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OAKLAND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION-BLUE DIVISION GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES 2024



BY DAN STICKRADT

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

Social Media Director | Interns and Freelance Coordinator

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(Michigan Soccer Network Communications Specialist / Web and Content Editor / Director of News Dan Stickradt is compiling 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 Schools – Auburn Hills Avondale, Ferndale/Ferndale University Unified, North Farmington, West Bloomfield.

 

An asterisk* denotes the athlete may be playing Girls Academy of ECNL

 

SCHOOL: Auburn Hills Avondale

HEAD COACH: Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Shea, first season

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 6-8-0, 3-2-0 OAA-Blue (tied-second)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-2 pre-districts to Waterford Kettering (3-1)

RETURNING STARTERS: Lainey Pruzinsky, soph. M/F/ D (All-League, All-District); Marisa Jewell, sr. D; Maggie Waltenspiehl, sr. M/G (All-League); Marissa Wallace, jr. M; Natalia Figueroa, jr. D; Hana Leal, soph. D/M; Elyse Candelario, soph. D; Abbie Muma, soph. G/M

KEY NEWCOMERS: Maryan Stach, fr. M/F; Elenie Darovitz, fr. M/F; Alex Ferrembus, fr. D/M; Sophie Clark, fr. M/F; Katelyn Garza, sr. D; Yosiline Delagarza, jr. D/M; Addie Quinn, soph. M

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Since Dave Muczynski stepped away in 2012 and building the Yellowjackets into a respectable state powerhouse in Division 2, Avondale’s program has been quite consistent with a revolving door of coaches over the past dozens years. In recent years have dwindled and so has the Yellowjackets’ win totals and success. Former Ortonville Brandon and Michigan State player Kathleen O’Shea enters to try to build back up the program and reestablish a level of respect. Avondale is coming off a six-win season in 2023 but remain in the OAA-Blue. The OAA splits into four divisions with the Blue Division and newly-created Gold Division being four schools each where each team plays each other twice. The program has increased numbers above 30 with a large freshmen class, which has allowed for a junior-varsity program for the first time since 2021. Avondale has started 0-3-2 but is setting the building blocks for a successful future even though the dividends might not be paid out this year.

 

SCHOOL: Ferndale-Ferndale University Unified

HEAD COACH: Maisson Fenning, second season.

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD/ FINISH: 8-6-2, 3-2-0 OAA-Blue (tied-second)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Livonia Clarenceville (8-0); lost in D-2 district semifinals to Birmingham Marian (12-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: No list specified.

PARTIAL ROSTER: Ella Bilik, jr. D; Elizabeth Brineman, sr. M; Isabel Dutra, sr. M; Torrie Lucas, jr. F; Ciara Nichols, jr. D; Madeleine Powell, jr. D; Scarlet Reid, sr. M; Abbie Rice, sr. F/M; Karissa Shabazz, sr. M; Na’Khia Simmons, jr. M; Gabrielle Thompson jr. D/G; Alexis White, jr. F; Asia Williams, sr. G/F; Isidora Purrier, sr. M; Grecia Mendez, soph. G; Sonni Morais, jr. D; Allison Stichler, fr.; Reina Camila Dela Cruz, jr.; Lucy Clark, soph. M; Ayla Craft, jr. M/F; Emerie Peters, jr. M; Abi Dutra, soph. M; Meera Venugopal, fr.; Abby Campbell, fr.; Dania De La More, soph. F; Kennedy Daniels, jr. D; Anna Levendoskj, soph. M/F; Mane Niang, jr.; Alexis White, jr.; Milayna Shea, soph.; Tala Deeb, jr. D; Grecia Mendez, soph. G; Kennedy Daniels, jr. D/M; Mane Niang, jr. F; Milanya Shea, soph. F; Reina Camila Dela Cruz, jr. D.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Allison Sticher, fr. M; Meera Venugopal, fr. F


NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: Based on its 8-0 victory over Avondale and 5-3 loss to West Bloomfield, it’s been a mixed bag for the Eagles in terms of league play results. The Eagles will benefit from playing better teams in the long run but where they’ll finish is anyone’s guess. This is still a team on the rise, as most of the roster is intact from a league runner-up finish in 2023.  

 



 


SCHOOL: North Farmington

HEAD COACH: Erika Rust, 10th season

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 4-13-0, 0-7-0 OAA White Division (eighth, no points)

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Lost in D-1 pre-districts to Walled Lake Central (4-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: No list submitted.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: No list submitted.

KEY NEWCOMERS: No list submitted.

