Friday, December 9, 2011
The Strongsville High School senior received the news yesterday afternoon from John Mayer, chair of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Best of the best. National champion. Prodigy. Phenom. Break it down any way you like: Ashley Meier is the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America girls high school player of the year. Lady Mustangs varsity soccer coach John Felton received the news via email from NSCAA chair John Mayer yesterday afternoon, and his first reaction was that of disbelief. "I couldn't believe it," said Felton. "We are so fortunate to have such a humble, incredible athlete that has the grades to back it up. We're just very excited for her." As player of the year, Meier will receive a plaque, a gift from Adidas, recognition in the "Soccer Journal," "Soccer America" and a national press release. She'll also be recognized individually at the All-…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lady Mustangs beat Sylvania Northview in Division I semifinal
The Strongsville Lady Mustangs will play for the state Division I soccer title Saturday after shutting out Sylvania Northview 3-0 Wednesday evening. A win on Saturday would give Strongsville its fourth state championship. The Lady Mustangs advanced to the semifinals by holding Massillon Jackson scoreless for a 1-0 win Nov. 5. On Wednesday, Strongsville and Sylvania Northview battled in a fierce wind in Sandusky. The team will travel to Columbus Saturday to take on Dublin Jerome for the state title at Crew Stadium. Strongsville won its first girls state soccer crown in 1998, following that up with wins in 2002 and 2005. The Lady Mustangs were runners-up in 2003, 2007 and 2008.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Strongsville beats Massillon Jackson 1-0, will play Sylvania Northview in the state semifinals next week
Every athlete will agree that an ugly win is always better than a not-so-bad loss. On a sunny Saturday afternoon at Rocky River High School, the Lady Mustangs (19-2) took the field and held the previously undefeated Polar Bears (14-1-5) at bay and won, 1-0. The score tells the story: not much offense mixed with an overwhelming amount of defense. Sophomore Emily Ogle scored Strongsville's lone goal in the first half, assisted by senior Erin Peskura and good Mustang defense kept the team out of any real danger for the remainder of the game. "It was a good game today, but we need to make a few adjustments," Lady Mustangs head coach Jon Felton said. "There were some missed opportunities, but these girls played hard and they know how to win. "…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Team scores 31 goals in tournament
The Strongsville U10 Lady Mustangs won the Dublin Charity Cup over Labor Day Weekend. The team had an undefeated record, including a sound victory in the final game over Ohio Premier Eagles 7-2. In the tournament, they scored 31 goals and only allow 5 goals scored.