Cincinnati State Women's Soccer
Lady Surge finish 2013 season as Region XII Runner Up
Perrysburg, OH - The Cincinnati State women's soccer team upset top seeded Schoolcraft College 2-1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII semifinals on Saturday, but fell 2-0 in Sunday’s final against tournament host Owens Community College to finish as Region XII Runner Up.
Saturday’s game marked the first time the Cincinnati State women’s team has defeated Schoolcraft in postseason competition. The Surge took a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals coming from freshman Jami Pfeifer in the 20th minute and Brittani Abner in the 41st. Despite being out-shot 16-10, Cincinnati State goalkeeper Kelsie Lee helped preserve the Surge lead, stopping 15 shots. Schoolcraft's lone goal came in the 73rd from forward Alexis Walker, but it would not be enough as Cincinnati State advanced to the regional finals.
"We won a hard fought game against one of the great programs in junior college soccer. We were finally able to find a way to come out on top against a great team on a big stage," Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle said.
Owens Community College, which beat Cincinnati State twice this season, advanced to the regional final with a 2-0 win over Delta College and did the same Sunday against the Surge. Owens advances to the NJCAA National Tournament in Melbourne, FL.
Cincinnati State freshmen Amber Boehm, DeAndre Criddel and Jodi Offutt were selected to the All-Tournament team. On Monday, the region named Julie Martin, Kelsie Lee and Brittani Abner to the All-Region XII 1st Team. Martin was the second leading vote getter. Teammates Jessica Wolski and Jodi Offutt were selected to the All-Region XII 2nd Team.
“I am very proud of this group of ladies. It is hard to think that our season is over. It truly has been a privilege to coach this team,” Cagle said. “Looking towards next season, we have a core group of players coming back who can once again content for a regional title.”
Cincinnati State will lose 5 departing sophomore including leading scorer Julie Martin and team captain Meghan Cook. Criddel, Abner, Pfeifer, Wolski, Offutt, Lee and others will be expected to continue to make strides on the field and in new leadership positions.
“I am truly going to miss our sophomores. As a junior college program, we only get a short time with each player before they move on,” Cagle said. “We have high expectations for our returning players for next season before they too will move on from the program. It is an exciting time for soccer at Cincinnati State.”
Finishing the season with 11 wins, the 2013 season marked the best finish since 2010.
Surge finish regular season with 9-0 win over Ohio Midwestern
Cincinnati, OH – In the final match of the regular season, Cincinnati State cruised to a 9-0 victory over Ohio-Midwestern College on Sunday.
Cincinnati State, which claimed its largest margin of victory of the season, were led by forwards Julie Martin and Brittani Abner. Each player recorded collegiate career highs for goals scored in a game with 4 each. Martin scored in the 2nd, 21st, 48th and 77th minutes. Abner recorded goals in the 6th, 42nd, 47th and 87th minutes of the game. Freshman Jessica Wolski also scored, converting a 25 yard strike in the 85th minute.
Abner, a freshman from Oak Hills, finished second on the team in goals (12) and first in assists (7). Julie Martin led the team in goals for the second straight season (16) and points (35).
As a team, Cincinnati State outshot Ohio-Midwestern 24-2. Kelsie Lee and the Surge defensive unit claimed their 7th shutout of the season.
With Sunday's win, Cincinnati State finished the season with a 10-6 overall record. The Surge's 10-6 mark is the best since the 2010 season.
Cincinnati State begins postseason play against Schoolcraft College in the NJCAA Region XII tournament on Saturday. The regional semifinals and finals are hosted by Owens Community College in Toledo, OH
For more details on Cincinnati State soccer, please visit - http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/on-campus/athletics
Martin scores twice as Surge win third straight
Cincinnati, OH – On a wet and soggy Sunday evening, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team claimed its third straight victory with a 4-0 win over Lake Michigan College.
Freshman Brittani Abner opened the Surge scoring in the 3rd minute, converting off of a set up from teammate Julie Martin. Abner would return the favor in the 27th minute setting up Martin for a goal to give the Surge a 2-0 lead. Martin, who leads the team in points (22) and goals (10), scored her second goal of the game in the 36th from 30 yards out. Freshman Hayden Bentley scored her first goal of the season in the 72nd as the Surge improved to a 7-4 overall record.
Seeing relatively limited action, Cincinnati State keeper Kelsie Lee was called upon to make just two saves en route to her fourth shutout performance of the season. Lee and the Surge defensive unit have not given up a goal in the last three contests.
The Surge, which are currently battling for the fourth and final spot in the regional post-season tournament, will travel to play Schoolcraft College next Sunday at 3 pm. Earlier this season, Schoolcraft beat the Lady Surge in overtime.
