Neighbors | Abby Slanker.With the Canfield High School girls soccer team lined up beside them, Head Coach Phil Simone, Girls Assistant Coach Aleesha Ostrander and Girls Assistant Coach Chris Sekman greeted the senior team members and their parents and families during Senior Night on Oct. 5.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The 10 Canfield High School girls soccer team seniors led their team in running through a hoop banner prior to their game against Warren G. Harding during Senior Night on Oct. 5.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield High School girls soccer team seniors were honored during Senior Night on Oct. 5. Team members included, from left, (front) Gina Carelli, Cece Shaer, Anita Mancini, Ashlyn Cleevely; (back) Paije Georgeoff, Elizabeth Pilolli, Angela Copploe, Taylor Meier, Izzy Savich and Ana Kilbert.
By ABBY SLANKER
Family, friends and the Canfield soccer community joined the Canfield High School girls soccer team in honoring the 10 senior members of the varsity team during Senior Night at Bob Dove Field on Oct. 5.
Gina Carelli, Ashlyn Cleevely, Angela Copploe, Paije Georgeoff, Ana Kilbert, Anita Mancini, Taylor Meier, Elizabeth Pilolli, Izzy Savich and Cece Shaer were recognized before the varsity game against Warren G. Harding.
Carelli was escorted by parents David and Kathy, with her banner carried by friend Sophia D’Alesio and brother Anthony.
Cleevely was escorted by her mother Tammie and father Bob, with her banner carried by her sisters Morgan, Kaelyn and Madison.
Copploe was escorted by her mother Jean and father Vincent, with her banner carried by her brother Giovanni and friend Lauren Slanker.
Georgeoff was escorted by her mother Kelly and her father Michael, with her banner carried by her brothers Shayne and Camren.
Kilbert was escorted by her father Richard, her grandmother Mary Kilbert and grandfather Richard Kilbert.
Mancini was escorted by her parents Frank and Lori and godfather Dom, with her banner carried by her sister Sophia and Anna Wyss and Ashley Story.
Meier was escorted by mother Jen McDonagh, stepfather Mike McDonagh and father Greg Meier, with her banner carried by her grandmother Sandy Treleven and friend Sydney Olsavsky.
Pilolli was escorted by her parents Ed and Sam, as well as her brother Dominic and friend Bella Mangie.
Savich was escorted by her parents Steve and Amy, with her banner carried by her siblings Noah and Angie, cousin Katie and boyfriend Jad Saleh.
Shaer was escorted by her parents James and Andrea and her brother Jack. Her older brother could not be in attendance due to his studies at Villanova University.
As they were announced, the players and their escorts walked through the double line of their teammates after they were greeted by Head Coach Phil Simone, Girls Assistant Coach Aleesha Ostrander and Girls Assistant Coach Chris Sekman.
“This is a special group. I have been working with some of them since they were 10- or 11-years-old. I can’t believe they are this far along in their soccer career. It’s incredible. It is surreal to me that they are going to graduate and not be involved in our soccer program any longer,” Simone said.
Canfield High School student council provided the flowers for the players’ parents.
As part of the celebration, before the game began, the 10 senior members led their team in running through a hoop banner which recognized the seniors.
The Canfield High School Soccer Boosters had a reception in the high school’s cafeteria after the varsity team’s 2-1 victory over Warren for the families and teammates of the 10 senior team members. The cafeteria was decorated by the parents of the junior players to honor the senior players, as is the Canfield High School soccer tradition.