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HURON LEAGUE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES 2024



BY DAN STICKRADT

Communications Specialist | Web And Content Editor | Director of News |

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(Michigan Soccer Network Communications Specialist / Web and Content Editor / Director of News Dan Stickradt compiles team capsules for over 460 girls soccer programs statewide. Email pertinent information to stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com. Follow on Twitter @msn_stickradt, @LocalSportsFans, or @MiSoccerNetwork and on numerous social media platforms.)


Competing Teams – Carleton Airport, Flat Rock, Grosse Ile, Milan, Monroe Jefferson/Eric Mason Unified, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, New Boston Huron, Riverview

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SCHOOL:  Carleton Airport

HEAD COACH: Harold Mendez

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 7-11-0, 3-7-0 Huron League (seventh, nine points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-2 pre-districts to Gibraltar-Carlson (8-0)

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Emily Begeman, soph. D; Olivia Bucki, soph. F; Madilynn Daniels, sr. D/G; Skylar Gerweck-Myers, sr. M; Makayla Harrelson, sr. D/M; Olivia Heinze, jr. F; Rylee Johnson, soph. F; Leah LaBean, sr. F; Nicole Lambrix, soph. D; Marlie Lozon-Liggett, sr. M/F; Alejandra Najera, soph. M/F; Gwendoline Nunn, sr. D/M; Cecilia Ortega, sr. M/F; Payton Toth, soph. M/F; Autumn Welch, soph. M/D; Brooke Welch, soph. M/D.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Kaydence Atkisson, fr. F; Marissa Chapdelaine, fr. G/F; Erin Dostert, fr. D; Makenna Haddox, fr. M; Alexis Heinze, fr. F/M/D; Taylor Johnson, fr. F; Lena Lozon-Bogedain, fr. M/F; Mackenzie Timbrooks, fr. D.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: After finishing 7-11-0 last season and that includes being outscored 70-60 with six shutouts, the Jets have turned a corner to start 2024. Carleton Airport is off to a 6-1-0 record through April 17, outscored its opposition 37-7 and recorded two shutouts. More importantly Airport is firing on all cylinders and looking to finish in the top half of a deep league this season. There are eight talented freshmen and eight sophomores on the roster and the youth movement serves well for the future as well.

 

SCHOOL: Flat Rock

HEAD COACH: Craig Stanczyk

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 11-7-0, 5-5-0 Huron League (fourth, 15 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Dundee (4-0); lost in D-3 district semifinals to Grosse Ile (7-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Carlee Balogh, soph.; Avery Barron, sr.; Mary Bayus, sr.; Keola Botts, jr.; Riley Chevalier, soph.; Michelle Crum, soph.; Sophia Ellison, soph.; Sarah Harkins, jr.; Anna Klein, sr.; Courtney Kraszewski, jr.; Lillianna Lukasik, jr.; Eva Mouro, soph.; Isabella Thomas, sr.; Megan Woelkers, jr.; Makayla Beckes, sr.; Savannah Bodart, sr.; Natalie Gibson, soph.; Emma Kirlia, soph.; Mya Mohammed, jr.; Felecia Morrison, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Lily Klein, fr.; Aileen McNamara, fr.; Willow Paumbo, fr.; Elyse Rogier, fr.; Claire Carlman, sr.; Caroline Garcia, sr.; Ava Gillum, soph.; Layla Holbrook, soph.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Flat Rock is another up-and-coming program and a team that has become significantly more competitive in recent years. That has helped the Huron League to becoming much deeper in the last five seasons. The Rams won 11 games last season, finished four games above five-hundred, outscored the opposition 76-50 and claimed six shutouts. This season Flat Rock is off to a 3-3-1 start with a 16-11 scoring edge and three more clean sheets.