Sunday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/wsoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131006_99kq.xml
Surge climb back over .500 with win over Kellogg
Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati State women's soccer improved to 1-game over .500 with a 3-0 win over Kellogg Community College on Sunday.
Cincinnati State, which successfully bounced back after losing 1-0 to Delta College on Saturday, scored all three of goals in the first half. Julie Martin scored her team leading 6th goal of the season in the 20th minute after taking a pass from midfielder Ashleigh Merk and finding the back of the net. Freshman Jessica Wolski, a graduate of Bishop Fenwick, scored the first of her two goals in the 22nd off of a set piece strike from 20 yards out. Wolski's second goal came in the 43rd on a direct kick.
Kelsie Lee and the Surge defense earned their third shutout of the season while holding the Bruins to just two shot attempts on net.
The Lady Surge, which improved to 5-4 on the season, take on Muskegon Community College next Saturday at 3 pm. The game will begin at 3 pm.
Sunday's statistics - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/wsoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20130929_0f4k.xml
Lady Surge end 3-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Lake Michigan
Benton Harbor, MI - The Cincinnati State women's soccer team defeated Lake Michigan College 2-1 on Sunday.
Cincinnati State faced an early deficit when Lake Michigan's Kayla Mahler scored in the 6th minute. Freshman Jami Pfeifer evened the score at 1-1 in the 25th after taking a through ball from Brittani Abner.
The Surge generated multiple scoring chances throughout the second half but did not capitalize until the 83rd minute when Abner took a pass from Deandre Criddell and beat the Lake Michigan College keeper with a shot that deflected off the far post and went in.
Cincinnati State keeper Kelsie Lee came up with a big save, denying a Lake Michigan scoring attempt from 20 yards with a diving save.
"It has been a long week, 4 games in 7 days. With the injuries we have had it has been a tough run," Head Coach Wil Cagle said. "It was good to end with a victory and it will be good to get some rest."
Cincinnati State opened its season with 3 straight wins, followed by 3 straight losses. With Sunday’s win, the Lady Surge improve to 4-3 overall with a 3-3 record in Region XII competition. Lake Michigan fell to 1-4-1, and is 1-2-1 in the region.
Cincinnati State next plays on Saturday when it travels to play Delta College at 4 p.m.
Surge fall in double overtime to Schoolcraft
Cincinnati, OH – In a game featuring two undefeated teams, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime to Schoolcraft College on Sunday afternoon.
Martin scores game winner as Surge improve to 3-0
Jackson, MI – In the final game of Cincinnati State's weekend road trip, the Surge were victorious over Jackson College 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Jami Pfeifer opened the scoring for Cincinnati State with her first goal of the season in the 27th minute, taking advantage of a miss played ball by Jackson and scoring on a placement shot inside the far post.
Jackson's K'sha Conquest would tie the game 1-1 with a goal at the 54th, breaking Kelsie Lee's 234 minute shutout streak. Cincinnati State's Julie Martin, who scored two goals in Saturday's victory over Kellogg, reclaimed the lead for the Surge in the 62nd with a 20 yard strike while fending off two Jackson defenders. Conquest provided the equalizer again in the 72nd, knotting the score at 2-2. Not to be outdone, Martin would score the games fifth and final goal in the 80th minute with a 30 yard strike off a pass from Brittani Abner.
"Another incredible game for Julie. There were times in the game when she just refused to be denied. Both of her goals were rocketed on target," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
With the win, the Surge improve to 3-0 on the season with a 2-0 record in Region XII competition. Jackson, which suffered its first loss of the season, fell to 2-1.
The Surge will play their first home game next Sunday against Schoolcraft at 2 pm. The game will be held at the Xavier University Soccer Complex.
Martin nets two in win over Kellogg
Kellogg, MI – Seeing its first action since August 24th seasoning opening win over St. Catharine, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team picked up where it left off with a 4-0 win over Kellogg Community College on Saturday afternoon.
Freshmen Bittani Abner, Amber Boehm and sophomore Julie Martin, three graduates of Oak Hills High School, led the Surge offense. Abner netted her third goal of the season to open the scoring at the 9 minute mark. Sophomore Julie Martin, who was one of just 3 field players to play all 90 minutes, scored goals in the 33rd and 76th minute. Boehm scored her first goal of the season in the 89th.
Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee, who made a big save early in the game off a Kellogg break away, and the Surge defensive unit earned their second shutout of the season, holding the Kellogg Bruins to just four shots on net.
