The Appoquinimink girls soccer team expects to be better than last year's squad that made the state tournament.


APPOQUINIMINK GIRLS SOCCER

   Coaches Christine Serin is the head coach, assisted by Melanie Lenno. Jordan Legath and Wesley Kendle.

   Last year 10-4-2, won Blue Hen Flight B and dropped a 3-1 decision to Charter School of Wilmington in state tournament first round.

   Seniors Taylor Ludlam; Carlee Hayden; Salina Ryan; Allie Sproul; May Devitt; Kendall Blakely and Nicole Cwiertniewicz.

   Juniors Courtney Burgazli; Mackenzie Dickerson; Alex Dowlin; Andrea Kosko; Carissa Silva.

   Sophomores Meghan McGrath; Adrienne Johnson; Alexa Smalley; Haley Wahrhaftig; Amanda Weiner.

   Outlook There’s a lot to like about a squad that returns ample firepower from a state tournament qualifier the year before. Leading the Jaguars are all-staters Ludlam (bound for Lock Haven University) and Ryan (heading to Converse College). Goalkeeper Wahrhaftig emerged as a key component last year, along with Smalley.

   “I am confident we will have our most successful season yet,” Serin said via email.

   Johnson and Weiner should lead a deep defensive contingent, along with Burgazli and Kosko. Kosko, Weiner, Dickerson and McGrath will hopefully amp up the offensive charge.

   “We plan to move our personnel around a little from our lineup last year and you will see some players making contributions in different parts of the field this year,” Serin said. “We have been focusing on making some offensive changes and spark that area in our tough games.  

   Junior varsity juniors – Heather Clendening; Sarah Kush; Alicia Parsons; Ciara Rodriguez; Stephani Stilwell; Shelby Switzer; Lexie Viets; sophomores – Shaina Biddle; Sarah Connell; Taylor Crofoot; Sarah Eatough; Keegan Gill; Erin McGrath; Kelsey McGrath; Allie Perugini; Aleeah Reed; freshmen – Jessica Blakely; Kierstyn Williams.

   Third team sophomores – Mariesa Greenholt; Kristine Huber; Jessica Golden; freshmen – Taylor Austin; Katelyn Beckett; Caitlyn Brooks; Allison Johannsen; Casey Lieberman; Kiana McGowan; Cindy Munoz; Jill Powers; Bella Rizzo; Daisy Sanchez; Sophia Takayama.