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BOE, Schools Officials Commend Soccer Student-Athletes
January 29, 2018 by Magdalene Pesch | No Comments

Kirtland Schools Athletic Director Matt Paul and High School Principal Lynn Campbell commended the district’s women’s soccer team and student-athletes Kyle Work and Hannah Vouk at the Nov. 27 board of education meeting.

“Kyle, this year, he’s a three-year letterman. This year, he was First Team All Chagrin Valley Conference, Academic All Ohio and Second Team News-Herald. He’s a captain of his team and he’s getting a certificate of recognition for the honor of being named Second Team All Ohio this year in soccer,” said Paul.

Soccer coach John Valentic said Work is very much a leader by his play.

“(Superintendent Bill Wade) used the word ‘tenacity.’ His aggressiveness, confidence and all the hard work that he put in from the time he was a freshman with me, ‘til now, has paid off by listing the accolades that he received and this is well-deserving and I am really proud of being his coach this past four years,” he said.

Vouk is a four-year letter winner and captain of her team, Paul said, adding she is also a First Team All CVC for the second year in a row.

“She was named the Division 3 Player of the Year, All Greater Cleveland. And she was also named First Team All Ohio,” Paul said.

Soccer coach Ed Bradac said Vouk has worked “incredibly hard to get this.”

“She’s only the second First Team All Ohioan we have. (In) 2015, it was Maddie Zuberer. So (Vouk) becomes the second to go up on the wall,” he said. “She’s also an Academic All Ohio. That means you’ve got to get a 3.7 (GPA) or higher.”

Paul presented certificates to soccer players Corinne Aquila, Danielle Bryll, Kristi Bryll, Gabby Culotta, Maggie Kadas, Leah LaVerde, Tea Petric, Mia Rini, Lidia Rodin, Jenna Sayle, Emily Ungrady, Lilia Valentic, Elizabeth Vernon, Hannah Vouk and Amber Yurick.

Also on the soccer team are Sarah Adams, Brittney Alfieri, Brianna Alfieri, Brooke Alfieri, Maria Bevanda, Vikki Carriero, Nicole Colic, Haley Coso, Madelyn Cramp, Danielle Davis, Haleigh Getchell, Jessica Hepper, Lauren Lutz, Katie McCollister, Rylee McCrory, Jordyn Paneto, Natalie Pawlowski, Gabby Piazza, Kate Ricketti, Gabby Vladic and Maya Zovko.

“Our girls’ varsity soccer team had an excellent run this year,” Wade said. “It was really fun to watch them get all the way to state finals. They have a very tenacious style of play. It was my privilege to watch them down at the finals and we’re excited to have them here with us tonight.”

Paul said 2017 was the 33rd state soccer tournament for girls.

“It took us 12 to get to the final four and two more to get to the championship game, where other teams had an 18-year head start. Kirtland’s the first team to play for a state championship for girls in soccer for Lake County, regardless of the division, and the soccer team is the first team to play for a team state championship in any women’s sport at Kirtland.”

Board President Tim Cosgrove added: “You represented this community extraordinary well and we’re appreciative of it. What an exciting environment it was at that championship game and it was just terrific, so thank you so much from all of us.”

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