Boys and girls soccer I Enquirer's all-star teams
Salvati, Burch earn individual honors Lakota East goalie, Turpin junior named top boys players
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Salvati, lakota East senior • Coach of the Year: Steve Cummins, lakota West • First Team: Chad Huber, Faufield semor; Kenny Bertz, lakota West JUnior; Seth Byers, Colerain junior; Brtan Schaeper, Moeller semor; Andy Lawler, St xavier senior TJ. Myers, lakota East senior; Mike Lee, Oak H1lls senior; Matt Fuller, lakota West junior; Glen Neidlinger, Fairfield semor; Tim Szllasl, loveland semor; Chris O'Neal, Sycamore semor • Honorable mention: Mike Cassidy, Pnnceton; Mike Hessel, Milford; Cole Weddle, Colerain; Travis Merkle, Northwest; Jason Boehn, Loveland; Jam1e Hilen, lakota East; Grant Tefft, Moeller; Will Klayer, Elder; JuStin Thompson, Mason; Mark MacKenzie, lakota West; Greg Staten, Mason; Joel Wilkins, Amelia; Steve Appel, St. Xavier.
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Lakota goalie Craig Salvati was known for holding opposing teams scoreless this past soccer season. Turpin junior Mark Burch earned the rep·1tation as ·being one of Cinci.mati's best offensive players, often scoring three-or-more goals per game. Salvati, who hoWs the state record for the most career shutouts (42), and Burch, who scored a single-season school record 39 goals, are the Enquirer's boys Division I and Divisions II-Ill Players of the Year, respectively. Coach of the rear honors go to Lakota West's Steve Cummins (Division I) and john Basalyga Utivisions IIIII), Turpin's leadtT who guided the Spartans to the Division II state championsnip. A field player until four years ago when lakota split into two schools (East and West), Salvat played every minute of every game in goal, compiling a 4S.21-10 record. Salvati refuses to take all credit for the shutouts. 'There were games when I never touched the ball," Salvati said. 'That should tell you how wei: the defenders have played." Despite a varie:y of defensive schemes, ncllding double
Seton defender, Wyoming scorer earn individual girls honors By Dave Schutte Tht• Oi:ctitnati Enqvirer
Most of the Seton soccer team's success can be traced to defender jessica Robb. For Wyoming, senior midfielder Monica Hoyles scored 17 goab and contributed seven as;ists for the Cincinnati Hills League champion Cowbcys. Robb is the Enquirer's girls Division I P\ayer of the Year, while Hoylt-s is the top player in Divisior. II. An imposing player who enjoyed physical contact while challenging the opposition, Robb was extremely quick to the ball and also was capable of playing offense when needed. Robb played a major role in the Saints' (15-2-1) 10 shutouts and winning the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division title. During the 1999 season, Hoyles scored 3~ goals and contributed nine assists for a Wyoming team that claimed the Cincinnati ~ills League title. As a result, Hoyles was a marked playt'r throughout the 2000 season as most teams geared their defenses to stop the senior striker. Although her goal pro-
Kaszubski and triple-teaming, Burch was relentless for Turpin's offense. During the tournament he was at his best, scoring 17 goals in six games. The success Lakota West experienced by reaching the Division I state semifinals can be traced directly to Cummins and the confidence he showed in underclassmen. After losing to Worthington Kilbourne 4-2 in
the state semifinals in Troy, Cummins looked back at the season as a learning experience. "Youth caught up with us tonight," Cummins said. "At· one time, we had four freshmen and two sopho-
