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Hornets Unbeaten In Ohio Tournament

Sixteen players who will take the field for Emmaus High School this fall represented the Hornets at the prestigious Adidas National Soccer Showcase in Strongsville, Ohio, over the weekend of July 17-20. Twelve returning varsity players along with two JV players and two freshman led the team to an unbeaten 4-0-3 record in the event, scoring 19 goals and allowing just three. Incoming freshman forward Krysti Schmidt lead Emmaus with six goals. The team also visited the Cleveland Zoo (above) and had a chance to do some team building. The players on the trip were, from left to right in the photo above: Front row - Sarah Schuster (9th grade), Schmidt (9), Carli Marks (12), tri-captain Emily Pennell (12), Liz Kester (12), Reilly McGinnis (10), Jenny Fritz (11) and Alex Schroettner (12). Back row - Peyton Ritter (11), Emily Lambert (11), Sally Baer (11), tri-captain Shannon McGinnis (12), Michaela Roth (12), tri-captain Liz Waring (12), Mackenzie McCann (11) and Kristen Roth (11).

2014 United Soccer Schools Girls Coaching Staff

Current and past Emmaus girls soccer standouts Mandy McCarthy (West Chester University), Esther Younger (DeSales University), Liz Waring (captain, Class of 2015), Shannon McGinnis (captain, Class of 2015), Alyssa Guthrie (past captain, Class of 2014), Kristen Roth (Class of 2016) and Sarah Oswald (Assistant varsity coach, three-time All-American at West Chester University) comprised the girls coaching staff at the 2014 United Soccer Schools camp hosted from July 7 through July 11 at Emmaus High School by head girls soccer coach Rob Rooney and head boys soccer coach John Cari. This year's camp drew nearly 150 players.

2013 Emmaus Girls Soccer Banquet

The 2013 Emmaus varsity girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Saturday, December 7, at Brookside Country Club. The Hornets qualified for the Lehigh Valley Conference Playoffs for the 11th time in 12 seasons, a feat unrivaled in LVC girls soccer history.

Fall 2013 Emmaus Varsity Team

The fall 2013 Emmaus girls soccer varsity team is pictured above prior to a preseason training session. This fall marks head coach Rob Rooney's ninth season at the helm of the Hornets, making him the longest-tenured coach in the team's history.

Fall 2012 Emmaus Varsity Team

The fall 2012 Emmaus girls soccer varsity team is pictured above prior to a preseason training session. In the spring of 2012, the Hornets qualified for their 10th consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs. They are the only team in conference history to do so every season of the LVC's existence.

2012 Game Photos

2012 United Soccer Schools Girls Coaching Staff

Current and past Emmaus girls soccer standouts Sarah Oswald (West Chester University), Shannon Doughty (LaSalle University), Taylor Liebowitz (Class of 2012), Kelsey Hochleitner (Duquesne University), Erica White (LaSalle University), Steph Basile (Stevens Institute of Technology) and Esther Younger (current captain, Class of 2013) comprised the girls coaching staff at the 2012 United Soccer Schools camp hosted from July 9 through July 13 at Emmaus High School by head girls soccer coach Rob Rooney and head boys soccer coach John Cari. This year's camp drew more than 170 players.

2012 Emmaus Girls Soccer Banquet

The 2012 Emmaus varsity girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Sunday, June 3, at Brookside Country Club. The Hornets qualified for the Lehigh Valley Conference Playoffs for the 10th straight season, a feat no other team in LVC girls soccer history has accomplished.

Spring 2012 Emmaus Varsity Team

The spring 2012 Emmaus girls soccer varsity team is pictured prior to its preseason friendly with Southern Lehigh. In 2011, the Hornets played in their ninth consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship game.

2011 United Soccer Schools Coaching Staff

Current and past Emmaus girls soccer standouts Sarah Oswald (West Chester University), Taylor Millheim (Class of 2012), Kelsey Hochleitner (Duquesne University), Steph Basile (Stevens Institute of Technology), Sarah Clark (St. Bonaventure University Class of 2011) and Shannon Doughty (LaSalle University) comprised the girls coaching staff at the 2011 United Soccer Schools camp hosted from July 11 through July 15 at Emmaus High School by head girls soccer coach Rob Rooney and head boys soccer coach John Cari. This year's camp drew more than 150 players.

2011 Emmaus Girls Soccer Banquet

The 2011 Emmaus varsity girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Sunday, June 5, at Brookside Country Club. The Hornets played for their 9th consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship this season, falling to Whitehall, 2-0.

