Fall Sports Overview

Lilly Altman and Ashlinne Horning

Volleyball

Volleyball is coached by Head Coach Kim Solosky, Sidney Kestel, Carla
Carper and Casey Richards. Last year, the team had a 9-10 record and a
5-7 record in the Federal League. The team has their eyes set on their key
competition, which includes GlenOak and Jackson.
“With an outstanding season, [and a great] group [of] girls who could not
be better humans, we will continue to work together on making ourselves
better with each game,” Solosky said. “We have some big goals for this
season, and we are excited to watch them come to fruition.”

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer is coached by Head Coach Jonathan Zahn, Brain Stock, Steve
Bell and Gary Bodenschatz. The team fi nished with a 10-7 record last
year, losing in the District Semi-fi nal to Archbishop Hoban. Along with
that, they were Co-Federal League Championships, with Jackson posting
a 5-1 Federal League record. Their key competition will follow up this
year with Jackson, Solon and Hudson.
“As of Sept. 24, we are 6-3 with two losses to state ranked opponents,”
Zahn said. “We are getting close to reaching our peak with a little over two
weeks left in the regular season and are looking forward to a potentially
long postseason run.”

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer is coached by Head Coach Brian Girdlestone, Ashley
Dennerlein, Maddie Klingshirn and Sam Simmerman. Last season, the
team did an excellent job of improving as the season progressed and were
competitive all season. They did a great job from the 2020 season, when
we had no seniors.
“We graduated 9 seniors in 2020, the challenge will be replacing them,”
Girdlestone said. “The quicker we are able to do that, the better the girls
will perform. The Federal League is extremely competitive and our out
of conference schedule is diffi cult, so we look for the girls to continue to
improve as the season progresses.”

Football

The football coaches this season are Head Coach Brian T. Baum, Mike
Sigler, Brody Tohn, Joshua Chaima, Dan Nettleton, Justin Stuz, Mike
Doty, Matt White, Larry Kinnard and Mitch Lofman. Last season, the
football team had a 6-4 record and has returned back this year with 31
seniors ready to play a great year. Their key competitions this year are
Jackson and McKinley.
“Play every game to the fullest,” Baum said. “We lost our quarterback due
to an injury, so we had to re-adjust our team and fi gure out a way to make
the year as successful as we can with 31 seniors.”

Girls Golf

Girls golf is coached by Head Coach Scott Syder, Kevin Stingel, Danica
Steiner and Ashton McKelley. Last season, the girls were exceptionally
strong. We had outstanding play throughout the entire year. 2021 graduate
Grace May qualifi ed for the State Championships and played outstanding
in Columbus. All in all, another season to be proud of. This season, the
team believes their key competition includes Jackson and Green.
“This is another tremendous season,” Snyder said. “We are playing very
well and are excited for the end of the season tournaments.”

Boys Golf

Boys golf is coached by Head Coach Scott Syder, Kevin Stingel, Danica
Steiner and Ashton McKelley. Last season, the team was very competitive
and young. They used that season and time to better prepare us for the endof-year state tournaments and for this season. This season, the golf team
plans to take on their key competition, which includes Green, Jackson,
and Lake.
“We have improved a lot this season,” Snyder said. “This is a great group
of boys and we are thrilled with what we’ve done so far this season.”

Boys Cross Country

The boys cross country team has returned back with Head Coach Nick
Stroemple and Mike Johnson this season. Last year, the team was second
in the Federal League and made it to states as a team. This year, the team
plans for the Federal League to be very competitive, leaving them with
Jackson, GlenOak and Louisville as their key competition.
“We are off to a strong start and right now we are focused on getting
everyone healthy,” Stroemple said

Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team is led by Head Coach David Neitzelt and
Katelyn Bardin. Varsity placed second in Stark County for D1 and
each girl ran under 22:00 at the Federal League meet. The team’s top
competition this year will be GlenOak due to how many times they see
them throughout the season.
“We have a great, young group of girls who are eager each week to get
better,” Neitzelt said. “Our hope is for the girls to keep pushing themselves
and believe in their abilities to decrease their times, especially at the end
of the season.”

Girls Tennis

Girls tennis is coached by Head Coach Ryan Shaff er who is beginning
his 19th year at Hoover High School. He will once again be assisted by
Rachelle Hunter, Kay McHolm and Sue Wise. Last year, the team had
a record-setting year with a 23-1 record. The team won another Federal
League title and fi nished as the 4th ranked D1 team in Ohio. This year, the
team sought out their key competition to be Magnifi cat, Hathaway Brown
and Jackson.
“The team thus far this year has picked up right where it left off ,” Shaff er
said. “Currently ranked number 3 in Ohio, the team has started out 20-1
having played 12 teams ranked in either D1 or D11. The team swept rival
Jackson 5-0 and is on their way to a 5th straight title and 12th Federal
League Championship in the past 14 years.”