The defending Section VII/Class D champions will have several new faces in the 2013 lineup.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis girls varsity soccer team lost seven starters to graduation from its 2012 championship squad. One thing the team did not lose, though, was coach Steve Denton, who after hinting at retirement decided to return for another season on the sidelines.
“After winning our first title in 25 years, we will have a very young and inexperienced team,” Denton said. “I hope the girls will improve with each game with the leadership of our five-year starters in midfielder Caitie Decker and defender Lily Whalen. Sophomore Emma Disogra will be taking over in the goalie position and Juniors Jazmin Barnes and Sage Allott are returning starters in the midfield.”
Lily Whalen, Caitie Decker, Savanna Graves and Angel Barnes are all seniors on the roster and are joined by juniors Sage Allott and Jazmin Barnes.
Sophomores include Emma Disogra, Shannon Canavan, CJ Shepard, Natalie Martin, Jazmin Wright, Nicole Green and Cora Adams.
Freshmen on the roster include Myra Adams, Tess Andrade, Alex Simard and Desiree Boyle.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys varsity soccer team will look to run against its competition in Division II of the Northern Soccer League in 2013.
“We have a lot of speed this year,” coach Paul Buehler said. “We need to be able to come together as a team and work on developing the depth on our bench.”
Members of the Lions roster include Justin LaPier, Austin Morris, Joel Morris, Will Tomkins, Isaiah Turner, Zac Noka-Bailey, Trevor Brooks, Wesley Whalen, Geeg Dedam, Hugh Harwood, Caleb Denton, Noah Farrell, Logan Phinney, Koby Rider, Colden Blades, Jamie Decker, Damien Gay, Sam Huttig and Parker LeClair.