Swanton girls soccer team looks to three-peat


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Swanton’s Haley Nelson hammers home a penalty kick in a game last season. She made first team All-NWOAL as a junior in 2016.

Swanton’s Haley Nelson hammers home a penalty kick in a game last season. She made first team All-NWOAL as a junior in 2016.


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Ally Hendricks of Swanton sends a ball toward the net during a game last season. She is one of many returning all-league performers the Bulldogs have coming back in 2017.


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Swanton has nearly its entire team back as they seek a third straight title in Northwest Ohio Athletic League girls soccer.

Just two seniors are lost from last year’s team, which finished 12-5-1. Taylor Dohm (first team all-league in 2016) and Kaitlyn Anderson were lost to graduation, but there are 13 returning letter winners for coach Jim Dickman.

Leading the returnees is senior Haley Nelson, who was first team All-NWOAL and second team all-district last season.

Ally Hendricks and Amber Torres are also back for their senior seasons after being named second team All-NWOAL and honorable mention all-district.

“We should be very strong this year with all the returning lettermen and seven seniors,” said Dickman.

Rounding out a strong senior class are Julia Hightower, Kendra Keefer (honorable mention all-league), Tonya Timpe, and Kirsten Truckor.

Also back is junior Bridget Harlett, the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer last season behind Nelson. She was honorable mention All-NWOAL last season.

In the league race, the Bulldogs could receive challenges from Archbold, Bryan, and Wauseon, who each return some key players from last season.

Swanton’s Haley Nelson hammers home a penalty kick in a game last season. She made first team All-NWOAL as a junior in 2016.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/08/web1_Nelson-converts-PK.jpgSwanton’s Haley Nelson hammers home a penalty kick in a game last season. She made first team All-NWOAL as a junior in 2016. File Photo

Ally Hendricks of Swanton sends a ball toward the net during a game last season. She is one of many returning all-league performers the Bulldogs have coming back in 2017.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/08/web1_Hendricks-sends.jpgAlly Hendricks of Swanton sends a ball toward the net during a game last season. She is one of many returning all-league performers the Bulldogs have coming back in 2017. File Photo

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