CCL, District Champions and Regional Runner-up
Watterson's Ganz earns first-team Super 12 honors
A first-team all-district and all-league selection, Ganz had 17 goals through 19 games, helping Watterson win CCL and Division I district titles.
The senior midfielder has had a knack for scoring in important games. She scored the lone goal in a 1-0 overtime win over Olentangy Liberty in a district final Oct. 26. The Eagles finished 13-3-4, losing to Pickerington
North 2-0 in a regional final Nov. 2. “Ellie is known for game-changing moments and she’s single-handedly rallied our team when we need it the most,” coach Alyx Portier said. “She’s one of the leading scorers in our district while playing tough opponents and she’s had assists in all but two of our (first 19) games.” ThisWeek News 11.7.13
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Season ends for girls soccer team
The girls soccer team fell one win shy of advancing to a state semifinal for the second time in program history, losing to Pickerington North 2-0 in a Division I regional final Nov. 2 at Gahanna to finish 13-3-4.
Goalie Marissa Wierzbicki had two saves for the Eagles, whose only state appearance came in 1998.
"They are definitely a real good team and they put their shots away," midfielder Ellie Ganz said of North. "We fought until the last minute and we had our chances, but we weren't able to finish them."
Watterson had rallied to defeat Hilliard Davidson 2-1 in a regional semifinal Oct. 29 at Dublin Jerome.
The Wildcats scored six minutes into the game, but the Eagles got goals from Ganz and forward Emily Ganz to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. Watterson limited Davidson's scoring chances in the second half.
"We came out a little timid and complacent and I knew if we did that that they would put their opportunities away," coach Alex Portier said. "But our team is battle-tested after playing a tough regular-season schedule and our players knew what to do because we've been down in games and have come back before."
Wierzbicki had six saves against Davidson.
"We stayed calm after giving up a goal and it wasn't long before we came back and scored," Emily Ganz said. "On my goal, I saw the ball coming and my sister was right behind me telling me to leave it, but I decided to hit it anyway and, for some reason, it went in."
Ellie Ganz, who finished with a team-high 18 goals, wasn't surprised that her younger sister ignored her instruction.
"I had a better angle for a shot, but she never listens to me," Ellie Ganz said, laughing. "I'm just glad her shot went in or it could have been a long ride home."
Girls Soccer lost 2-0 to Pickerington North at Gahanna HS on Nov. 2 in the regional finals.
Eagles defeated Hilliard Davidson 2-1 on Oct. 29.
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ThisWeek News 10.27,13 Watterson 1, Olentangy Liberty 0 OT - The sixth-seeded Eagles won their second Division I district title in three years, as center midfielder Ellie Gantz scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes left in the first sudden-victory overtime session. Goalkeeper Marissa Wierzbicki also made three saves for the Eagles, who improved to 12-2-4. The fourth-seeded Patriots finished 11-3-5, as goalkeeper Miranda Kuhns had six saves.
ThisWeek News 10.15,13 Girls soccer team stops Stallions for CCL title - When the Watterson High School girls soccer team played its CCL finale Oct. 1 at DeSales, it competed on a turf field that is much larger than its grass field at Hagely Field. The Eagles quickly adapted to the different surface, however, and beat the Stallions 2-0 to win the CCL championship outright for the second consecutive season and for the fourth time in 12 years. In addition to last season, Watterson also won outright league titles in 2002 and 2009. It shared the league title with DeSales in 2005, 2006 and 2010. The Eagles finished 4-0 in the CCL this fall, ahead of DeSales (3-1), Hartley (1-2-1), Columbus School for Girls (1-3) and Ready (0-3-1).