 

SCHOOL: Grosse Ile

HEAD COACH: Kyle Lesperance

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 17-3-4, 6-1-3 Huron League (second, 21 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Flat Rock (7-0); def. Milan (2-1, 2OT, SO, district finals); def. Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard (4-1), regional semifinals); def. Williamston (2-1, regional finals); def. Flint Powers Catholic (2-1, 2OT, SO); lost in D-3 state finals to Hudsonville Unity Christian (3-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Aubree Korody, jr. F (All-State Third Team); Cassidy Eblin, sr. M (All-State Third Team); Addison Nemeth, sr. D (All-State Honorable Mention); Madelynn McNeil, sr. D; Olivia Zuccaro, jr. D; Ella Gatti, jr. M; Lila Pascuzzi, jr. M; Alexandria Stefan, sr. M; Olivia Zuccaro, jr. D.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Alicia Shelton, soph. M (injured last season); Alyssa Korte, soph. D; Mallory Botten, jr. M; Monica Arndt, jr. G; Samantha Bohl, sr. D; Grace Houston, jr.; Katherine Gilroy, sr. F; Chelsea Houghton, sr. D; Alaina Korody, jr. D (injured most of last season); Abrielle Kulick-Heim, sr. D; Morgan Kwaitkowski, soph. M; Lindsey Rice, sr. M

KEY NEWCOMERS: Courtney Flood, jr. D.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: After finishing second in the Huron League, Grosse Ile went on quite a run last season and advanced all the way to the Division 3 state title game. The postseason run a pair of overtime/shootout wins and three one-goal decisions. The Red Devils outscored the opposition 100-19 with 12 shutouts and only shut out three times, one being the state championship loss. Through April 17 this season, Grosse Ile owns a 3-1-1 record, a 24-8 scoring edge and three shutouts and is engaged in a multi-team race in a very deep Huron League this season. … “We return eight starters but have many other returning players that could have started nearly any game last year. We return two players who would have contended for a starting position last year but were out with season-ending injuries early in the season last year (Alaina Korody and Alicia Shelton). We return a goalie that we leaned on heavily in the playoffs during shootouts last year. We will participate in the Williamston soccer shootout on April 20. Where six of the eight teams are ranked in the top 15 of D-3 and I expect another one of them to slowly creep up the rankings as the season progresses (Essexville-Garber). We are excited for this season and working throughout the season to make sure we are peaking by the start of districts in May. The Huron league has been becoming more and more competitive in each season that I've coached and that helps contribute to the postseason success that we have had. We have a very talented group that is capable of making another run and are excited for the season ahead,” said coach Kyle Lesperance.

 

SCHOOL: Milan

HEAD COACH: Phillip Hayes

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 12-4-4, 7-1-2 Huron League (first, 23 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Blissfield (8-0); lost in D-3 district finals to Grosse Ile (2-1, 2OT, SO)

RETURNING STARTERS: No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Olivia Henry, jr. G; Malea Wourman, jr. M; Leah Mazei, jr.; Emma Budd, jr. F; Izzy Fetterolf, jr.; Evelyn Slayton, jr.; Avery Powell, sr.; Marissa Cicotte, sr.; Abi Bortles, jr.; Izzionna Boone-Slaughter, jr.; Kamryn Stripp, sr.; Maya Faro, jr.; Aubree Higgins, soph. F; Kailey McDaniel, soph. M

KEY NEWCOMERS: No players specified.

ROSTER: No list submitted, and no 2024 roster located on the school’s athletics website or on an outside source.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Milan ended up winning the Huron League championship last season behind some impressive numbers. The Big Reds held a 87-17 edge on the scoreboard, 10 shutouts and were only shut out twice all season. The road ended in the D-3 district finals to league rival Grosse Ile. Milan is back in the Division 3 Top 15 of the MIHSSCA state rankings and off to a 5-2-0 start. That included four more clean sheets and a 16-6 scoring edge. Expect the Big Reds to remain in contention for league and district titles again this season.

 

SCHOOL: Monroe Jefferson/Erie Mason Unified

HEAD COACH: Dave Cousino, first season.

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 0-14-0, 0-10-0 Huron League (eighth, no points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Withdrew from MHSAA Division 2 state tournament due to low numbers and not recording a win.

RETURNING STARTERS: No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: No players specified.

KEY NEWCOMERS: No players specified.

ROSTER: No list submitted.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Everything hit rock bottom for Jefferson last year. The team finished 0-14-0 and didn’t even complete its regular season schedule and withdrew from the Division 2 state tournament. That ugliness included the team being shut out 14 times, outscored 162-0 and the program was barely on life support. This year a new coaching staff came in and mixed the returning letterwinners in with players from nearby Erie-Mason, which never had a soccer program in the past. The season began with some signs of life and a 1-4-1 record through April 18. The team defeated Dundee (4-3) in the opener and recently tied Melvindale (1-1), another team going through a rebuild after a rough season in 2023. Last season is in the rearview mirror and despite the Bears 35-5, there’s a new heartbeat. There is finally optimism on the horizon.

