Girls Soccer Senior Night

Andrew Evans, Staff Writer

The Jonathan Alder Girls Soccer team celebrated senior night in style with a 2-0 win over Tecumseh on Monday, October 10. They improved to 5-5 in CBC play and 7-8 overall. As of this writing, they’ve now finished the regular season with a record of 5-6 in the CBC and 7-9 overall.

Kayla Devore 

Kayla has played soccer since she was 5 and has earned two varsity letters. Kayla’s favorite memory from soccer was watching videos her friends sent when she was being carted off in an ambulance after being injured on the field. Kayla was motivated by her freshman year JV coach and by her dad to play again after her injury. Kayla’s favorite teacher was Mr. Swinehart, who let her decorate the bulletin board for the holidays. After high school, Kayla plans to go to college and hopefully make a lot of money. Kayla is the daughter of Melanie and Darin Devore.

Emma Hicks 

Emma has played soccer since she was 5 years old.  She has lettered the past 3 years and received the CBC Second Team All Conference award her junior year. Emma’s favorite memory from soccer was starting on offense with her sister this season. Emma was influenced by her coach Ben for teaching her about soccer, coaches Zach and Trey, for being positive influences, and her weight lifting coaches Michael and Jonathan for being consistent motivational forces.  Emma’s favorite class was Mr. Hughes AP English class because she had all of her best friends in one class and Mr. Hughes put up with them even when they were a handful.  After high school, Emma plans to attend college but is undecided at this time. She is the daughter of Adam and Erin Hicks, step-daughter of Jo Zurface, and sister to Olivia Hicks and Audrey Blubaugh. 

Johanne Lothe 

Jo has played soccer since she was 8 years old, and even though she has played for 9 years she still can’t do a throw-in. Jo`s favorite moment was definitely trying Chick-Fil-A for the first time ever with the team! Jo`s favorite teacher is Mr. Carpenter.  He made AP Calculus fun because they learned  something new everyday. After high school, Jo will return to Norway. Johanne is lucky enough to have two sets of parents, one in Norway and one in Ohio. She loves her host family here in Ohio, who is the assistant coach Sarah Wiechman and her family.

Sophie Schaefer 

Sophie has played soccer since she was 4 years old. She has received 2 varsity letters in her high school career. Her favorite memory from soccer was her freshman year when the team traveled to Cincinnati to play in a tournament and also went to Kings Island.  Coach Ben has also influenced Sophie so much not just in soccer but in life. Coach Zach and Trey were always positive role models and let the team have fun while also getting a workout in. In High School, her favorite class was chemistry her junior year.  She would like to thank Doc Lorson for teaching her to memorize the entire periodic table. After high school, Sophie plans to attend college out of state to study forensic psychology or forensic biology.  Sophie is the daughter of Jim and Carrie Schaefer.

Alex Shaw 

Alex has played soccer for 12 years and this is her 4th year playing varsity. She also was CBC Special Mention her sophomore year. Alex’s favorite memories from soccer are the bus ride concerts, HOT summer conditioning days, and throwing up on her coach freshman year.  She would like to thank all of her coaches, especially Coach Evans and Rothgeb, for pushing her to try new things and never give up. She would also like to thank her family for staying involved and never missing a game, even when she was out with injury. Most importantly Alex would like to thank her dad. He has always been her role model, biggest supporter, and best friend. After high school, Alex plans to go to college to study business. She is the daughter of Job and Allison Shaw.