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Wayne Post
  • GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Red Jacket, Naples look to continue success

  • Red Jacket and Naples both won Finger Lakes division titles in 2012.
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  • The Red Jacket and Naples girls soccer teams both lost some key players to graduation, but the squads are looking to be repeat as champions of their respective divisions in the Finger Lakes League in 2013.
    The Big Green went 16-2 in 2012 and won the Finger Lakes Central, and the Indians went 11-5-1 to win the West. Naples is coming off a close loss in the Section 5 semifinals. Wayne looks to defends its East title.
    In Wayne County, Gananda captured its second consecutive league title, finishing 17-1 with the only loss coming in the Section 5 semifinals.
    Here is a look at the area's girls soccer teams:
    BLOOMFIELD BOMBERS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class CCC, Finger Lakes Central
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 8-8-2
    COACH/YEAR: Lindsey Halstead/2nd Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Sam Johnsen, Sr., D; Melanie Weber, Sr., M; Karley Schweinfurth, Sr., D; Emily Schweinfurth, Sr., M; Courtney Starken, Sr., D; Chessa Hastings, Sr., M; Olivia Rogers, Sr., M.
    KEY LOSSES: MacKenzie Henderson, G; Claire Nakoski, D.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Lynnsie Bennett, Jr., G; Jill Marianacci, Fr., F.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: I expect for the team to improve throughout the season and for the season to be full of competition.
    CANANDAIGUA BRAVES
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class AA, Monroe County Div. 2
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 2-10-4
    COACH/YEAR: Kim Condon/23rd Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Olivia Griffin, Sr., M; Markell Reid, Sr., M; KG Norris, Sr., M; Deanna Castle, Sr., G.
    KEY LOSSES: Amanda Yavorek, D; Selena Perrin, D; Jessica Colmerauer, D.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Julia Gleason, Sr., F; Courtney Wagner, Jr., D.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: Teamwork.
    GANANDA BLUE PANTHERS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class CCC, Wayne County
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 17-1, Lost in semifinals
    COACH/YEAR: Betsy George/7th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Jessica Donnan, Sr., D; Katilynn White, Jr., F/M; Giulia Mahoney, So., M; Caroline White, Fr., D/M.
    KEY LOSSES: Jordyn Ruston, F; Jessica McDowell, D/M; Mallory Velte, M; Tori Johnson, M; Emily Donnan, D; Courtney Porcelli, D; Darci MacFall, GK
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Sara MacDougall, Jr., G; Melissa Camp, Fr., M; Kathleen Frauel, Fr., D; Miranda Velte, So., D/M; Taylor Cimino, 8th, F; Camryn Vogt, Fr., D/M.
    HARLEY-ALLENDALE COLUMBIA WOLVES
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class DD, Finger Lakes West
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 4-13
    COACH/YEAR: Nikki Guilfoyle/13th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Ginny Munson, So., M/F; Julia Norwood, So., D; Seeley Taylor, So., G/D; Allison Jordan, Jr., M/F.
    KEY LOSSES: Abby O'Keefe, F., Amanda Hall, G; Anna Kennedy, D/M; Grace O'Brien, M; Mikayla Brennan-Burke, D.
    Page 2 of 3 - KEY NEWCOMERS: Danielle Fuller, 8th, M/F; Abby O'Brien, Fr., G/D; Miranda Blood, Fr., M/F; Pia Von Grone, So., M/F.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: I'm not sure what to expect with such a young and new team. I hope we see growth in player development technically and tactically by the end of the season.
    HONEOYE BULLDOGS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class C, Finger Lakes Central
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 7-10, Lost in second round
    COACH/YEAR: Grace Wood/25th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Katie Stevens, So., D; Kasandra Wohlschlegel, Sr., D; Jana Balcerak, Jr., F; Sarah Gray, Jr., G.
    KEY LOSSES: Taylor Pestle, F; Tirzah Blackstone, F; Megan Stevens, D; BreAnna Bugbee, D; Erica Cratsley, M.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Natalie Sacchitella, Jr., M/F.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We are learning to see the field and improving our skills daily.
    MARCUS WHITMAN WILDCATS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class B, Finger Lakes West
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 5-10-2, Lost in first round
    COACH/YEAR: Corrine DeRue/2nd Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Meghan Oswald, Sr., D; Danielle Brown, Sr., G; Bailey Allen, Jr., D; Jordon Fitch, Sr., M; Marissa Nemitz, So., M; Keyanna Stape, So., D.