"We were able to generate a lot of chances offensively," Head Coach Wil Cagle said. "I thought Martin had one of her best games for us. Kelsie stepped up and made a big save early which helped set the tone for the game."
With the win, the Surge improve to 2-0 on the season with a 1-0 record in Region XII competition. The 2-0 start is the first time the program has done so since 2011. Suffering its fourth loss of the season, Kellogg fell to 1-4.
The Surge will conclude their weekend road trip on Sunday against Jackson Community College.
Lady Surge score five in second half to top St. Catharine
St. Catharine, KY – The Cincinnati State women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season with a 5-0 road win over St. Catharine College on Saturday night.
After a scoreless first half, the Lady Surge attack put up five goals in the final 30 minutes. Freshman Brittani Abner tallied the first two Surge goals in the 60th and 68th minute of assists from Danielle Galbraith and Julie Martin. Freshman Deandre Criddell scored an unassisted goal in the 70th. Galbraith scored a goal of her own in the 77th minute and Jacqueline Cain scored the fifth and final goal of the night in the 83rd.
Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee turned away all 4 shots she faced as the defensive unit preserved the shutout.
“We started off the season right,” Head Coach Wil Cagle said. “We suffered a few bumps and bruises in tonight’s game but hopefully we can benefit from a break until our next game on September 7th.”
The team will travel to play regional foe Kellogg Community College on Sept 7 at 1 pm.
For a complete schedule of upcoming games, please visit - http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/on-campus/athletics/images-files/schedules/womens-10-soccer-schedule
Open Tryouts scheduled for August 9th
Date: Friday, August 9th
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Hummer Park, 661 W North Bend Rd, 45224
(across from St Xavier High School)
For more information contact Head Coach Wil Cagle
513-608-1581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Brown midfielder Tressie Lewis signs with Cincinnati State
The Cincinnati State women’s soccer program added an important piece to its roster with the signing of Tressie Lewis on Wednesday.
Lewis comes to Cincinnati State after starting all four years at Eastern Brown High School. The 5’8 midfielder led Eastern Brown to the Sectional Finals with a 15-3-2 record and an undefeated record in conference play. At the conclusion of the season, Lewis was named to the Southern Hills Athletic Conference 1st Team and selected to the Southeast Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association 1st Team.
“Tressie makes things happen,” Head Coach Wil Cagle says. “She has a deep understanding of the game and possesses a high degree of athleticism.”
A two sport star, Lewis also excelled on the basketball court for Eastern Brown which included a game winning basket in Eastern Brown’s sectional tournament victory over Paint Valley High School. She also participated in the SHAC Senior All-Star game alongside Emily Fite, who will play basketball at Cincinnati State this fall.
“I look forward to coming here and further developing my skills as a soccer player. My ultimate goal is to earn my degree from Cincinnati State and move on to a four-year program to continue to play soccer,” Lewis says.
Lewis joins an incoming freshmen class which includes Brittani Abner, Hayden Bentley, Amber Boehm, Deandre Criddell, Hannah Knippenberg, Kelsie Lee, Ashleigh Merk, Jodi Offutt, Hannah Williams, Jessica Wolski, Lauren Miller, Ellen Skiff and Sarah Brinck.
Two more players from Oak Hills join the Cincinnati State women's soccer program
Cincinnati State's latest additions were a big step for Head Coach Wil Cagle and the women's soccer program as Hannah Williams and Brittani Abner from Oak Hills High School signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Surge this upcoming year.
Both players come from Oak Hills High School, a perennial power in the Greater Miami Conference which has seen multiple players go on to play and succeed at Cincinnati State including 2010 All-American Amanda Seaburn, 2012 All-Region selection Julie Martin, and Danielle Galbraith, 2012's second leading scorer on the team . With Martin and Galbraith returning for their sophomore seasons, Abner and Williams will look to help the team get back to contending for regional championships after the Surge failed to have a winning season for only the second time since 2000.
"We have had a lot of talented girls from Oak Hills come through here and make an impact. We think these two will continue that trend and help us get back to our winning ways," Cagle said.
Abner is expected to compete for a starting spot as a forward. Williams is projected to play the backline, which lost two starters from last year's team.
Coach Cagle adds to offensive attack with signing of Amber Boehm
Amber Boehm, a forward from Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH, has signed her letter of intent to play for Head Coach Wil Cagle and the Cincinnati State women’s soccer team next fall.
“We are looking forward to having Amber in the program. She should push immediately for playing time at forward,” says Head Coach Wil Cagle. “She has a great understanding of the flow of the game and works hard to put herself in the right position whether in defending or attacking.”
Boehm made a name for herself while playing for Tri-State Futbol Alliance. As a forward, she was among the club’s top scorers.
