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MACOMB AREA CONFERENCE WHITE DIVISION 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.)


Roster Call

The Michigan Soccer Network is collecting varsity girls soccer rosters for over 460 schools state-wide. Copies can be emailed to stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com

Competing Schools – Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, Fraser, Grosse Pointe South, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Utica, Utica Ford

 

SCHOOL: Clinton Township Chippewa Valley

HEAD COACH: Gerry Haggerty

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 0-15-1, 0-11-1 MAC-White Division (seventh, one point)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-1 pre-districts to Sterling Heights Stevenson (3-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Lily Golden, sr. F; Samantha Hosier, sr. D; Sara Scoggins, sr. M/D (All-League; signed with NAIA Rochester University); no other players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: No players specified.

KEY NEWCOMERS: No players specified.

ROSTER: No list submitted.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: The Big Reds are coming off a big rebuilding campaign to say the least. Chippewa Valley was not only winless with one tie in 2023, but the team was outscored 55-2 and shut out 15 times. So any type of an improvement is welcome. So far this season through April 15, the Big Red are 2-1-0 and back on the winning track. They’ve pitched two shutouts and outscored its three foes 2-1. That’s a step in the right direction.

 

SCHOOL: Fraser

HEAD COACH: Michael Leone

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 9-9-2, 6-4-2 MAC-White Division (tied-third, 20 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Warren Mott (10-0); lost in D-1 district semifinals to Utica Ford (2-1, 2OT, SO)

RETURNING STARTERS: Ava Fuller, sr. M/F; Jenna D’Alimonte, sr. D; Loralai Logan, sr. F; Claire Wise, jr. M;

Delany Barr, jr. M/F; Alayna Lentine, jr. G.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Michaela Chandler, soph. M/F; Jaida Oxendine, sr. D/M; Emma Wengler, soph. M/F; Francesca Sines, soph. D/M; Mary Sager, sr. F; Madison Lonnstrom, jr. D/M; Brookelynn Ritchey, jr. D; Kate Gauvin, jr. M; Faith Smith, jr. M/F; Emmersyn Balowski, jr. D; Danica Domenicucci, soph. M

KEY NEWCOMERS: Kennedy Blehm, fr. G; Isabella Gjinaj, fr. F.  

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Like most of the teams in the MAC-White Division, Fraser was somewhat inconsistent last year which led to a 9-9-2 record and middle of the pack finish. The season came to an end via a shootout loss to Utica Ford.  Fraser outscored the opposition by just seven goals, 45-38, registered just three shutouts and was shut out five times. So far in 2024 it is much of the same for the Ramblers. Fraser is 2-3-1 through April 15, allowing 12 goals while scoring eight. With  o apparent favorite in the league, it’s anyone’s guess where the Ramblers could finish in the league standings this year.

 

SCHOOL: Grosse Pointe South

HEAD COACH: Chris Bolio

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 9-6-3, 6-4-2 MAC-White Division (tied-third, 20 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Detroit Western (9-0); lost in D-1 district semifinals to Dearborn (3-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Jill Adams, soph. M/D; Else Bachert, sr. G; Ava Pappas, jr. D/M; Sarah Cook, jr. CB; Lilia Moussiaux, jr.;

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Isabella Deveroux, sr. D; Christina Fett, sr. M/F; Brenna Goodman, sr. D; Lauren McDonald, sr. F; Lucy Stidham, jr. F.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Brooke Hepner, fr. M; Harriet Kowalski, fr.; Savannah Spangler, jr. M (played with Michigan Hawks ECNL last season; two-time state qualifier in cross country and track and field); Lila Brundage, jr. F/D (played with Nationals GA last season); Monroe Desmyter, jr. F; Ella Devlin, soph.; Alyssa Flores, sr.; Eleni Melhem, sr. M; Elaina Morgan, sr. D/F; Cassidy Woolums, sr.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: The Blue Devils tied for third in the MAC-White Division last season after outscoring the opposition 53-23 with eight shutouts. South also lost in the district semifinals to Dearborn (3-0), just the second time the Blue Devils were shut out all season. So far this season Grosse Pointe South is 2-2-0 through April 15, scoring six goals while yielding 11. The team gained Savannah Spangler, a junior who spent last season with the Michigan Hawks and is also a multi-time state qualifier in cross-country and track, plus some other newer players that should help long term. In a year where there is no clear-cut favorite in the league, the Blue Devils could rise to the top if it can shore up its defense.

 

SCHOOL: Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse

HEAD COACH: Scott Perez

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 10-8-2, 5-5-2 MAC-White Division (fifth, 17 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Macomb Dakota (2-1, 2OT); lost in D-1 district semifinals to New Baltimore Anchor Bay (2-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: No players specified.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Nina Bourbeau, jr. D/M; Alyssa Gulisano, jr. M/D; Grace Haynes, soph. F; Ellissa Huot, sr. M/F; Anna Lezotte, jr. M; Taryn Missig, jr. F/M; Emily Russell, jr. M; Natalia Stutz, sr. G; Zoe Wambach, sr. M; Isabella Snyder, sr. D; Mackenzi Watson, sr. D; Lucy Miller, jr. F/M; Andrea Comerford, jr. D.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Brisilda Hebeja, fr.; Brynn Lepine, fr. M; Emma Osinski, fr.; Kaitlyn Pillars, fr.; Gabrielle Amoe, soph. F/M; Chloe Beaver, sr.; Lexi Bellisario, jr.; Brooke Browning, jr.; Avery Bryant, jr. Shyla Droske, soph.; Ansley Klein, jr.; Ella Rivard, jr.; Eva Tringali, jr.; Lexie Vadio, jr.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Gone is Kassidy Lanthier, one of the state’s top goalkeepers now at NCAA Division I University of Iowa. She was a huge part of the team’s success last season and a big reason why a young team finished 10-8-2. Last year the Lancers were mostly freshmen and sophomores, so a year older with more experience should bode well for L’Anse Creuse. Last year the Lancers held a 52-20 edge in scoring with eight shutouts. This year they started 2-2-2 through April 15 but have shown some offensive spark by outscoring six opponents 19-10. 


