COUGARS SOCCER HAS PERSONALITY, HARD WORK ETHIC
Second-year Head Coach Ashlee Slayback is looking forward to the 2012 campaign ...
The SCC women’s soccer team is ready for their fourth season as an NJCAA sanctioned sport. The 2010 Region XVI champions fell short in 2011, with a 6-7-2 record. Despite a tougher schedule and multiple injuries, the team worked hard and stayed positive throughout the season. The Cougars will continue to keep a tough schedule, with the
addition of a few new challenging opponents. The team is just returning five players from the 2011 squad.
All five players returning this year were an integral part in the team’s success last year. As a freshman, Ashley Trautman (Franics Howell North) was named 1st-Team All-Region and the Cougars’ most valuable player by her teammates. She will be a major threat in the midfield for the Cougars. Brooke Lucas (Francis Howell North) was also named 1st Team All-Region as a freshman and she will be a dominant player in the back. Brooke has great ability to shut down opponents’ top attacking players. Teresa Fleming (St. Dominic) will be the centerback for the Cougars. She took over the position as a consistent player and great leader.
Courtney Sansone (Lutheran St. Charles) was the starting goalkeeper last year for the Cougars. She returns this year to lead the back field. She has improved immensely in the past year and will continue to be a consistent force. Kara Huffman (Mother of Divine Grace) rounds out the returning players with her work ethic and positive attitude. She
was known last year to always find herself in the right place. She was involved in many goals for the Cougars and will continue to help in the attack.
The Cougars will be adding three additional sophomores, including Jessi Tabaka (Rock Bridge), a hard working player that will surprise many with her consistent work ethic and success in the attack. Merissa Martin (Fort Zumwalt North, St. Louis Community College) is a versatile player that can play in the back or up top. She will be involved
in many goals for the Cougars. Lyndee Rodamaker (Fort Zumwalt North, Benedictine University) will be a strong center back for SCC. She is a great leader and will be a solid player in the back field.
With the talented and experienced sophomores, the Cougars added 11 freshmen to the team. Each player has the ability to make a major impact immediately.
Alex Reiter, Ashlynn Reiter, Lexi Fee and Ashley Parisi all came to SCC from Fort Zumwalt West. Ashlynn and Lexi will both be goal scorers for the Cougars while Alex will lock down the back with her defending and Ashley will help defend our net as a goal keeper. Megan Reis (Fort Zumwalt South) and Bella Werley (Wentzville Holt) will be immediate impact players that will play in the back for the Cougars. Angie Ward (Hazelwood West), Lauren Fuchs (Wentzville Holt), Rachel Hartman (Troy Buchanan) and Nikki Fister (Francis Howell North) will create great chances in the attack. Hayley Miller
(Marquette) comes to SCC from the Navy and her hard work and dedication will pay off as the season continues with the Cougars.
This women’s soccer team wants to learn more about the game and they push each other every day. They have great potential together. The players’ upbeat personalities create a hardworking yet fun environment. As the learning curve continues it will be exciting to watch what’s in store for the Cougars this season.