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Three Clay soccer stars to play at Owens College
Three Clay soccer players, Kendyl Christian, Abby Groll, and Megan Soncrant, have signed to play collegiately at Owens Community College.
Christian, a four-year varsity letter winner and three-time team captain, played in 67 games, scoring 23 career goals and dishing out 20 career assists. In 2010, she was second team All-Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer League Division I and second team all-district. In 2011, she was second team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference, and in 2012, she was first team All-TRAC and second team all-district.
Groll played in 62 varsity games, earning three letters and scoring 11 career goals and 11 career assists. In 2011, she was honorable mention All-TRAC and her senior year was second team All-TRAC. Soncrant played in 45 games, earning two letters, and was an HM All-TRAC selection her senior season.
She signed a letter of intent to golf at BGSU on Nov. 14. She plans to major in Biology. BGSU was not Baer’s only offer; she had many different schools that wanted her, both bigger and smaller. She chose to become a Falcon because she was impressed by golf coach Stephanie Young and the campus.
“I choose BG for a couple reasons, one of which was because I really liked the coach there, and the campus was amazing,” said Baer.
With the help and support of her private coach, Dave Sanford, Baer became one of Ohio’s best golfers, placing fifth at the state tournament this year. She qualified for state each of her final three years in high school.
She was first-team All-Northern Buckeye Conference the past two seasons, playing on the boys’ team. She shot a 68 to win sectionals at White Plains last season.
Baer feels she is ready to face new challenges with the start of her college career. She would like to thank her family and friends who believed in her, supporting her throughout the years.
“Without their support I wouldn’t have gotten this far.”
Mikayla is the daughter of Brent and Lesley Baer, who both support of her decision to attend BGSU. ( — by Woodmore To Window staff writer Michael Travis.)
“It means a lot to see our hard work pay off and to see the squad return back to the top,” said senior captain Lexi Krum.
The team has been learning and perfecting their routine since early June. Their routine focuses on their strengths of dancing and jumping. The squad’s routine and choreography is from an instructor at Top Notch Cheer in Fremont. Competition season is the highlight of the squad’s year.
“We actually get recognized for all of our hard work and we’re the main focus,” said junior Lydia Ragan.
The Wildcat squad competed in the Nancy Leaser Invitational, held at Oak Harbor High School on Nov. 17. The team lost 10 points for exceeding the three minute time limit, but still placed fifth despite the deduction. The squad is considering a few upcoming competitions and also plans of competing at regionals.
The Woodmore cheerleaders were also to perform at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball game, which is Dec. 11.
The varsity cheerleaders will hold a Wildcat Cheer Clinic with practices on Jan. 3, 7 and 9, at the elementary from 3:45 to 5 p.m. (gym shoes are required). Performance will be during the girls’ varsity basketball game Jan. 11. Anyone with questions may call Jill Bench at 419-862-3248. ( — by Woodmore To Window staff writer Coleton Bihn.)