"Amber is a non-stop worker. Cincinnati State is getting a player who is intense, plays with passion and works to create opportunities for her and her teammates,” says TFA Head Coach Joe Tally.
Boehm also excels in the classroom as she has qualified for the Oak Hills Honor Roll in nearly every semester. Beginning classes at Cincinnati State in the fall, Boehm has a heavy interest in the college’s graphic arts & design program.
Boehm will be joining fellow incoming freshmen and prior TFA teammates Hannah Knippenburg and Jodi Offutt at Cincinnati State next season.
Fenwick's Jess Wolski to play for Wil Cagle at Cincinnati State
Fenwick High School's Jessica Wolski has signed her letter of intent to play at Cincinnati State next season.
Wolski comes to Cincinnati State with a pedigree of success on the high school and club level. A three year varsity player and two year starter for Fenwick, Wolski helped solidify the back line of Fenwick's 2012 OHSAA State Championship team. In 2012 and 2013, she was selected to the Miami Valley Scholastic Coaches Association Team.
Wolski is also a participant of Ohio ODP. In 2010, she was invited to the regional camp, a premier event featuring the top club players in the area. This past season, she was selected to the All-District I Team.
"Jess comes to us with a great resume. She has played some of the top competition throughout her high school and club career. It is a great addition to our nucleus of players," said head coach Wil Cagle.
In addition, Jessica is an honor roll student, volunteers at her local church and is a member of student council.
Wolski will begin workouts with the team in August while working towards her degree in Associate of Sciences.
Wayne's Deandre Criddell signs with Cincinnati State
Deandre Criddell signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Cincinnati State next fall.
With mother Dorinda, sister Deirdre and grandmother Dorothy present, Criddell became the second player to sign with the Surge joining goalkeeper Kelsie Lee.
A forward from Wayne High School, Criddell comes to Cincinnati State after playing exclusively on the club level during her senior year of high school. A member of Metro FC, Criddell also participated on Ohio Elite in 2012.
"Deandre is great at making the players around her better," Head Coach Wil Cagle explained. "She will provide a significant impact upfront. Having played on a highly skilled and competitive level of club soccer, Deandre has proven that she can put tremendous pressure on opposing defenses with her ability to set people up."
After visiting Cincinnati State in March, Deandre decided Cincinnati State was the right choice for her.
"Before visiting, I did not know much about the school or about junior college athletics. While visiting the campus and seeing all that the school can offer me, I knew this would be a place I could thrive both athletically and academically," Criddell said on signing day.
Deandre will begin working towards a degree in associate of sciences this fall and is leaning towards majoring in occupational therapy.
Cincinnati State signs Lakota West keeper Kelsie Lee
Lakota West keeper Kelsie Lee has signed with Cincinnati State and will play for head coach Wil Cagle and the Cincinnati State Lady Surge next fall.
Lee recorded 7 shutouts while posting a .901 save percentage and a 0.96 goals against average during her senior season. The 5'10 keeper was selected to the Greater Miami Conference 1st Team, All-City, and All Southwest-Ohio. She was also named the team MVP of the Cincinnati Soccer Alliance FC.
"Kelsie is a dominant presence in net," Cagle says. "We believe she is a main piece in getting us back to national prominence."
Academically, Lee excels in the subject of mathematics and plans to start in the associate of science program.
"My goal is to improve as a student and as a player during my two years at Cincinnati State," said Lee.
Signing her letter of intent, Kelsie becomes the first member of the 2013 signing class and will join a roster which includes returning sophomores Julie Martin, a Region XII 1st Team selection, and Danielle Galbraith, one of the team's leaders in points.
Julie Martin lifts Cincinnati State past Midway
OCT. 15, 2012 - Cincinnati State's Julie Martin scored the only goal of the game as the Surge beat Midway College 1-0 on Thursday night.
Martin, a freshman from Oak Hills High School, returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games due to injury and scored the game winner in the 76th minute off a pass from sophomore Chelsey Hill-Root. Starting goalkeeper Miranda Estep recorded 2 saves in her first shutout of the season.
"Although we only scored once, I felt we completely controlled the game. Today gives us a little momentum heading into this weekend's game against Delta," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
The Lady Surge, who improved to 4-8 on the season, will host Delta College on Saturday. The game, which will be held at Withrow High School, will begin at 1:00 pm.
Danielle Galbraith scores golden goal as Surge beat Kellogg
OCT. 7, 2012 - Playing host to Kellogg Community College(MI), Cincinnati State’s Danielle Galbraith, a graduate from Oak Hills High School, broke a scoreless tie in the 107th minute with a goal off a set up pass from Alex Patterson. Starting goalkeeper Kelly Luck saved all seven shots she faced, earning the first shutout of her collegiate career as her team improved to 3-8 overall.