• Player of the Year: Mart< Burch, Turp:n Jumor • Coach of the Year: John Basalyga, Turpm • First Team: Carson Morey, Cincinnati Country Day senior; Josh Miller, McNicholas senior; Andrew DeBord, Indian Hill senior; Drew Kaszubskl, Wyoming senior; Phil Ellis, Kmgs JUnior. Jason Glover, Ross junior;
Nate Wnek, Seven Hills sen:or; Eric Edwards, Cincinnati Country Day senior; Nolan Bowers, Madeira sen1or; Matt MDier, Cincinnati Country Day senior; Matt Dwyer, Summit Country Day senior1; Shawn Weber, Turpin senior • Honorable mention: Jim Brians, Roger Bacon; Nick Williams, Purcell Marian; Shawn Galvin, McNicholas; Shawn Weber, Turpin; Jake Richards, Ross; Tim Whiteker, Badin; Adam Chenault, Kings: Mike Tuddenham, Indian Hill; Mike Vessels, Turpin; Justin Elam, Ross; Randy David, Purcell Marian; Drew Butler, Roger Bacon; Brent Reckman, Wyoming; Brian Crosby, McNicholas; Jeremy Rumpke, Badin; Matt Begley, Kings; Matt Mcintire, Indian Hill; nato Caiom, Ross; Nat Byment. McNicholas. Robert Nicholl, Seven Hills; David Benedict, North College Hill; Bnan Hennessey, Batavia; David Faulk, Mariemont; Mike Fessler, Summit Country Day; Eric Frey, Seven Hills; Doug Callicott, Cincinnati Hills Chnstian Academy; Rundle Brockman, Cincinnati Christian; Phire Lorth, Madeira; Zack Taylor, Cincinnati Hills Chnstian Academy; Mike Wilhelm, Batavia; Nick White, Mariemont; Zac Busam, Finneytown; Josh Eemissc, Cincinnati ChriStian; Tom Graves, Cinciunnati Country Day; JJ. Hailer, St Bernard; Keith Klump, Batavia; Jay Johnson, Deer Park; Matt Faris, Batavia.
in 1999, Turpin returned 10 said. "There was so much startl·rs. However, decreas- pressure because we were ing enrollment dropped suppose to be the best Turpin to Division II, team in Cincinnati." Turpin (19-2-2) won the which put additional presmort'S on the field. We've sure on Basalyga and the school's second state struggled with strong teams players. championship, It also was and they physically pushed 'The kids weren't happy Basalyga's second, with us around." A Division I team about it at first." Basalyga the first coming in 1986.
Girls soccer honors ;J;•:;!::c.l II • Player of the Year: Jessica Robb, Seton jumor • Coach of the Year: Mike Roth, Mercy, state runner-up • First Team: Undsay Niehaus, St Ursu!a semor; Lauren Glestlng, McAuley senior; Kayla Lockaby, Ross senior; Ertca Nollen, lakota East sen:or; Rachael Minnich, Mason junior; Kim Comlsar, lakota West senior Leslie Barden, Fairfield senior; Jessica Fear, Ursuline senior; Naomi Cummings, Turp1n senior: Angle Scartato, Mercy junior; Gina Sledentopf, Anderson junior; Danlelle Dlebtch, Oak Hills junior • Honorable mention: Robin Burlew, Walnut Hills; Jill Barre, Loveland; Kristen Votapek, Amelia; Erica Cruse, lakota East; Kristen Eckerlin, Northwest; Jennifer Heaney, Princeton; Sam Meister, Northwest; Amber Silvis, Western Brown; Anette Angilecchia, St Ursula: Shawn Reynolds, lakota West; Sarah Barber, Mount Notre Dame; .len Widener, Seton.
• Player of the Year: Monica Hoyles, Wyoming senior • Coach of the Year: Amy Rlef, Indian Hill • First Team: Chrissie Zepf, Mariemont semor; Ashley Janning, Roger Bacon JUmor; Reba Sedlack, Badin JUnior; Missy Vlertlng, Cmdnnati Country Day sophomore; Kendra Homschemeler, McNicholas sermr KJtsten Ellis, Indian Hill JUmor; Jaime Cowgill, Indian Hill jumor; Sherry Slye, Roger Bacon junior; Alexis Schmitt, Wyoming junior; Sarah Birkett, Mariemont senior; Jennl Leiter, Summit Country Day sophomore • Honorable mention: Sarah Schweppe, Madeira; Natalie Geier. CCD; Mandy Crooker, Batav•a; Jenna Kereakes, Indian Hill; Ashley Hill, Purcell Manan; Valerie Wood, Seven Hills; Emily Doll, Roger Bacon; Angela Vilkoski, Badm; Meridy Vollmer, CCD; Erin Smder, Cincinnati Hills ChriStian Academy; lauren Hoeck, Summit Country Day; Amanda Messer, McNicholas; Valerie Mott, New Richmond.