    KEY LOSSES: Caitlyn Grover, F; Maddie Brown, M; Hannah Green, M; Jenelle Lightfoote, S; Paige O'Neil, M; Emily Polizzi, F.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Audrie Prusinowski, So., F; Ashleigh Stetzel, So., M; Makayla Prusinowski, So., D.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We are a young team with a lot of new players. We are looking to build and grow in each of our games this season.
    MIDLAKES SCREAMING EAGLES
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class B, Finger Lakes Central
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 4-11-2, Lost in first round
    COACH/YEAR: Alaina Benzer/2nd Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Kylee Hughes, Jr., D/F; Allison Clements, Sr., F; Kylie DeWilde, Sr., G; Christy Orlando, So., F; Beth Pierce, So., D.
    KEY LOSSES: Meghan DeHond, D; Sammie Peacock, M; Rebecca Sheppard, D; Maggie Notter, G.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Cassie Kramp, Jr., D/M; Ashley Tubbs, Jr., D; Danielle Arnold, Jr., D.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: My expectation always is to play hard. We lost eight seniors last year and we are looking for people to step up.
    NAPLES BIG GREEN
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class C, Finger Lakes Central
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 16-2, Lost in semifinals
    COACH/YEAR: Frank Gleichauf/12th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Taylor Chapman, Sr., F; Andria Denome, Sr., F; Abby Price, Jr., M; Loran Fleischman, Sr., D; Skyler Matthews, So., D; Mika Hobart, So., M.
    KEY LOSSES: McKayla Johnson, D/M; Paige Hobart, M/F; Emily Jackson, D; Hayley Derus, G; Sarah Tilley, M/F.
    Page 3 of 3 - KEY NEWCOMERS: Chloe Louthan-Green, Fr., D; Morriah Kunes, So., D/F.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We are hoping to rebuild from graduation losses and to get better every day. This year we will have ups and downs and how the girls handle them will be the key. This is one of the tougher schedules that I have had to face.
    NEWARK REDS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class A, Finger Lakes East
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 9-6-2, Lost in quarterfinals
    COACH/YEAR: Jason Dentel/13th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Nicole Collins, So., M/F; Kenna Lauer, So., D/M.
    KEY LOSSES: Brandi Lauer, F; Saige Salone, M.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Monica Mason, Jr., G.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: Moved up to Class A and lost the school scoring record holder. We will look to compete with everyone in the league.
    PALMYRA-MACEDON RED RAIDERS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class B, Finger Lakes East
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 8-8-2, Lost in quarterfinals
    COACH/YEAR: Mike Karns/15th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Samantha Gagliano, Sr., F; Sydney Gagliano, So., M; Kacie Matteson, So., M; Emily Blazey, Jr., F; Kelsi Nau, Sr., D; Rachel Rowles, Sr., M.
    KEY LOSSES: Leah May, M.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Julia Cosner, Fr., M; Maddie Thompson, Fr., M; Abby Halsey, Fr., D.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We expect to be better than we were yesterday.
    RED JACKET INDIANS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class CC, Finger Lakes West
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 11-5-1, Lost in quarterfinals
    COACH/YEAR: Andy Wight/6th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Emily Hotchkiss, Sr., F; Jensen Porter, So., F; Josie Scherer, Sr., M; Savanna Schaertl, Sr., D.
    KEY LOSSES: Chelsey Jacobs, M/F; Shanty Hawke, M/F; Meghan Gerlock, D; Amanda Schwartz, D/M; Celia Abbott, D/M; Daniele Ogrodowski, G.
    KEY NEWCOMERS: Talyn Richardson, Fr., F; Brooke Napoleon, So., D; Brynne Guerrie, Jr., GK.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We've had some younger players waiting for their chance to shine. If they take advantage of the opportunity, we should have another solid season."
    VICTOR BLUE DEVILS
    CLASS/LEAGUE: Class AA, Monroe County Div. 1
    2012 RECORD/PLAYOFFS: 1-12-3
    COACH/YEAR: Kelly Ahern/11th Year
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: Kate Leonard, So., D/M; Alex Lambert, Sr., F; Steevie Hill, Sr., M; Emma Orlando, Sr., M/F; Franny Valenti, So., F; Megan Fenn, Sr., D.
    KEY LOSSES: Marie Blasi, M; Kirsten Haggerty, So., M/F.
    COACH'S COMMENTS: We are looking forward to rebuilding our program. We have athletes who are dedicated to soccer and who have worked hard in the offseason to improve their game. I look forward to continually working with this group, and I am excited to watch as their team play improves each day.

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