Lady Cardinals soccer hosts tribute to seniors

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Neighbors | Submitted.The Canfield High School girls soccer team seniors were honored during Senior Night on Oct. 9. Senior members included, from left, Macey Malinky, Olivia VanDevender, (kneeling) Mirabella Mangie, (right) Alana Petracci and (kneeling) Brooke Kemp.

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Canfield High School girls varsity soccer Head Coach Phil Simone greeted senior team member Macey Malinky and her family during Senior Night on Oct. 9.

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Neighbors | Submitted.The five Canfield High School girls soccer team seniors led their team in running through a hoop banner prior to their game against Austintown Fitch during Senior Night on Oct. 9.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Family, friends and the Canfield soccer community joined the Canfield High School girls soccer team in honoring the five senior members of the varsity team during Senior Night at Bob Dove Field on Oct. 9.

Olivia VanDevender, Brooke Kemp, Mirabella Mangie, Macey Malinky and Alana Petracci were recognized before the varsity game versus Austintown Fitch Falcons.

Goalie VanDevender was escorted by her parents Julie and Paul, while her brother Aiden carried her banner; striker Kemp was escorted by her parents Stephanie and Adam, while her brothers Brandon and Dylan carried her banner; holding midfielder Mangie was escorted by her parents Lisa and Ron, while her siblings Mitchell and Angelina and cousin Marisa Sheetz carried her banner; forward Malinky was escorted by her parents Carie and Shawn, withher siblings Cameron and Alli carried her banner and attacking midfielder Petracci was escorted by her parents Ann Marie and John, while her brother Angelo carried her banner.

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 Amy Vinopal and Girls Assistant Coach Sophia Mancini.

Canfield High School student council provided the flowers for the players’ parents. Canfield High School choir member Allison Leone sang the National Anthem.

As part of the celebration, before the game began, the five 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 for the families and teammates of the senior team members after the varsity team’s 4-1 victory over Austintown and clinch of the AAC Red Tier Conference Title. The cafeteria was decorated by the parents of the junior players to honor the senior players, as is the Canfield High School soccer tradition.

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