duction was down, Hoyles made up for it with leadership and a tenacity that carried over to teammates. Second year Mercy coach Mike Roth's Bobcats were not ranked in the Enquirer's preseason Division I poll although only four players graduated from the S.S 1999 team. However, the Bobcats were steady throughout the season and upset Seton en route to the Division I state
championship game. Although Mercy finished state runnerup and fourth in the
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Indian Hill Braves the past championship game for the three seasons. This year, the first time. Braves finished second A team dominated by junbehind the Cowboys in the ior and sophomore starters, Indian Hill (14-5-2) wonthe Cincinnati Hills U.•ague. But in the regional semifi- sectional and district titles. nals, second year coach An1y This effort earned Rief Rief's Braves beat the the Enquirer's Division II Cowboys 1-0 to reach the Coach of the Year honors.
C8 FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2000
Boys and girls soccer previews
appear to be· even Defending champ Lakota West No. 1
Div. I poll; get lst-placevotes By Dave Schutte
St. Ursula not far Girls coaches polls behind in girls Division I Pts 1. Lakota West (8) 125 Division I poll 2. St. Ursula (3) 123
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The wide-open Cincinnati's """.,_''""''1"' · eS may be 3J1 ;nA;~tl'"" wide-open race fot cfu!uirers Division I poll
By Dave Schutte
• Overall, the top six niceived at le3St one first-plat~ v~te with state semifinali!'lt [4kota East No. 1. • "It could take some time to aJjust to losing three alkity players (Matt Chiodi, Casey FI.SCher and Jeremy Hilen)," Lakota East coach Dan Landnun said "It may also be tough playing with a target on our back every game, but we return eight starters." ·Turpin, a Division I team until this season. was the choice in'the Divisions il-III poll. : Here's a look at the top five Division I teams. ; 1. LAKOTA EAST: One of th'e strength 5 of the Thunderhawks in 1999 was dt;fense, and with four-year · starters Craig S:Uvati (goalie) and Jamie Hilen (defender) back, scoring again may be a pr,oblem for opponents. ·The Thunderhawks are also strong at midfield with TJ. Myers and Erik Reynolds and si}ould have a solid offense. : "Doug Farrell, Andy Carstens, Erik Reynolds and Ti. Myers are all capable of seoring 10-plus goals," I.4J1drum said. "We have lots of scorers in our attack." ; 2. MOELLER: Maybe it's ti-ie eight consecutive winning seasons that purstl2<ied coaches to vote the Crusaders into the No. 2 position. . : But, coach Randy Hurley's t$11 may have a tough time hQlding the ranking with only one starter (goalie Brian S(haeper) back along with five Ieher winners. : 3. LAKOTA WEST: Just when it looked like the Hrebirds w'ould field a team tfut lacked a so'Iid defense, a transfer student c$ne to the rescue. He is Kenney Bertz, a 6-foot-1, ZOO. pt,und junior from Arizona and a rriember of the U.S. regional t$n, who should solidify coach ~ Cununins' team • Senior goalie Matt r.aplan is dpected to play a major role, b(lt success will be keyed by s¢nior midfielder Mark MacKenzie and an inexperienced group of sophomores. : 4. LASALLE: Although the Lancers lost nine starters to graduation, coach Dave Albrinck is optimistic. "We have 10 seniOJ"3 who played on the varsity last year,"
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Defending 1999 state champion Lakota West was voted No. 1 in the Division I girls soccer poll, edging St. Ursula for the top spot. In Division II, Cincinnati Country Day was voted No. 1 in front of Indian Hill, Roger Bacon, Mariemont and Badin. Here's a look at the top 5 Division I teams. 1.
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Lakota East's Jamie left, battles Lakota West's Mark MacKenzie in a rece·nt game at Lakota West High School.