"We were able to bounce back after a tough loss to Muskegon on Saturday. At this point, we need every point we can get to possibly qualify for tournament play so today's win was huge as opposed to settling for the tie," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
The Lady Surge will return to action on the road on Thursday against Midway College. The game will begin at 5:00 pm.
Galbraith scores twice as Surge beat St. Catharine
OCT, 3. 2012 - Danielle Galbraith celebrated a Homecoming of sorts by scoring a pair of goals to spark Cincinnati State’s 4-1 victory over St. Catharine on Tuesday.
The contest was played at Oak Hills High School where Galbraith, a Surge freshman, enjoyed a stellar high school career. Galbraith scored the first goal of the game in the 34th minute off a pass from Chelsey Hill-Root. Galbraith tallied her second goal in the 82nd minute.
"Dani played great. We were shorthanded tonight with a number of injuries. Dani stepped up and gave us the offense we have been looking for," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
Allie Higgins and Kathryn Hester also scored for Cincinnati State as the team claimed its second win of the season,
Cincinnati State will return to action this Saturday against Muskegon Community College at 3:00 pm. The game will be held at Xavier University.
Cincinnati State earns first win of season against Jackson
SEPT, 16. 2012 - The Cincinnati State women beat Jackson 3-1 to earn their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Cincinnati State was led by freshman forward Julie Martin. Martin, a graduate from Oak Hills High School, assisted on Megan Cook's goal to tie the game.
"Julie is always an offensive threat. We feel she is one of the best in the region," Head Coach Wil Cagle said. "She showed it today."
Alex Patterson scored the eventual game winning goal in the 38th minute followed shortly after by Martin, who scored the third and final goal of the game in the 42nd minute. Goalkeeper Miranda Estep made nine saves to hold off the Jackson offense which out shot the Surge 10 - 6.
"We know we have the talent to be a good team. When we play as a team, I think we can compete with anyone," Estep said.
The Lady Surge, who are now 1-5, will travel to play Schoolcraft College next Saturday.
Lady Surge drop two games to begin the season
The Lady Surge lost 5-0 against Owens Community College and fell 4-3 to Delta Community College to drop the first two games of the 2012 season.
In Saturday's loss to Owens, the Express seized control early with a goal in the opening minutes and did not look back beating the Surge 5-0.
"We did not come with enough energy to begin the game and looked flat out there. Owens is a quality team. We have to learn from this game and move on," head coach Wil Cagle said.
Returning to action Sunday at Delta, the Surge fell just short of an incredible comeback in the second half.
Falling behind 3-0 at the half, Coach Cagle made a switch in net by inserting Purcell Marian graduate Kelly Luck after starting keeper Miranda Estep struggled.
According to Cagle, the move gave the team a bit more confidence and energy in the second half as Allie Higgins, Brittany Bollmer, and Danielle Galbraith each scored to narrow the gap.
"We came out with way more energy in the second half. I felt we outplayed our opponent. We simply just ran out of time to score that 4th goal," Cagle said after the game.
Next up for the Lady Surge is a road trip to play Kellogg Community College on Saturday, Sept. 8 followed by a game at Muskegon Community College on Sunday Sept. 9.
Megan Hein signs with Ohio Dominican
JULY 12, 2012 - Megan Hein, a two-year starting defender for Cincinnati State, has signed with Ohio Dominican University.
Hein joins a program which finished on top of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division with an overall record of 10-6-3. She hopes to fill ODU's need for outside backs.
"My goal is to work hard and compete for a chance to start at the outside back position. That is were I believe I can help the team the most," Hein says.
During her time at Cincinnati State, Hein helped lead the 2010 Lady Surge to one of the best seasons in program history when the team finished with a final ranking of 13th in the country with a record of 13-3-0. She was also part of a defensive unit ranked 9th in the nation with a 0.43 goals against average.
Currently, Megan is volunteering her time at Resident Home Care, a non-profit corporation that provides residential, educational and family support and other related services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Beginning classes at ODU in the fall, Megan plans on majoring in social work. Her ultimate goal is to work and mentor children who originate from abusive households.
Meghan Cook helps lead Cincinnati Soccer Alliance to U-18 Regional Championship
Meghan Cook (1st player,second row on left), who signed with Cincinnati State in January, has helped lead the Girls Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Club to a U-18 Regional Championship and will compete for a national championship later this month.
