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The Fall 2015 girls’ soccer season was loaded with quite the talent pool of young and seasoned players. Next season is going to be fun to watch with so many underclassmen on this year’s All-Sentinel team.
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Millersburg sophomore Kylee Altland led the Tri-Valley League in 2015 with goals scored (15) and over-all scoring (15 goals, five assists).
Altland was a key to the post season run that the Indians had this year. She is fun to watch and every teams needs to compensate for her speed.
She has a bright future and will have plenty of help next season from her returning teammates.
Halifax senior Kristina “Krissy” Kelley continued as a dominate force in the midfield for the Wildcats.
She found herself marked through most of the matches, yet still finished with 24 points in the TVL (10 goals and four assists). Her foot is second to none in the area. She could thread a pass or score off a direct kick from well outside.
Kelley will take her skills into her college career starting in Fall 2016.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Now in his third season, Millersburg’s Tim Miller skippered the Indians into both the TVL and District 3 post season.
At one point, Miller found himself down to his third-goal keeper, and yet spent many minutes before each match making sure whoever was between the pipes was warmed up and prepared.
Coaches throughout the area took the pitch knowing the Tribe – under the guidance of Miller and assistant Hayley Shupe – was going to be a tough out.
“Always competitive; it didn’t matter what team they were playing,” noted Halifax Head Coach Tony Murrin.
Striker/Forward: Altland; Rayanne Hawk, Williams Valley senior; and Meadow Walshaw-Wertz, Line Mountain junior.
Walshaw-Wertz had nine goals and one assist for the 2015 season in the TVL.
Midfield: Kelley; Mallori Bingaman, Halifax junior; Maddy Chubb, Millersburg senior; and Erica Wessner, Williams Valley junior.
Defender: Megan Schadle, Williams Valley senior; Paige Tamburelli, Tri-Valley junior; and Hadley Miller, Millersburg senior.
Keeper: Alyssa Schadle, Williams Valley senior.
Striker/Forward: Wendy Header, Tri-Valley junior; Megan Finlan, Line Mountain junior; and Autumn Calnon, Williams Valley junior.
Finlan had 13 points (5 goals and three assists) during the TVL campaign.
Midfield: Kara Keim, Millersburg sophomore; Danae Troutman, Millersburg senior; Emily Bingaman, Line Mountain freshman; and Lacey Snyder, Line Mountain sophomore.
Defender: Kasey Boyer, Line Mountain freshman; Katie Whelski, Williams Valley senior; and Kassidy Sorichetti, Halifax senior.
Keeper: Cassidy Woodcock, Halifax senior.
The Fall 2015 boys’ soccer season saw many talented players take the pitch across the Sentinel’s coverage area. Each team had at least one player that was deserving of the year honors.
Here is a look at the area’s Player and Coach of the Year, and our First- and Second-Team honorees on this year’s All-Sentinel Boys’ Soccer Team.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Williams Valley senior Giuseppe “Peppe” Mini tallied 29 goals while assisting on 10 others.
“Peppe single handedly kept us in matches or put us in a position to win. No matter who we played, he would have been marked or double marked; however, he still managed to score 29 goals,” said Williams Valley Head Coach Seth Shuey.
“It really makes me wonder what would have happened if we did not have the injuries we did this year (for example Willy Girard), what type of state Peppe would have been able to put up and how our team would have fared throughout the year,” Shuey added.
“Peppe” could be a physical or a finesse-style player, whatever the situation needed, but be rest assured, he could put the ball in from outside the 18 or in the side netting if we needed it,” the coach added.
“Off the field though during the season, I saw him mature leaps and bounds,” said Shuey. “It was no secret that we had a very young team this season (seven starters who were ninth- or 10th-graders). Peppe would stay and work with the freshmen whether it was penalty kicks or touches in general.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Halifax’s Brad Kerstetter is a repeat winner.
He has been able to use his own great soccer playing experience (with the Harrisburg Heat) and turn it into wonderful mentoring on the sidelines Halifax is fortunate to have a coach with such a great past. (He also played at the collegiate level). Kerstetter is assisted by Albie Deibler, Dylan Deibler and Alexander Liebner.
Kerstetter led the Wildcats into both the Tri-Valley League and District 3 post season in 2015.
Striker/Forward: Mini; Ryan Brennan, Halifax senior; and Mason Stoneroad, UDA junior.
Brennan had 31 points (13 goals, five assists) in the TVL to help him break the Wildcats’ all-time career scoring record in 2015. Stoneroad has six goals and six assists in the TVL.
Midfield: Calen Reigner, UDA senior; Lance Hoover, Millersburg sophomore; and Robby Sacks, Halifax senior.
Reigner had eight assists on the year in TVL action.
Defender: Koby Bowman, Halifax senior; Christian Keiter, Millersburg senior; Travis Deitrich, UDA senior; and Dylan Bartholomew, Line Mountain.
Keeper: Dan Osenbach, Halifax senior. He had 96 saves against 32 goals against TVL opponents.
Striker/Forward: Matt Snyder, Millersburg junior; Ethan Schatz, Tri-Valley senior; and Chet Pesta, Williams Valley freshman.
Midfield: Jordan Gessner, UDA senior, Alex Uhler, UDA senior; and Nathan Paulauskas, Halifax sophomore.
Uhler had eight goals and two assists for the year in TVL matches.
Defender: Cody Hepner, Millersburg senior; Kolton Latshaw, Millersburg senior; Connor Schadel, Halifax senior; and A.J. Harring, Tri-Valley senior.
Keeper: Zack Johns, UDA junior. He has 50 saves against seven goals when playing TVL opponents.