Boys coaches pols Divisions II & Ill
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Pts 1. Lakota East (7) 2. Moeller (1) 3. Lakota West ( 1) 4. La Salle (1) 5. Colerain ( 1) 6. Milford (2) 7. St. Xavier 8. Loveland 9. Elder 10. Fairfield 10. Oak Hills (tie)
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1. Turpin (8) 2. McNicholas (1)
132 100 3. (1) 78 4.Kings(1) 68 5. Summit Country Day 65 6. Indian Hill (1) 61 7.Wyoming 47 8. Seven Hills 32 9.Badin 31 10. Batavia 30
soccer is outstanding." Sean Weber (six goals}, Marc Burch (11 goals, 15 assists), all-league midfielder Jason Seibert and Brad Gilpin (5 goals) also will contribute. 2. MCNICHOLAS: A Division I team in 1999 like Turpin, the Rockets moved down to Division II when the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded boys soccer to three divisions. Major-college prospects josh Miller, Brian Crosby, Shawn Galvin and Joe DiSalvio will be the mainstays for a Rockets squad that eliminated No. 1-ranked Moeller in last year's tournament
Others: Sycamore 15, Mason 10, AnderSon 6, Northwest 5, Roger Bacon 2
Others: Purcell Marian 28, Mariemont 16, Norwood 12, Finneytown 10, CHCA 9, Deer Park 7, Reading 5, Ross 4.
Albrinck said. Albrinck's younger brother Danny, a senior midfielder, and midfielder jeff Sucher will anchor a Lancers team that will feature Pat Bowling, Danny Barraza, Kevin Henry and goalie Kyle Wunderlich. 5. COLERAIN: The Cardinals will feature a solid offense but suspect defense. "We have more depth and experience and should be able to score goals," coach Paul Reedy said. Seth Byers, who scored 18 goals in 1999, will lead the Cardinals assault with Cole Weddle (12). Rvan Reardon (4),
and Chris Maher (4) expected 3. CINCINNATI COUNTRY to contribute. DAY: If inexperienced goalie Witt Hesser, out with an injury 11-1(1 pol last year, comes through as 1. TURPIN: If the Spartans expected, the Indians again will hadn't dropped to Division II be tough defensively. this season, they may have Other than the goalie posibeen voted No. 1 in Division I. tion, coach Greg Hirschauer Coach John Basalyga's returns a veteran team with entire starting lineup returns, justin Schneider (13 goals}, including goalie Mike Vessels, Eric Edwards (11 goals) and considered one of the best in Matt Miller (8 goals, 26 assists) Ohio. Still, Basalyga's taking the offensive leaders. ' Austin Mitchell (6 goals), nothing for granted.. "We could be good, but we Carson Mored (6 goals), Tom could be bad," Basalyga said. Graves (11 goals, 11 assists), "We have a lot of kids back with Wes Hamilton, Jamie Thomas club and varsity experience, but and Charles Kulwin also will the overall depth of Division II contribute.