Having already experienced success on the club level which includes a state cup championship and a regional final appearance in 2009, Cook will look to become a U-18 national champion before she joins Cincinnati State for preseason workouts in August.
Accoding to Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle, Cook has shown great technical skill and versatility, which has allowed her to play multiple positions on the field. Excelling at the forward and halfback position on the club level, the Cincinnati State coaching staff feels she will make the biggest impact as a forward or attacking midfielder.
"Meghan is a great player and is very coachable," said Cagle. "We feel she can come in right away and make an impact as a player and as a leader. The experience she will have at the U-18 national tournament will help her continue to grow as a player and competitor."
In addition to bringing the Cincinnati State women's soccer team more success in 2012, Meghan plans on earning an associate's of arts degree with the ultimate goal of transferring to a 4-year school to obtain a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or social work while continuing to play soccer.
Katherine Hester to play at Cincinnati State
JUNE. 26, 2012 - Katherine Hester, a central midfielder from St.Leon, Indiana, has signed with Cincinnati State and will play for head coach Wil Cagle and the Lady Surge next fall.
A four-year varsity player for East Central High School (IN), Hester finished her high school career with an overall record of 52-17-11, which included a conference title, sectional championship, and a regional championship. She started for East Central in every game from her sophomore year on. In her senior season, Hester finished with 4 goals and 2 assists. She led East Central past Madison High School in the Class 2 A Girls Soccer Sectional where she scored the game winning goal off a corner kick.
"Katherine simply knows what it takes to win. She has great technical skills and displayed the ability to play the center midfield position at a high level," Cagle says.
Hester is the first out of state student-athlete to sign with Cincinnati State this off-season. Other members of the 2012 signing class include Trista Freytag (Goshen), Liz Schaffer (Harrison), Danielle Galbraith (Oak Hills), Melissa Ward (Fairfield), Kelly Luck (Purcell Marian), Brooke Hammond (Colerain), Meghan Cook (Milford) and Julie Martin (Oak Hills).
Emily Carmosino named an NJCAA Exemplary Academic Athlete
JUNE. 25, 2012 - The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Cincinnati State defender Emily Carmosino an "Academic Athlete of Distinction" for exemplary academic status.
In her two years at Cincinnati State, Carmosino earned a 3.68 cumulative GPA and graduated with an associate's of arts degree. Emily's work ethic in the classroom attracted interest from the University of Charleston, a team who won the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America's team academic award for the fifth straight season. Carmosino, who officially signed with Charleston in February, will begin working towards earning her bachelor's degree in Charleston's education program next fall.
"Emily has been a great presence for us on and off of the field. Charleston is getting a great defensive player and a great person," Cincinnati State Head Coach Wil Cagle says.
Goshen's Trista Freytag signs with Cincinnati State
Goshen High School defenseman Trista Freytag signed a letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Cincinnati State.
“I showed an interest in Cincinnati State because Coach Cagle came to one of my games,” Freytag said. “Coach showed me around. I thought it was a nice campus and there was some really nice people who can help me get what I want out of college."
Freytag mainly played defense, but had the versatility to move up to midfield and offense if the team needed her to.
She was named to Goshen’s Most Improved Player following her junior year and then was named to the Second Team All-Southern Buckeye Conference after a solid senior campaign.
Freytag’s journey at Goshen was not an easy one as the team had three different head coaches during her four years at the school. With the current position still not filled, Freytag has taken it upon herself to set up open fields and workouts for the younger girls still in the program and also using it as a way to stay in shape in the offseason.
Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle was a big reason that Freytag chose Cincinnati State, but he believes that getting Trista to sign will help his team as well.
“First of all, her height, she’s pretty tall,” Cagle says. “Then, her tenaciousness. She is a very strong-willed player. She shows the kind of determination that will make her successful.
Freytag will begin at Cincinnati State in the fall where she will major in criminal justice. Following her two years at Cincinnati State, Freytag said she hopes to move on Northern Kentucky University or the University of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati State signs Kelly Luck
MARCH, 27. 2012 - Purcell Marian senior goalkeeper Kelly Luck has signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Cincinnati State during this upcoming 2012 season.
With Cincinnati State's head coach Will Cagle on hand, along with Kelly’s parents, Purcell Marian Athletic Director Tom Stickley and Girls Soccer Coach Damian Marques, Luck signed her letter of intent on Purcell Marian's campus.
"We are very excited to have Kelly join the program. She is the calibur of player that every coach strives to recruit," Cagle said.
Kelly’s awards for soccer include 2nd Team and 1st Team All-GGCL, MVP and GGCL Player of the Year. Kelly served as team captain both her junior and senior years, and boasts nearly 300 saves, with a save percentage of 83%.