Three Hornets Named All-Conference

Senior defender Steph Basile, freshman midfielder Hanna Brosky and junior captain and midfielder Taylor Millheim were all named to the 2011 All Lehigh Valley Conference team this season. They are pictured above with their All Conference plaques prior to the 2011 LVC championship game. The selection was the third in as many seasons for Millheim while Basile and Brosky were selected for the first time.

Emmaus Girls Visit Virginia Beach

The 2011 Emmaus girls varsity soccer team poses together during its recent trip to Virginia Beach. The Hornets played the 2010 private school state finalists Norfolk Academy to a 1-1 draw on March 31 and lost to 2010 public school state finalists Frank Cox, 4-0, on April 2.

2010 Emmaus Girls Soccer Banquet

The 2010 Emmaus varsity girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 12. The Hornets won their 8th consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship this season in dramatic fashion, defeating Parkland in penalty kicks.

Hornets Win 8th Straight LVC Title

The Emmaus girls soccer team poses with the 2010 Lehigh Valley Conference championship trophy after winning its eighth straight title on Wednesday night, May 12. The Hornets downed Parkland in penalty kicks (5-3) at Bethelehm Area School District's Frank Banko Field. The two teams were tied at one goal apiece through regulation and two overtimes. Emmaus has won every championship in the eight-year old league's history.

2010 United Soccer Schools Coaching Staff

Current and past Emmaus girls soccer standouts Taylor Millheim (Class of 2012), Shannon Doughty (2011), Sarah Clark (2007, currently playing at St. Bonaventure University), Alexa Nisiotis (2010, Bloomsburg), Laura Ettinger (2008, Siena), Molly McGeehin (2008, Pittsburgh), Erin Maurer (2011) and Sarah Oswald (2007, West Chester), comprised the girls coaching staff at the 2010 United Soccer Schools camp hosted from July 5 through July 9 at Emmaus High School by head girls soccer coach Rob Rooney and head boys soccer coach John Cari. This year's camp drew more than 160 players.

Three Hornets Named All-LVC

Three Emmaus players were honored prior to the LVC championship game for their selection to the 2010 All-Conference team. From left: Senior forward Ali Brosky was chosen for the third time; senior defender Kaity Dychala was a second-time pick; and sophomore midfielder Taylor Millheim was a second-time selection. Congratulations to all three girls for their standout seasons.

2010 Emmaus Girls Soccer Varsity Team

2009 District XI Class AAA Champions

The Emmaus girls soccer team poses with the 2009 District XI Class AAA championship trophy after a 2-1 win over Easton on May 21 at the Zephyr Sports Complex on the campus of Whitehall High School. It is the fourth district title in the last five years for the Hornets and their eighth title overall.

2009 Lehigh Valley Conference Champions



The Emmaus girls soccer team poses with the Lehigh Valley Conference championship trophy following its 2-0 win over Parkland on Thursday night at Whitehall High School. Junior Kaity Dychala and senior Meghan Gilley scored just 41 seconds apart in the first half to lead the Hornets to their seventh consecutive conference title. Emmaus has won all seven girls soccer championships since the league was founded.

Emmaus Standouts Teach Next Generation

Current and past Emmaus girls soccer standouts Sarah Oswald (Emmaus Class of 2007, currently playing at West Chester University), Jordan Egge (2010), Sarah Clark (2007, St. Bonaventure), Laura Ettinger (2008, Siena), Meghan Gilley (2009, Stony Brook) and Molly McGeehin (2008, Pittsburgh) comprised the girls staff of counselors at the 2009 United Soccer Schools camp hosted from July 6 through July 10 at Emmaus High School by head girls soccer coach Rob Rooney and head boys soccer coach John Cari. This year's camp drew more than 130 players.


2009 Emmaus Girls Soccer Banquet

The 2009 Emmaus varsity girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 6. The Hornets were Lehigh Valley Conference champions, District XI Class AAA champions and PIAA Class AAA Semifinalists.

The 2009 Emmaus JV girls soccer team poses at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 6.


Four Hornets Named All-LVC



Four Emmaus players were honored prior to the LVC championship game for their selection to the 2009 All-Conference team. From left: Junior forward Ali Brosky was chosen for the second time; freshman midfielder Taylor Millheim was a first-time selection; senior midfielder Meghan Gilley is a three-time all conference player and a two-time all-state player; junior defender Kaity Dychala was also a first-time pick. Congratulations to all four girls for their standout seasons.


Hornets Visit Virginia Beach

The Emmaus varsity team played two games in Virginia Beach during a team trip there from April 1 through April 4. On April 2 the Hornets played to a 2-2 draw with the Frank Cox Falcons and followed up on April 4 with a 1-1 draw against the Kempsville Chiefs. On its last trip to the area, in March of 2007, Emmaus played to a 2-0 win over Frank Cox and a 4-1 loss to the Floyd Kellam Knights.


