Preview 2018: WHS girls soccer under new leadership in 2018


The Wilmington High School girls soccer team, from left to right, front row, Grace Rhodenhamel, Autumn Housh, Anna Borton, Olivia Massie, Karlie Morgan, Bradeanna Arehart, Emily Spendlove, Petra Bray; second row, Sophie Burt, Haley Schroeder, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Claire Greenlees, Trinity Sexton, Paige Bryant, Maddie Webber; third row, assistant coach Morgan Combs, assistant coach Haley Brausch, Sadie Bowman, Aubrey Powell, Shreeya Patel, Karen Champo, Reiley Black, Sophie Adkins, Autumn Gregory, Chloee Curtis, Madison Hisco, Gabby Cook, had coach Alex Rhinehart; back row, Devyn Mitchell, Marissa Merriman, Kenzie Voges-Pertuset, Chloe Crumbley, Vanna Brooks, Livy Hisco.

The Wilmington High School girls soccer team, from left to right, front row, Grace Rhodenhamel, Autumn Housh, Anna Borton, Olivia Massie, Karlie Morgan, Bradeanna Arehart, Emily Spendlove, Petra Bray; second row, Sophie Burt, Haley Schroeder, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Claire Greenlees, Trinity Sexton, Paige Bryant, Maddie Webber; third row, assistant coach Morgan Combs, assistant coach Haley Brausch, Sadie Bowman, Aubrey Powell, Shreeya Patel, Karen Champo, Reiley Black, Sophie Adkins, Autumn Gregory, Chloee Curtis, Madison Hisco, Gabby Cook, had coach Alex Rhinehart; back row, Devyn Mitchell, Marissa Merriman, Kenzie Voges-Pertuset, Chloe Crumbley, Vanna Brooks, Livy Hisco.


Images by Ginger Lee | Brenda Bowman

Schedule

Aug 21 vs Clinton-Massie @WHS 7 pm

Aug 25 @Washington CH Noon

Aug 28 vs Western Brown @WHS 7 pm

Aug 30 vs Landmark Christian @WHS 7 pm

Sept 4 vs New Richmond @WHS 7 pm

Sept 8 @Hillsboro 12:30 pm

Sept 11 vs Goshen @WHS 7 pm

Sept 15 @Stebbins 11:45 am

Sept 18 @Batavia 7 pm

Sept 20 @Lynchburg-Clay 5 pm

Sept 22 vs Clermont NE @WHS Noon

Sept 25 @Clinton-Massie 5 pm

Oct 2 @Western Brown 7 pm

Oct 4 @New Richmond 7 pm

Oct 9 @Goshen 5 pm

Oct 11 vs Batavia @WHS 7 pm

Alex Rhinehart takes over the Wilmington High School girls soccer program from long-time coach Kerry Lewis.

Also gone from last year’s 8-5-3 team is SBAAC American Division player of the year Katlyn Jamiel, who graduated is now playing at Ohio Dominican University.

Wilmington was third in the division but just one win away from a conference championship.

New Richmond was 7-1-2 while Batavia was 6-1-3. Wilmington came in next at 6-2-2.

“There is always a drive to improve and beat out those teams this year,” Rhinehart said.

Rhinehart will be assisted by Haley Brausch and Morgan Combs.

The top returning players for the Lady Hurricane are Autumn Housh, Sophie Burt, Jenna Victor and Karlie Morgan, Rhinehart said.

“Karlie played well in goal last year and is looking to continue her quality play (in 2018),” the coach said.

Housh was first team All-SBAAC last year while Burt was second team and Victor was given honorable mention.

There are approximately eight returning starters for WHS. Rhinehart said Jasmine Jamiel, a junior, has decided not to return in order to focus on basketball.

Several newcomers had a chance to contribute at the varsity level but are out for the season because of injuries, the coach said.

“But we are looking forward to seeing (other) young players grab the opportunity to become key contributors,” he added.

Rhinehart said the players are adapting to new coaching and new soccer philosophies.

“I am encouraged by the first couple of days with the team,” he said. “The team is adapting to a new style of play and really embracing it. We are looking to play a disciplined style of soccer. We are really stressing mental toughness. When we get tired it can be easy to lose that discipline, so we have to be mentally tough to maintain attention to details.

“I hope people see the results of the hard work this preseason when they come see us play.”

The Wilmington High School girls soccer team, from left to right, front row, Grace Rhodenhamel, Autumn Housh, Anna Borton, Olivia Massie, Karlie Morgan, Bradeanna Arehart, Emily Spendlove, Petra Bray; second row, Sophie Burt, Haley Schroeder, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Claire Greenlees, Trinity Sexton, Paige Bryant, Maddie Webber; third row, assistant coach Morgan Combs, assistant coach Haley Brausch, Sadie Bowman, Aubrey Powell, Shreeya Patel, Karen Champo, Reiley Black, Sophie Adkins, Autumn Gregory, Chloee Curtis, Madison Hisco, Gabby Cook, had coach Alex Rhinehart; back row, Devyn Mitchell, Marissa Merriman, Kenzie Voges-Pertuset, Chloe Crumbley, Vanna Brooks, Livy Hisco.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_SOC_wilmgirlsteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School girls soccer team, from left to right, front row, Grace Rhodenhamel, Autumn Housh, Anna Borton, Olivia Massie, Karlie Morgan, Bradeanna Arehart, Emily Spendlove, Petra Bray; second row, Sophie Burt, Haley Schroeder, Michelle Huffman, Ashley Tissot, Jenna Victor, Jordan Snarr, Claire Greenlees, Trinity Sexton, Paige Bryant, Maddie Webber; third row, assistant coach Morgan Combs, assistant coach Haley Brausch, Sadie Bowman, Aubrey Powell, Shreeya Patel, Karen Champo, Reiley Black, Sophie Adkins, Autumn Gregory, Chloee Curtis, Madison Hisco, Gabby Cook, had coach Alex Rhinehart; back row, Devyn Mitchell, Marissa Merriman, Kenzie Voges-Pertuset, Chloe Crumbley, Vanna Brooks, Livy Hisco. Images by Ginger Lee | Brenda Bowman

Schedule

Aug 21 vs Clinton-Massie @WHS 7 pm

Aug 25 @Washington CH Noon

Aug 28 vs Western Brown @WHS 7 pm

Aug 30 vs Landmark Christian @WHS 7 pm

Sept 4 vs New Richmond @WHS 7 pm

Sept 8 @Hillsboro 12:30 pm

Sept 11 vs Goshen @WHS 7 pm

Sept 15 @Stebbins 11:45 am

Sept 18 @Batavia 7 pm

Sept 20 @Lynchburg-Clay 5 pm

Sept 22 vs Clermont NE @WHS Noon

Sept 25 @Clinton-Massie 5 pm

Oct 2 @Western Brown 7 pm

Oct 4 @New Richmond 7 pm

Oct 9 @Goshen 5 pm

Oct 11 vs Batavia @WHS 7 pm