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Lady Surge aim for regional title in 2014

 

The Cincinnati State women's soccer team returns 11 players for the 2014 season, and head coach Will Cagle says that experience and the quality of talent offers hope for an even better season than the last.

“We took tremendous strides last year,” Cagle said. “I fully expect last year’s freshmen class to continue to progress as we aim towards winning our region this season.”

Cagle’s team went 11-7 last season, their best record since 2010, and against early expectations they advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII tournament. The Lady Surge won the first game of that tournament, upsetting top-seeded Schoolcraft College, but fell in the finals to Owens Community College.

Coach Cagle, who is entering his 19th season at Cincinnati state, said he is counting on his returning sophomores to fill the void left by last year's leading scorer Julie Martin and team captain Meghan Cook (who is now playing for the University of Pikeville).

Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee returns to the field this season and will play a major part in the team's success, Cagle said. As a freshman, Lee had six shutout games, earning her the "National Goalkeeper of the Week" award from the NJCAA. This marked the first time a Cincinnati State women's soccer player was honored with this award. Lee was also named to the NJCAA Region XII All-Region 1st Team.

Forward Brittani Abner, led all freshmen in goals last year with 13, made NJCAA Region XII 1st Team and will be returning this year, along with NJCAA Region XII 2nd Team honoree Jessica Wolski. Wolski, a midfielder, started every game her freshman season. She was also named to the All-OCCAC Academic team. Jodi Offutt, also an All-OCCAC Academic selection, will anchor down the Surge defense.

Danielle Galbraith, who was granted a third year of eligibility by the NJCAA, will be the team captain this season. Galbraith tore her ACL four games into the 2013 season. Galbraith, who has seen the team go from a 4-12 record in 2012 to last year's drastic improvement, will provide much needed mentoring to the incoming freshmen. 

Kelsey Black, an incoming freshman from Monroe High School, was a 3rd Team All-State selection and was on the radar of NCAA Div. I institutions before she suffered a knee injury during her senior season. Back to full health, Black will use Cincinnati State as a stepping stone to regain her form. She is expected to start at forward to help replace the scoring void left by Martin. 

Other incoming freshmen include Emily Worley (Norwood HS), April Ziegler (Harrison HS), Kelsey Heitfeld (Monroe HS), Lindsey Harman (Finneytown HS), Molly Doyle (Oak Hills) and Sezcezney Lytle (Fenwick HS).

The Surge open the season on August 30th on the road against St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO.

 

 

(Information gathered by Jocelyn Taylor - Sport Information/ Media Assistant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelsey Black to play soccer at Cincinnati State

After a successful high school career at Monroe, Kelsey Black has signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Cincinnati State next season.

As an attacking player for Monroe, Black earned multiple honors as a 4-year varsity player. In her freshman season, she was named “Newcomer of the Year” and a 2nd Team All-Miami Valley Selection. After missing her sophomore season due to injury, Black had a bounce back junior season. She was a Div. II 2nd Team All-State selection and named to the 1st Team All-Miami Valley, 1st Team All-Area South & 1st Team All-Southwestern Buckeye League selection. Last season, Black earned Monroe’s “Golden Boot Award” scoring 19 goals and 3 assists while leading the team to a 14-2-2 overall record. At the conclusion of the season, Black was again named to the 1st Team All-Miami Valley, 1st Team All-Area South & 1st Team Southwestern Buckeye League.

“Kelsey had tremendous success on the high school level,” Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle says. “We all believe she can be a prolific goal scorer for us next season.”

Black will join a Cincinnati State attack which includes returning sophomores Brittani Abner and Jami Pfeifer., who combined for 17 goals, 9 assists and 43 points in last season’s run to the regional final.

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Meghan Cook moves on to Pikeville

Cincinnati State sophomore Meghan Cook has signed a letter of intent to continue her college pursuits at the University of Pikeville.

 

Meghan, who has a 3.3+ gpa, completed her degree requirements at Cincinnati State last semester and has begun taking classes at Pikeville this week.