Colerain's Brooke Hammond signs with Cincinnati State
FEB. 21, 2012 - Brooke Hammond, a member of the Colerain soccer team, has signed her letter of intent to play for Cincinnati State in the fall of 2012.
She played the majority of her high school soccer as a defensive midfielder, which is were she will most likely play for Wil Cagle. In addition to playing soccer, Hammond has achieved numerous honors in Tae Kwon Do. She earned a 3rd degree blackbelt and a trip to the national junior olympics. Now devoting her focus towards soccer, Brooke looks forward to the new challenge.
"I feel like soccer can open up even more opportunities for me in the future," Hammond said. "Cincinnati State is a good fit for me to pursue this new endeavor."
When she attends Cincinnati State, Brooke plans to earn her associate's degree of science with the ultimate goal of transfering to a 4-year pre-med program.
Harrison's Liz Shaffer signs with Cincinnati State
FEB. 7, 2012 - Liz Shaffer, a forward from Harrison High School, has signed her letter of intent to play for the Cincinnati State women's soccer team next fall.
Cincinnati State coach Wil Cagle recruited Shaffer with the hope that she will deliver a boost to a Surge offense which only scored 15 goals in 14 games played in 2011. In her senior season, Shaffer was named to the Fort Ancient Valley Conference 2nd Team and Harrison's Offensive MVP. The left-footed forward scored 7 goals and 2 assists for the Wildcats last fall. On the club level, Shaffer played for the Cincinnati West Intensity under Head Coach Bill Spraul. Shaffer's speed is her biggest asset. Before she made soccer her primary sport, she competed in track and broke three of her high school records.
"Liz's speed is something we simply did not have enough of last year. With her in the lineup, we are going to be able to stretch the defense and constantly apply ball pressure," Cincinnati State Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
Shaffer intends to enter Cincinnati State's nursing program once she registers for class in the fall. Her extracurricular activities include volunteering at the Special Olympics and helping out at nursing homes throughout the Tri-State as part of Harrison's service learning program.
Emily Carmosino signs with Charleston
FEB. 1, 2012- Cincinnati State sophomore Emily Carmosino became the first player from the 2011 Cincinnati State women's soccer team to commit to a 4-year program, signing a letter of intent to play for the University of Charleston.
During her time at Cincinnati State, Carmosino proved to be the anchor in the Surge's defensive unit. A Cincinnati native from St. Ursula Academy, Carmosino plans to bring that same defensive intensity to a Charleston program, which competes as a NCAA D-II program in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In addition to excelling on the soccer field, Caromsino was very involved in the Cincinnati State community while serving as a member of the fitness center staff and as part of the Cincinnati State basketball game day staff.
"Emily has been a great presence for us on and off of the field. Charleston is getting a great player and a great person," Cincinnati State Head Coach Wil Cagle said on signing day.
Emily's work ethic in the classroom was another reason why Charleston, a team who won National Soccer Coaches' Association of America's team academic award for the fifth straight season, coveted the star student-athlete. Carmosino currently holds a 3.5 cumalitive GPA and is on track to graduate from Cincinnati State with her associate's of arts degree. Once arriving at Charleston, Carmosino will begin to work towards earning her bachelor's degree in Charleston's education program.
Milford's Meghan Cook signs with Cincinnati State
JAN. 27, 2012 - Meghan Cook, a senior from Milford High School, has signed with Cincinnati State and will play for Coach Wil Cagle and the Surge this upcoming fall.
A standout club player, Cook (pictured-center) has an impressive history of success. As a member of the Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Premier Club, Cook helped lead the team to a U-15 State Cup Championship in 2009. In addition, she was a 2009 Region II finalist. Cook has shown great technical skill and versatility, which has allowed her to play multiple positions on the field. Excelling at the forward and halfback position on the club level, the Cincinnati State coaching staff feels she will make the biggest impact as a forward or attacking midfielder.
"Meghan is a great player and is very coachable," said Cagle. "We feel she can come in right away and make an impact as a player and as a leader."
In addition to bringing the Cincinnati State women's soccer team more success in 2012, Meghan plans on earning an associate's of arts degree with the ultimate goal of transferring to a 4-year school to obtain a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or social work while continuing to play soccer.
Surge sign first recruit of 2012
JAN. 3, 2012 - As the Cincinnati State women’s soccer program turns its focus towards a successful 2012 season, head coach Wil Cagle(pictured back row-center) has signed Danielle Galbraith out of Oak Hills High School.