Leading scorers Amber Wilson and Amy Mink. along with defensive specialist Kara McCue are gone, but the Flrebirds return six starters. "The defense remains intact and the offense has matured," coach Tara Kalkhoff said. "Our weakness could be scoring." Goalie Krista Kalkhoff (13 shutouts) will anchor a defense that includes veteran Leigh Carroll; Shawn Reynolds, Kim Comisar, Gina Lower and Amy Miller will handle the midfield positions. 2. ST. URSULA: Defense will be the Bulldogs' strength again. Senior goalie Emily Bohart, who recorded 16 shutouts in 1999, returns. Senior defense specialists Mandy Hendy, Katie Ireland . and Kristen Ruehlmann add strength in front of Bohart, while Undsay Niehaus, Danielle Patton and Annette Angilecchia provide offense. 3. FAIRAELD: Although the Indians have only iliree seniors, an experienced junior class more than makes up for this void. Senior midfielders Leslie Barden and Kelly Kammer and senior defender Angie Meyer will be joined by Katie Hanck, Leah Eggleton, Katie Chrien, Michelle Kirby and Shannon Muller. 4. MCAULEY: A lack of team speed is the only weakness of a Mohawks team that returns 13 letter winners. Goalie Erin Bittner anchors a defense that includes returning starters Kristen Archibald and Jenna Haverkos, with Lauren Giesting (12 goals) and Nikki Uchtenfeld (six goals) providing the offense. 5. TURPIN: Coach Dave Lawson (289-62-58) should pass the 300-win mark with a strong defensive team. Midfielders Naomi Cummings, Leah Phelps,
3. Fairfield (1) 87 4. McAuley (1) 71 5. Turpin 62 6. Seton 61 7. Ursuline (1) 52 8. Mason (1) 48 9. Lakota East 47 10. Loveland 46 Others: Sycamore (1) 45, Mercy 40, Oak Hills 18, Anderson 13, Glen fste 13, North~ 11, McNicholas 9, Colerain, W}ooling · 7, Amelia 2, Harrison, Walnut Hills, Milford 1.
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42 2. Indian Hill 37 3. Roger Bacon (2) 36 3. Mariemont (tie) 36 5. Badin (1) 27 6. Wyoming 26 7. Madeira 24 8. Ross 19 9. New Richmond 5 10. Finneytown 4 Others: Norwood 3, Se.oen Hills 2, Summit Country Day 10.
Emily Cavender and jennifer Hensley are the key veterans.
Division II 1. CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY: All-State midfielder
Natalie Geier, standout goalie Megan Monroe (10 shutouts) and striker Missy Vierling are three reasons why the Indians captured the top spol Goalie Megan Monroe will anchor the defense, with stopper Talia Stinson and midfielder Katherine Hale adding experience to the backfield. "We have a great group of seniors and return nine starters," coach Theresa Hirschauer said. 'We11 be quick but young with several players n~ed to step up." 2. INDIAN HILL: All-city players jenna Kereiakes (21 goals, 10 assists) and defensive specialist jaime Cowgill will lead the experienced Braves. Coach Amy Rief also will rely on Erin Schmitt, Emily Rowe, Cubby Kenny and Kristen Ellis. 3. ROGER BACON: Four transfers will bolster a Spartans squad that lost several key players to graduation. Sherry Sly (Fairfield}, Laura Monterosso (St. Bernard), Erica Guster (Purcell Marian) and Katie Courtney (Badin) will be joined by returning starters Michelle Kelly, Emily Doll and Ashley Janning.
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dead and nts team, me nouston Rockets, would likely land free agent forward Maurice Taylor. "That's what we wanted to hear, that Ewing's not going to Seattle," Tomjanovich said. AKERS DONE: Michelle Akers, one of the world's top women's soccer players for 15 years, said she's retiring from international competition and won't play at the Sydney Olympies next month. Akers led the United States to two World Cups and an Olympic gold. But after reinjuring her shoulder earlier this month, Akers realized her body had given all it could. "I finally said to myself, 'This is insane,' " Akers said. "I was battling at my absolute gut level to just get through the day." She still plans to play for the new WUSA franchise in Orlando, which starts play next April. There was no immediate word on her replacement with the Olympic team. A NO-NO: A South African Olympic swimming coach was
ty ot banned substances mto Perth, Australia, Airport. The coach, whose name has not been released, was carrying 500 tablets of a banned Chinese herb containing ephedrine, Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio reported Friday. The tablets were confiscated Wednesday and the coach was allowed to continue with the team to Sydney to prepare for the Sept. 15-0ct. 1 Olympics. WRESTLER OK'D: An arbitrator ruled Thursday that Keith Sieracki's victory in the GrecoRoman wrestling trials should stand and he will represent the United States in Sydney next month. Sieracki defeated Matt Lindland in the trials in Dallas in June. He won the deciding third bout 2-1 in overtime on a referee's decision, apparently clinching the Olympic berth at 1671h pounds. Lindland, who had won his eight previous matches against Sieracki, immediately filed a protest, claiming he had been tripped.
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