigsby; 14th year varsity assistant Kenny Ferrence

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

7

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

10

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

All-SCOL striker Drezden Beam (15 goals, 5 assists), midfielder Bryah Arehart (3 goals, 11 assists), goalie Megan Borton (9 shutouts), midfielder Alyssa Lewis (2 goals, 3 assists), All-SCOL striker Savannah Morgan (18 goals, 10 assists), midfielder Bridgette Thompson (2 goals, 6 assists), All-SCOL defender Katlyn Jamiel (1 goal, 5 assists)

KEY NEWCOMERS

Central defender Gethsemane Bray, midfielder Jen Cochran, midfielder Cami Barton

KEY PLAYERS LOST

2015 graduates All-Ohio Allison White (16 goals, 8 assists), Lauren Ames (3 goals, 11 assists), defenders Brelee Arehart, Nicea Bray, Megan Kees and Hannah Putman

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our team chemistry and work ethic. These girls know how to work and they’re very coachable. We have a lot of new faces, but we’re getting better every day. I really like the contribution and consistency we’re getting from freshman defender Jenna Victor. Our backup goalie, junior Lyla Self, is progressing rapidly into a fine keeper which will provide us with much-needed versatility. Lyla’s play in goal allows us to utilize keeper Megan Borton’s explosive speed on the pitch to gain favorable matchups in the midfield.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Our team shape and stay better connected on the pitch. We also need to improve our movement off the ball. It’s getting much better, but movement off the ball is still a work in progress.

TEAM TO BEAT IN SCOL

Chillicothe has the most depth and is returning all its key players. Clinton-Massie lost several graduating seniors, but is always strong.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

Our team depth is limited so staying healthy is very important to our success. We’ve placed Gethsemane Bray into a vital role at central defender alongside All-SCOL defender Katlyn Jamiel. Gethsemane is progressing nicely and we’re very confident in her abilities. To be successful we will need consistent play from our role players such as seniors Lauren Johns & Erin Cornwell as well as freshmen Jordan Snarr.

ROSTER

Bryah Arehart midfield Sr.; Cami Barton midfield Jr.; Drezden Beam striker Sr.; Megan Borton goalie Sr.; Gethsemane Bray defender Sr.; Ashlyn Carey midfield So.; Jen Cochran midfield Sr.; Erin Cornwell defender Sr.; Bri Gilbert defender Jr.; Katlyn Jamiel defender So.; Suzannah Johns defender So.; Lauren Johns midfield Sr.; Alyssa Lewis midfield Sr.; Olivia Lewis midfield Fr.; Cheyann McKee midfield Sr.; Savannah Morgan striker Jr.; Lyla Self goalie Jr.; Jordan Snarr striker Fr.; Bridgette Thompson midfield Jr.; Jenna Victor defender Fr

SCHEDULE

Aug 21 vs McClain 8 pm; Aug 27 @Hillsboro 7 pm; Aug 29 vs Little Miami 5 pm; Sept 1 @Miami Trace 7 pm; Sept 3 vs Clinton-Massie 7 pm; Sept 8 @Washington CH 7 pm; Sept 15 vs Chillicothe 7 pm; Sept 17 @McClain 5 pm; Sept 19 vs Dayton Christian 1130 am; Sept 22 vs Hillsboro 5 pm; Sept 29 @Clinton-Massie 5 pm; Oct 1 vs Washington CH 5 pm; Oct 5 vs Lynchburg-Clay 530 pm; Oct 8 @Chillicothe 5 pm; Oct 10 vs Fayetteville 1130 am; Oct 15 vs Miami Trace 5 pm

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Courtesy Photo/Kim Law, Mudpie Photos The Wilmington High School girls soccer teams, from left to right, front row, Suzannah Johns, Alyssa Lewis, Savannah Morgan, Lyla Self, Megan Borton, Bridgette Thompson, Cami Barton, Katlyn Jamiel, Ashlyn Carey; second row, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Bryah Arehart, Cheyann McKee, Gethsemane Bray, Drezden Beam, Jen Cochran, Erin Cornwell, Lauren Johns, Brianna Gilbert, Olivia Lewis; third row, reserve coach Amber Grigsby, Caylee Collins, Pepper Cantwell, Trinity Sexton, Paige Souther, Liberty Farris, Sidney Walker, Bethany Wirebaugh, Brianna Burton, Valeria Ryahovskaya, Alyssa McCune, varsity coach Kerry Lewis; back row, Felicity Carter, Brooke Blakeman, Abby Tackett, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Claire Greenlees, Miranda Thrasher, Maddie Siders, Eliyah Bowles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_WHS-girls-Soccer.jpgCourtesy Photo/Kim Law, Mudpie Photos The Wilmington High School girls soccer teams, from left to right, front row, Suzannah Johns, Alyssa Lewis, Savannah Morgan, Lyla Self, Megan Borton, Bridgette Thompson, Cami Barton, Katlyn Jamiel, Ashlyn Carey; second row, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Bryah Arehart, Cheyann McKee, Gethsemane Bray, Drezden Beam, Jen Cochran, Erin Cornwell, Lauren Johns, Brianna Gilbert, Olivia Lewis; third row, reserve coach Amber Grigsby, Caylee Collins, Pepper Cantwell, Trinity Sexton, Paige Souther, Liberty Farris, Sidney Walker, Bethany Wirebaugh, Brianna Burton, Valeria Ryahovskaya, Alyssa McCune, varsity coach Kerry Lewis; back row, Felicity Carter, Brooke Blakeman, Abby Tackett, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Claire Greenlees, Miranda Thrasher, Maddie Siders, Eliyah Bowles.

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.