 

This past season, Cook led the Surge to an 11-7 record and a first round upset of top seeded Schoolcraft College in the NJCAA Region XII Semifinal. The Lady Surge finished as the Regional Runner- Up to Owens Community College.

 

Serving as team captain and starting defender, Cook helped the Surge defensive unit to 7 shutout performances and a 1.43 goals against average.

 

The University of Pikeville is an NAIA institution which competes in the Mid-South Conference. The Lady Bears finished 7-8-1 last season.

 

 

 

 

 

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Surge add first member to 2014 recruiting class

Kelsey Heitfeld has committed to play for Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle and the Lady Surge soccer team, becoming the first member of the 2014 recruiting class.


A defender from Monroe High School, Heitfeld helped lead the Lady Hornets to a 14-2-4 record and a Southwest Buckeye League title last season. She was part of a defensive unit which posted 8 shutout victories. At the conclusion of the season, Heifeld was selected to the SWBL 1st Team.



After graduating from Monroe, Kelsey plans to enroll in the nursing program at Cincinnati State.

 

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Julie Martin selected as NJCAA All-American

Cincinnati State sophomore Julie Martin has been selected as a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American in women’s soccer after putting together one of the best statistical seasons by an individual player in the school's history.

Martin, a forward from Oak Hills High School, recorded 16 goals, 4 assists and 36 points in 2013, tying a school scoring record set by Rana Hoffbauer in 2002. Throughout the season, Martin recorded 6 multi-goal games.

She led the Surge to an 11-7 record in 2013, including an upset victory over No. 1 seed Schoolcraft College and an appearance in the NJCAA Region XII Final.

Martin is the first Cincinnati State women's soccer player to be named an All-American since Amanda Seaburn was selected for the award in 2010.

For more information on this year's NJCAA All-Americans, please visit http://www.njcaa.org/Teams/w_soccer/2013/2013%20DI%20Women's%20Soccer%20All-Americans.pdf

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Julie Martin has been selected as an NJCAA All-American

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

 

 

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Sophomore Julie Martin scored twice to lead Surge past Lake Michigan. Martin leads the team in scoring with 10 goals this season.

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

 

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Freshman Jessica Wolski scored two goals on Sunday as the Lady Surge improved to 5-4 overall

 

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.

 

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Brittani Abner breaks past a defender in this weekend's action. Abner scored a goal to go along with an assist in Sunday's win over Lake Michigan.

 

 

 

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.

After a scoreless first half, Cincinnati State, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the NJCAA national poll, opened the scoring in the 54th minute when sophomore Julie Martin scored her team leading 5th goal of the season on a converted penalty kick. 12 minutes later, Schoolcraft would tie the game when forward Remy Huttekier tapped in a loose ball after a Schoolcraft corner kick.

With forwards Brittani Abner and Martin limited due lower body injuries, Cincinnati State goalkeeper Kelsie Lee kept the Schoolcraft scorers at bay with 7 second half saves, including a save on a 10 yard strike from Schoolcraft's Jessica Perry in the 85th minute.

With the Surge unable to generate a shot in the overtime periods, Lee saved the first three shots she faced in extra time. Unfortunately for the Surge, Schoolcraft's fourth and final shot from Kelly Mckay found its way past Lee with 44 seconds remaining in double overtime as the No. 14 ranked Ocelots handed the Surge their first loss of the season.

With the win, Schoolcraft improved to 5-0 overall. The Surge, which are now 3-1, will travel to Toledo, OH to play Owens Community College on Wednesday.


Sunday's Statistics - http://www.occac.org/sports/wsoc/2013-14/boxscores/20130915_ye69.xml

 

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

 

 

 

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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.

For more information on USA coaching education, please visit - http://www.ussoccer.com/Coaches/Licenses.aspx

 

 

 

 

CINCINNATI STATE ALL-AMERICANS

Rana Hoffbauer 2003
Amanda Roberts 2003
Amanda Seaburn 2010
Julie Martin 2013

 

 

 

 

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