 

SCHOOL: Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

HEAD COACH: Laura Durance-Perry

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 10-10-0, 5-5-0 Huron League (fifth)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Detroit Cristo Rey (5-0); lost in D-4 district semifinals to Lutheran Westland (8-4)

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Juliana Classic, jr.; Leah DeSarbo, sr.; Madeline Hamilton, sr.; Quinn Harrington, soph.;  Lydia Johnson, soph.; Nora Kinsey, soph.; Brianna Lynch, soph.; Lily Menzies, soph.; Isabelle Morin, soph.; Chloe Orris, soph.; Anna Perna, jr.; Sophia Short, soph.; Alexandra Wickenheiser, jr.; Hailee Willis, soph.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Briana Anaya, fr.; Addison Welker, fr.; Marcelina Anaya, soph.; Isabella Grippi-Amoroso, soph.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: The Kestrels were somewhat inconsistent last year, which led to a 10-10-0 record, 74 goals scored, 74 goals against, five shutouts and seven times they were shut out on the pitch. This season St. Mary Catholic Central has dipped into a full-blown rebuilding campaign. The Kestrels started 1-5-0 through April 17 and have been outscored 37-5 in that span and shut out three times.

 

SCHOOL: New Boston Huron

HEAD COACH: Matt Lividini

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 5-7-3, 4-3-3 Huron League (sixth)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Southgate Anderson (8-0); lost in D-2 district semifinals to Riverview (2-1, 2OT)

RETURNING STARTERS: No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Ava Banko, soph. G; Addison Bozynski, jr.; Shaylyn Carpenter, jr.; Rylie Cassette, jr. F; Lily Cholette, jr.; Addison Dolencic, jr.; Callie Eaton, jr.; Gabrielle Emelian, jr. F; Riley Humeniak, jr,; Danica Lividini, sr.; Maggie Mentzer, sr.; Ava Plackowski, jr.; Kendyl Sikorski, sr.; Maggie Warden, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Miley Skamiera, fr.; Brooklyn Burke, soph.; Sarah Stewart, jr.; Avery Turk, soph.; Nhi Vo, soph.; Madison Wilson, soph.; Hannah Purcell, sr.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: This team is off to a 3-0-1 start through April 17 with an impressive 26-3 scoring edge and three shutouts. The Chiefs have not dented the rankings but could later this season. Huron should join Milan and Gross Ile in the Huron League title chase this season. Last season the Chiefs posted four shutouts and outscored the opposition 55-27 but still hovered around the five-hundred mark.

 

SCHOOL: Riverview

HEAD COACH: Steffeny Burns

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 11-5-4, 8-2-2 Huron League (third)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Ypsilanti Community (5-0); def. New Boston Huron (2-1, 2OT); lost in D-2 district finals to Trenton (2-1)

RETURNING STARTERS: Riley Phillips, sr. F (All-State Third Team); No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Olivia Bowman, sr.; Giuseppina Cangialosi, sr.; Carley Coleman, jr.; Madalyn Dominski, sr.; Caiya Hunter, soph.; Salma Ibrahim, jr.; Hayden Koch, soph.; Katie Patterson, soph.; Brooklyn Poe, sr.; Kennedy Rich, jr.; Panvit Singh, sr.; Skyler Stokes, sr.; Kloey Turner, jr.; Averi Westbay, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Carley Coleman, fr.; Katelyn Dominski, fr.; Elyanna Ortoz, fr.; Abigail Campau, jr.; Nevaeh Justice, jr.; Briana Nickens, jr.; Josephine Ortiz, jr.; Evelyn Wright, jr.; Olivia Henry, sr.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: This side is coming off a productive season which saw a 74-20 scoring edge, 11 shutouts, a third-place finish in the Huron League and a spot in the district finals. That has been followed up by a 4-2-0 start through April 17 where Riverview is 4-2-0 and outscored its six foes 30-13 with one shutout. The Pirates should engage in a four-team race that includes New Boston Huron, Milan and Grosse Ile.


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