Varsity- back row left to right- Gene DeWeese, Corey Shubatowski, Sarah Boyne, Bryn McQuade, Marissa Weirzbicki, Sarah Benson, Hannah Manion, Alyx Portier
Middle left to right- Lauren Marchese, Coley Frommeyer, Juliana Rotolo, Maggie McCarthy, Emily Ganz, Anita Ferguson, Priscilla Severance,
Front row left to right- Kate Jones, Abby Demboski, Cailey Eddingfield, Regina Severance, Ellie Ganz, Erin Adams
JVA- Top- Gene DeWeese, Alyx Portier, Anna Szczensy, Haley Gleason, Lauren Hicks, Corey Shubatowski
Middle- Kaelee Vozar, Jackie Mikula, Megan Connors, Allison Luckscheitter, Hope Gleason, Caroline Sugar, Jenn Jaszek, Kalea Thompson Front- Katie Long, Zoe Clifton, Sam Mikula, Rachel Lyle, Molly Plageman, Caroline DeSantis, Ali Bongiorno, Erin Vonderwell
JVB- top row left to right- Alyx Portier, Corey Shubatowski, Shannon Boyne, Dena Wenzinger, Tabitha Pangalangan, Shannon Peck, Amelia Ohlin, Gabby Tyler, Gene DeWeese
Middle- Abby Zebula, Maria Sheikh, J'Niah Johnston, Abby Quick, Carly Stang, Riley Ryan, Annie Warner, Monica Karam, Maddie Ogden, Front row- Katie Long, Molly Kelleher, Caroline Gulla, Lauren Kaebula, Rachel Lyle, Gavi Pitones, Anna Stinnett, Anna Green, Erin Vonderwell
2012 District Runner-up and CCL Champions
Lady Eagles to play Soccer in College
Andrea Regrut has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at John Carroll University and
Polly Sellers has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Otterbein University. more
Gabrielle and Emily Byorth have signed letters of intent to play soccer at Clemson University.
Emily Geyer has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Notre Dame and
Brittany Maisano has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Kent State University. more
Polly Sellers (Senior) was recently honored as an All-Ohio soccer player. Polly is a four year varsity soccer player. Polly was presented the All-Ohio award at a banquet on January 6. This honor is bestowed by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association http://ossca.altersoccer.net/. Out of 20,000 high school soccer players in Ohio, this award represents the top 1%.
Brittany Maisano (Senior) selected to Super 12 all Central Ohio Soccer Team. ThisWeek News 11.15.12
SOCCER 2012 AWARD
MVP - Alli Demboski
Best Offense - Ellie Ganz and Polly Sellers
Best Defense - Andrea Regrut
Most Improved - Maggie Mc Carthy
Coach’s Award - Anne Montalto & Katherine Pardi
Sportmanship Award - Brittany Maisano
Scholar Athlete - Annie Gavin
The Watterson High School girls soccer team achieved two major objectives by rallying to beat visiting DeSales 2-1 in a CCL game Oct. 2. more
2011 District Champions
Watterson 0, Dublin Scioto 0
Watterson wins shootout 3-2
Regional Tournament Division I Region 3
Semifinals—Dublin Coffman 2, Watterson 0
GIRLS SOCCER – Head Coach – Alyxandra Portier, 614-551-9021, email@example.com
Preseason conditioning and captains’ practice begin on Monday, June 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Kenney Park (Graceland Shopping Center - behind Urban Active). We will then continue training every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Players will participate in a summer tournament on July 21-22 in Englewood, OH. Tryouts: Begin August 6th at 9:00 am and will continue through Friday, August 10th. Players will need to contact Coach Portier by e-mail for more detailed information.
Five alumni playing Division I Soccer
Girls Soccer at Bishop Watterson has been a competitive force among the Central District schools; the team has had a presence in tournament play in the past years finishing District Champs in 2008 and District Finalist as well as CCL Champs in 2009 Co-Champs in 2010. Watterson girl’s soccer takes pride in signing five players for collegiate play in the 2010 fall season.
The focus for the girls soccer program is to develop players to their highest potential in soccer as well as young women.
Alyxandra Portier, Head Coach
Mohamed Farah, Assistant Coach
Kelly Hunter, Assistant Coach