As the first 2012 Cincinnati State recruit to sign her letter of intent, Galbraith comes in with experience as a midfielder and defender. While playing for the Oak Hills Highlanders, Danielle started at midfield during her senior season. She finished in the top ten for scoring amongst all Greater Miami Conference players which included a 3 goal game against Harrison High School. On the club level, Galbraith played the majority of the season as a defender for the Cincinnati West Intensity Soccer Club which will most likely be her role for the Surge in 2012. Danielle helped lead the Intensity to a 6-1-1 overall record.
"Danielle displays outstanding technical skills and decision making. In addition, her ability to keep possession and distribute to teammates makes her an excellent addition to the Cincinnati State program. We are looking forward to seeing her play for Cincinnati State next fall," said Intensity head coach Bill Spraul
On the academic side, Danielle plans to work towards a degree in Occupational Therapy once she begins classes at Cincinnati State next fall.
Lady Surge sophomores honored at last home game of 2011
OCT, 16. 2011 - The sophomore members of the Cincinnati State women's soccer team were recognized for their achievements throughout their two years at Cincinnati State in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, October 16th.
The five sophomores were the last remaining members of the 2010 team who finished 13-3-0 and a final national ranking of 13th in the nation which marked the best finish in the program's history. In 2011, each sophomore brought experience, leadership and leaves a legacy for future teams to model.
"I have been lucky enough to have these girls for two years. Each one brought so much to our team and I look forward to watching them move on to play at 4-year programs," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.
In the pregame ceremony, each sophomore was individually congratulated by their teammates and presented a bouquet of flowers from the coaching staff. After each player was called individually, fans gave the girls a standing ovation for their contributions.
"The faculty, staff, students and supporters of Cincinnati State would like to ackowledge and thank these girls for their tremendous contributions on and off of the field," Director of Athletics Theresa Check said. "We wish them luck in their future endeavors."
The sophomores will play in their last games in a Cincinnati State uniform on the road against Schoolcraft on Saturday, October 22nd followed by Owens on Sunday, October 23rd.
(Left to Right) Brittany Riviello, Megan Hein, Emily Carmosino, Katelyn Fanthorp and Taylor Amspaugh were
individually recognized before the start of Cincinnati State's final home game of 2011.
Former Cincinnati State player propells Methodist University to victory
SEPT.6, 2011 - Former Cincinnati State standout forward Kristen Habig (Roger Bacon) scored her first goal for NJCAA D-III Methodist University against Agnes Scott. Habig's goal tied the game at 4-4 in the 81st minute of the match. Methodist would go on to win the game in overtime by a score of 5-4.
In her last year at Cincinnati State, Kristen contributed offensively with 10 goals and 6 assists as the Lady Surge marched to a 13-3-0 record and a national ranking of 13th in the country.
Lady Surge look to continue winning ways in 2011
Coming off a 13-3-0 record, 7 consecutive seasons with a winning record and a final national ranking of 13th, the Cincinnati State women’s soccer team will now take aim at 2011 with the goal of winning the region and earning a national tournament appearance.
“Our strength is going to be our defense,” said Head Coach Wil Cagle. “We lost a lot of good players to four-year schools, but we always seem to find a way to win year in and year out. I expect the same this year.”
The Lady Surge defense will be anchored by a host of second year players, including Taylor Asmpaugh (Tipp City, Ohio), Emily Carmosino (Cincinnati St. Ursula) and Megan Hein (Winton Woods). Sophomore midfielders Brittany Riviello (Huber Heights, Ohio) and Allie Higgins (Hamilton, Ohio) round out the five returning players on Cagle’s squad.
Schoolcraft has been a thorn in the side of the Lady Surge. This year, Cagle has a different outlook on the season.
“In the past, I think we have looked ahead to the games with Schoolcraft and put some pressure on ourselves to perform in those games,’’ Cagle said. “This year, our goal is to take one game at a time and build on it from week to week in order to get to where we want to be.”
The Lady Surge’s game against Schoolcraft, their first of the season, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at Anderson High School.
Wil Cagle takes another step in the ranks of coaching
AUG.13, 2011 - Wil Cagle, the longest tenured coach on the Cincinnati State staff, has climbed another hurdle in the coaching ranks earning his Class B U.S. National Coaching License. The National “B” License certifies one in concepts that are targeted toward coaching players age 16 to college level. The National “B” License focuses on recognizing the principles of the game and its technical applications in 9v9 game situations. After earning the license, coaches can better teach and implement these principles through functional training sessions leading up to the 9v9 game. Coaches get a better understanding of the responsibilities of coaching at advanced levels and further prepare those coaches who wish to pursue the National “A” License. Cagle, who has also earned his goalkeeping license, aims towards earning his Class A license next summer.
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