Dogs aim for top of Northwest Ohio Athletic League in girls soccer


Staff Report



Averie Lutz of Swanton boots one toward the goal during a game last season. She was second team All-NWOAL in 2018.

Averie Lutz of Swanton boots one toward the goal during a game last season. She was second team All-NWOAL in 2018.


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Swanton has a plethora of letter winners returning as they try to win their third Northwest Ohio Athletic League title. The Bulldogs were champions in 2015 and 2016.

Swanton finished third in the NWOAL last season behind Liberty Center and Archbold, and knocking off those two will prove vital to their championship hopes.

The Bulldogs have 12 letter winners returning, led by senior Morgan Pine, who was first team All-NWOAL in 2018. Aricka Lutz and Averie Lutz – both juniors – also return after being named second team all-league for Swanton.

Frankie Nelson and Grace Oakes were honorable mention All-NWOAL for Swanton and return.

Also returning are Gaby Kosier, Macy Pawlowicz, Maya Vargas, Emma Sullivan, Riley Bellner, Carol Vargas, Gabby Bowers.

Gone is first team all-league performer Bridget Harlett and Alyssa Westfall. Promising newcomers looking to fill the void include Megan Haselman, Alaina Mersing, Elaine Pelland, and Levi Taylor.

Coach Jim Dickman said along with the experience, speed will be a strength for the Bulldogs this season. He added that Swanton still has a very young team despite that experience.

He is very positive about this season and aims for his squad to finish in the top two of the NWOAL.

Averie Lutz of Swanton boots one toward the goal during a game last season. She was second team All-NWOAL in 2018.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/08/web1_Averie-boots.jpgAverie Lutz of Swanton boots one toward the goal during a game last season. She was second team All-NWOAL in 2018. File Photo

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