 

 




SCHOOL: Sterling Heights Stevenson

HEAD COACH: Tony Casali

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 6-11-3, 2-8-2 MAC-White Division (sixth, eight points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (3-0); lost in D-1 district semifinals to Troy Athens (8-1)

RETURNING STARTERS: Presley Jones, jr. F/M/D (All-League, All-District, 15 goals last season); Maria Micakaj, jr. D (All-League); Ava McGowan, jr. M; Chloe Nissan, soph. M; Lexi Curzydlo, sr. D; Lillian Kulcsycki, soph. M.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Maeghan Penalosa, sr. D; Meghan Boring, jr. M; Sadie Nissan, sr. D; Kelsie Fagan, jr.;

KEY NEWCOMERS: Isabelle Reda, fr. F; Mailee McKnee, fr. D; Sophia Giabala, fr. M; Diana Marku, jr. G; Lillian Akroush, soph. M; Isabel DeSantis-Miniuk, soph. M.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Stevenson dipped through a rebuilding year last year but appears to be showing signs of life this season despite a 2-5-0 start. Presley Jones is scoring in bunches and can play all over the field. She makes this team better. The roster is a nice blend of experience and youth but the Titans are playing in more close games than last year, where they were outscored 67-32 a year ago.

 

SCHOOL: Utica

HEAD COACH: Dave Moran

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 10-6-4 MAC-White Division (second, 22 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-1 pre-districts to Romeo (2-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Sarah Fromm, sr. F/M (All-State Third Team; signed with NCAA Division II Grand Valley State University; 22 goals as junior); Noelle Preast, jr. F (14 goals last season); Keira Russell, jr. M/F; Ayla Dedivanaj, soph. M; Bella Blanchett, soph. M/F; Vanessa Galovich, sr. CB; Alexis Pokley, sr. G.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Ava Lang, sr. G; Kylie Noe, sr.; Jordyn Patterson, sr. M; Olivia Small, jr. M/D; Brooke Stalker, soph. M; Mary Vanker, jr. D; Addison White, jr. D.                                                                                                         

KEY NEWCOMERS: Hollie Immonen, fr. CB; Grace Cottingham, fr. F; Olivia Rutledge, fr. F; Lillian Aho, sr. D

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: With most of its team back, Utica could have the talent to make a run at a rare conference title in the MAC-White Division. Utica was second in the league behind a 53-26 scoring edge and seven shutouts. As for a district, the Cheiftains again find themselves in pne of the state’s top districts regardless of division … “This is our better opportunity in a while to win this league. It’s kind of wide open but we have a lot of experience. Plus, with the freshmen I’m hoping we can make a run at it,” said coach Dave Moran.

 

SCHOOL: Utica Ford

HEAD COACH: Christopher Alston

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 14-6-1, 10-1-1 MAC-White Division (first, 31 points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-1 pre-districts to Romeo (2-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Lillian Diamond, sr. D/G (All-League); Kylee Pfeifer, sr. M/D; Lilah Earl, sr. D/F; Alexandria Allen, sr. D; Kayla McPherson, jr. M.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Maria Raciti, jr. D/M; Abigail Shaner, jr. D.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Grace Barry, fr.; Makenna Bettys, jr. F; Margaret Castillo, fr.; Emma Ciotti, jr. M; Corinne McGlassion, jr. G; Joslyn McGlassion, jr. F; Emma McNally, fr.; Emma Pewarchie, jr. F/M; Lia Raciti, jr. F; Athraa Shathaea, sr. M; Natalie Vasquez, fr.; Madison Wiegand, jr. D

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: The two-time defending OAA-White Division Falcons may step back slightly, as 11 players graduated including three to the college ranks. Ford won 14 games, outscored its opposition 58-24 and recorded six shutouts. Through April 15, the Falcons are 2-2-1 in a rebuilding campaign, scoring four goals and conceding five goals. 


(MSN will compile a random sampling of game results from around the state each day. To send in results from high school varsity, club, amateur, pre-pro, semi-pro or professional soccer, email all pertinent details to Communications Specialist / Web and Content Editor / Director of News Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com.)


(Have a story suggestion for the Premier Media Group and the Michigan Soccer Network regarding club soccer, high school varsity, amateur soccer, collegiate soccer or professional soccer of teams or players with Michigan ties, contact Communications Specialist/Web and Content Editor/Director of News Dan Stickradt via email at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com, or call 248-884-1051. Dan Stickradt is a 31-year veteran of the Michigan Media circles and recently joined the staff full time in March of 2024. Want to schedule a broadcast game or live show, contact PMG/MSN Director of Broadcasting Jonathan Turner for availability and pricing at jonathan@michigansoccernetwork.com.) 








 

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