Lebanon Girls Soccer 2007 Season Preview

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Lebanon Girls Soccer

After winning 10 games in each 2004 and 2005, Lebanon’s girls soccer team took a step back last year finishing 6-10-1. Expect the Warriors to rebound.

Eric Frantz has more on the 2007 Lebanon girls soccer team.




After winning 10 games in each 2004 and 2005, Lebanon’s girls soccer team took a step back last year finishing 6-10-1. Expect the Warriors to rebound.

Thanks to the return of 11 players with varsity experience, first-year head coach Bruce Bingham takes over a program with the talent to challenge for the Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division title and beyond.

“Due to our returning varsity players from last year, I am looking forward to a positive outcome for our 2007 season,” Bingham said.

Highlighting the talent pool are senior Bekah Bonny and juniors Rachel Elder, Lauren Smith and Faith Tessmer.

Bonny, a Wright State University commit, was first team all-conference last year and second team all-area as a forward. Elder, a midfielder, led the Warriors in assists and was first team all-conference and second team all-area. Tessmer, a goalie, was named the team’s MVP. Smith was second on the squad in assists.

Junior Kaitlyn Turner leads the defense.

Last year the Warriors failed to crack the Miami Valley Scholastic Coaches Association Division I Top 10 at anytime during the season. This year they should make their first appearance in the poll since finishing 10th in the final rankings in 2004.

Lebanon has a win over Centerville last season (1-0) and a tie with Northmont (4-4) to build off of.

“This summer we have really put a lot of work and emphasis on our team fitness and conditioning in order to raise our competitive level in the league this year,” Bingham said. “We are fitter, stronger and more prepared – I believe – to meet those challenges that are ahead of us.”

 

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