PARTIAL ROSTER: Adrianna Bohannin, sr. D; Avani Srinivas, sr. M; Caitlyn McLane, sr. D; Elianna Kassab, jr. M/F; Maggie Greener, jr. M/F; Rachel Mateyak, sr. M; Skyler Wayne, jr. M; Vanessa Kantor, jr. D

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: North Farmington is coming off just a four-win season and finished last in the OAA White Division last year. It was everything a major rebuilding year encompasses. The Raiders started 0-9-0 and 1-11-0 and were outscored 67-21 on the season with just one shutout. The program was up in the OAA-Red just five years ago but has not enjoyed much success the last couple of years, going 4-13-0 in 2023, 8-6-2 in 2022 and just 2-8-1 in the covid-shortened 2021 campaign. Can North Farmington reverse the trend in 2024? The Raiders started off 1-1-0 and are now in the newly-revamped four-school OAA Blue Division to compete against schools in a similar position.

 

SCHOOL: West Bloomfield

HEAD COACH: Sam Makki, first season

2023 OVERALL AND LEAGUE RECORD / FINISH: 12-5-1, 5-0-0 OAA Blue Division

2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Def. Waterford Mott (3-1); lost in D-1 district semifinals to Walled Lake Northern (6-0)

RETURNING STARTERS: Alesha Tariq, sr. F; Parker Aulgur, sr. F; Carly Lyons, jr. F (All-League, All-District); Sydney Lalone, sr. D (All-League, All-District); Montse Rodriguez, sr. M/D; Evelyn Marshall, sr. M.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Ava Reisig, jr. D

KEY NEWCOMERS: Sarina Khatchadourian, soph. G; Tayln Rigney, fr. G; Natalie Rebtoy, fr. F; Isabella Andric, fr.; Lana Cheachirini, soph. M/F; Charlotte Kremer, soph.; Biana Palazzolo, fr.; Eva Zimnicki, fr. D/M; Alexandria Peratsakis, fr.

NOTABLES/OUTLOOK/COACH’S QUOTE: After finishing 2-15-1 in a major rebuilding year in 2022, the Lakers made a grand turnaround in 2023. West Bloomfield finished a respectable 12-5-1 and won its third league championship in a decade. Coach Jason Clark is now the head coach at his alma mater, Troy Athens, while veteran club coach Sam Makki takes over the reigns at WB, where there are six returning starters and a quality freshman class that could make an impact. The Lakers remain in the OAA-Blue after the league expanded into four divisions this spring. The Lakers could be a factor in a wide-open race again this season.

 

 

2023 ALL-OAA WHITE DIVISION GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Korinne Ihrke, Oxford jr. G

Ella Boyd, Oxford jr. F

Ryan Walters, Oxford soph. F

Maddy Boyd, Oxford fr. M/F

Alexis Owens, Oxford sr. D

Alex Dawood, Oxford sr. M

Ava David, Birmingham Seaholm sr. D/M

Lexi Beckeman, Birmingham Seaholm sr.

Sam Sickinger, Birmingham Seaholm jr. F

Taylor Hartwig, Birmingham Seaholm soph. D

Eloise Roberts, Birmingham Seaholm sr. M

Maeve Nolan, Berkley jr. M/F

Alana Blatt, Berkley sr. D

Maddie Welsh, Berkley jr. G

Haley Stephenson, Berkley sr. D

Paige Charlton, Berkley sr. M

Grace Sullivan, Lake Orion sr. M

Momo Okuna, Lake Orion sr. D

Dillion Verlinden, Lake Orion soph. F

Erin Regalia, Lake Orion jr. D

Morgan Perry, Birmingham Groves soph. D

Camryn Pepper, Birmingham Groves jr. M/F

Mikayla Benavides, Birmingham Groves soph. D/M

Cabrey O’Gorman, Birmingham Groves jr. M

Jaiden Webster, Royal Oak sr.

Finja Moellenhoff, Royal Oak sr.

Gillian Iles, Royal Oak sr.

Mila Rustin, Farmington

Caitlyn McLane, Farmington

Leah Siskosky, Farmington

Name not available, North Farmington

Name not available, North Farmington

Name not available, North Farmington

 

2023 ALL-OAA BLUE DIVISION GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

(2023 grades and positions are unavailable)

Kennedy Farr, West Bloomfield

Katie Elliott, West Bloomfield

Sydney LaLone, West Bloomfield

Parker Avigur, West Bloomfield

Alesha Tariq, West Bloomfield

Carly Lyons, West Bloomfield

Lainey Pruzinsky, Auburn Hills Avondale fr. M/F

Abbie Sowell, Auburn Hills Avondale sr. D

Maggie Waltenspiel, Auburn Hills Avondale jr. M

Brooklyn Dillon, Auburn Hills Avondale sr. D

Taylor Facca, Auburn Hills Avondale sr. M

Daisy Flores, Pontiac

Joanna Sauthar, Pontiac

Catrina Love, Pontiac

Isabell Canteraj, Pontiac

Devyn Addison, Southfield A&T

Ryan Clark, Southfield A&T

Naria Penn, Southfield A&T

Gabby Frazier-Body, Southfield A&T

Ka’Shayla Taylor, Harper Woods

Ka’Sydi Williams, Harper Woods

Taniya Raymore, Harper Woods

No name submitted, Ferndale

No name submitted, Ferndale

No name submitted, Ferndale






(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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