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2016 Lady Cats Soccer Preview (08/30/16)

The Clarion Area Lady Cats Soccer Team is busy preparing for their 2016 campaign and hoping to make some noise in the UAVL and District Nine with a balanced roster, that includes four seniors, six juniors, two sophomores and two freshman.

2016 Lady Cats Soccer: Front Row(L-R) : Megan Stahlman(9th), Lauren Troutman(9th), Rachel Grabiak(11th), Courtney Schonbachler(Captain 12th), Hannah Phillips(Captain 12th), Forest Mills(Captain 12th), Jenna Omecinski(12th). Back Row (L-R) : Ashley Montgomery (Volunteer assistant Coach), Gabby Weaver(11th), Alexa Hannold(11th), Lindsay Kemmer(10th), Alexa Kriebel(11th), Wendy Beveridge(10th), Hope Hazlett(11th), Natalie Glenn(11th), Chris Schonbachler (Head Coach)

2016 Lady Cats Soccer: Front Row(L-R) : Megan Stahlman(9th), Lauren Troutman(9th), Rachel Grabiak(11th), Courtney Schonbachler(Captain 12th), Hannah Phillips(Captain 12th), Forest Mills(Captain 12th), Jenna Omecinski(12th).
Back Row (L-R) : Ashley Montgomery (Volunteer assistant Coach), Gabby Weaver(11th), Alexa Hannold(11th), Lindsay Kemmer(10th), Alexa Kriebel(11th), Wendy Beveridge(10th), Hope Hazlett(11th), Natalie Glenn(11th), Chris Schonbachler (Head Coach)

Coach Chris Schonbachler’s team is looking for leadership from their three senior captains: midfielder Courtney Schonbachler, forward/midfielder Forrest Madison Mills and defender Hannah Philips.

Midfielder Jenna Omecinski rounds out the senior class.

Juniors on the 2016 Lady Cats squad include: midfielder Alexa Hannold, forward/midfielder Alexa Kriebel, defender Gabby Weaver, midfielder Hope Hazlett, midfielder Natalie Glenn and defender Rachel Grabiak.

The two sophomores are: defender Lindsey Kemmer and goalkeeper Wendy Beveridge. Forward/midfielder Lauren Troutman and defender/midfielder Megan Stahlman are the freshmen.

The Team Captains shared their thoughts on the upcoming season. Courtney Schonbachler said, “I’m looking forward to this, because we’ve shown a lot of improvement from last year. The younger girls have been putting in a lot of work. I feel like this is going to be a very good season for us.”

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Hannah Phillips added, “I think that our girls have a lot of potential this year. Everyone has been working really hard and I can’t wait to kick off the season.”

Forrest Madison Mills said, “I agree with my other two captains. This year we’ve been more serious about how much work we put in. We know that we want to be good, so we are trying to work really hard to beat our record from last year. We would love to make the playoffs and hope to win Districts. We’ve set a lot of goals and we are really working hard to reach them.”

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Coach Schonbachler is looking forward to a fine season and is happy with what he is seeing from his team. He said, “I’m looking forward to the season. I think it will be a good year. It’s interesting, different from other years. There is no outright superstar on this team. The girls are coming together collectively, playing together as a team really well. I’m looking forward to seeing how that translates to the field.

“(The numbers are up a little bit this year) fourteen verses thirteen last year.

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But we had some injuries last year. We’re slightly better off, but we’ve still got to watch for injuries. We’ve focused in the preseason on getting stretched out and in shape and being prepared for the season, so we can avoid the fitness injuries. The pulled muscles and things like that, that we can’t afford to have. If we can avoid that, I think we can be in good shape for the season.”

(Have a great season, Lady Cats!!!!)

2016 SCHEDULE

Wednesday Aug. 31st Keystone Home 6:30PM (Scrimmage)
Tuesday Sept. 6th Brockway Away 5:00PM
Wednesday Sept. 7th Karns City Away 6:00PM
Friday Sept. 9th St. Marys Home 4:00PM
Tuesday Sept. 13th East Forest Away 4:00PM
Thursday Sept. 15th Keystone Home 6:30PM
Saturday Sept. 17th Nini Manfredo Tournment) at DuBois Central Catholic 11:00AM
Tuesday Sept. 20th Redbank Valley Home 6:30PM
Thursday Sept. 22nd Ridgway Away 4:00PM
Tuesday Sept. 27th Karns City Home 6:30PM
Thursday Sept. 29th Ridgway Area High School Home 6:30PM
Monday Oct. 3rd Brookville Home 6:30PM
Tuesday Oct. 4th Redbank Valley Away 6:00PM
Tuesday Oct. 11th Keystone Away 6:00PM
Thursday Oct. 13th West Forest Home 6:30PM
Tuesday Oct. 18th Kane Home 6:30PM (SENIOR NIGHT)

2016 CLARION AREA LADY CATS SOCCER ROSTER 

29 COURTNEY SCHONBACHLER (12) Midfielder
25 FOREST MILLS (12) Forward/Midfielder
33 HANNAH PHILLIPS (12) Defender
19 JENNA OMECINSKI (12) Midfielder
4 ALEXA HANNOLD (11) Midfielder
10 ALEXA KRIEBEL (11) Forward/Midfielder
11 GABBY WEAVER (11) Defender
2 HOPE HAZLETT (11) Midfielder
12 NATALIE GLENN (11) Midfielder
16 RACHEL GRABIAK (11) Defender
27 LINDSEY KEMMER (10) Defender
7 WENDY BEVERIDGE (10) Goal Keeper
8 LAUREN TROUTMAN (9) Forward/Midfielder
14 MEGAN STAHLMAN (9) Defender/Midfielder
Head Coach – Chris Schonbachler(shawn-bock-ler)
Volunteer Assistant Coach – Ashley Montgomery