2009 Varsity Team


Gilley Named Regional All-American

Emmaus senior captain Meghan Gilley has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's East Regional High School All-America team for her play during the spring of 2008. Meghan scored 28 goals and added 8 assists in leading the Hornets to a 20-5-0 overall record, a sixth-consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship, and a runner-up spot in the District XI tournament. She plays club soccer for the Vincent United Fury and will attend Stony Brook University, an NCAA Division I school, on a soccer scholarship.

Meghan is the sixth Emmaus player to earn Regional All-American status, joining Hornet greats Shannon Nagle (1997), Carrie Phillips (1998), Jen Dervarics (2005), Sarah Oswald (2006 & 2007) and Bernie DaCosta (2006). Only players who earn all-state status are eligible for All-American consideration and Meghan was the top vote getter in last year's LVC all-state voting.


2009 Junior Varsity Team


2008 Girls Soccer Banquet


2008 Lehigh Valley Conference Champions

The Emmaus girl's soccer team celebrates the 2008 Lehigh Valley Conference Championship followings its stunning comeback victory over Nazareth on May 8, 2008 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown. Trailing 3-0 with five minutes remaining in the first half, the Hornets stormed back, getting a late first-half goal, two in the second half and a game-winning penalty kick from Meghan Gilley just 2:26 into the first overtime. The Hornets have won six consecutive LVC titles and 17 championships in the past 19 years.

The freshman members of the 2008 varsity soccer team (Amanda Klegarth, Steph Basile, Shannon Doughty, Kelsey Hochleitner and Erica White) celebrate their first LVC championship. Hochleitner, who started every game for the Hornets during the regular season, had two critical assists in the Hornets' come-from-behind victory over Nazareth.


Emmaus Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Emmaus girl's soccer senior captains Sierra Griffiths, Laura Ettinger and Megan Dychala recently signed National Letters of Intent to continue their college soccer careers at Fairleigh Dickinson University (NCAA D1), Siena College (NCAA D1) and West Chester University (NCAA D2), respectively.


2007 Lehigh Valley Conference Champions

The Emmaus girl's soccer team celebrates the 2007 Lehigh Valley Conference Championship followings its 5-0 win over Nazareth on May 10. The Hornets have won five consecutive league titles and 16 in the past 18 years.


2007 Freshmen

The freshman members of the 2007 varsity soccer team (Alex Brosky, Kaity Dychala, Jordan Egge, Rachel Watson, Jess Vaeth and Jessi Wall) celebrate their first LVC championship. Brosky, one of the top-scoring freshman in the area, had a goal in the 5-0 win over Nazareth.


Oswald Sets All-Time Mark



Senior captain Sarah Oswald scored three goals on Saturday, April 21, to pass 1997 graduate Shannon Nagle as the all-time leading scorer in Emmaus soccer history. Oswald's three goals gave her 115 for her career. Nagle scored 114 in her legendary career - the last being the game winner in overtime of the 1997 PIAA championship game. Oswald is a two-time All-LVC player, two-time Morning Call All-Area player, a 2006 Pennsylvania All-State selection and a 2006 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Regional All-American.


The 2007 Emmaus Varsity Girl's Soccer Team poses during some down time in Virginia Beach on March 30. The Hornets were in town to play Frank Cox High School and Floyd Kellam High School — two of the top teams in Virginia. They beat Cox, 2-0, but fell to Kellam, 4-1.


National Signing Day

Emmaus senior captains Sarah Clark, Sarah Oswald and Kailey Watson sign National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers this coming fall. Clark will attend Division I St. Bonaventure University in New York while both Oswald and Watson will play for Division II national powerhouse West Chester University. All three have been four year contributors for the Lady Hornets.


Being silly on the beach in Virginia.




The 2007 Emmaus girl's soccer seniors post with the coaching staff in Virginia Beach. Front row (from left to right) : Lisa Conserve, assistant coach Eric Holben, Angie Lucik, Cait Cygan, head coach Rob Rooney, Sarah Clark and Kailey Watson. Back row: Sarah Oswald, Nicki Hunsicker, April Plasha, assistant coach Peter Car, goalkeeping coach Kyle Grim.




The Roman god of the sea, Neptune, prepares to drop a giant Loggerhead turtle onto all 22 members of the 2007 Emmaus girl's soccer team during their trip to Virginia Beach in late March, 2007. The statue of Neptune is the creation of Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale and stands 26 feet high, weighing in at over 15,000 pounds.


The 2007 Emmaus Varsity Soccer Team (from left to right): Standing—Laura Ettinger, Sarah Clark, Kailey Watson, Jordan Egge, Megan Dychala, Angie Lucik, Nicki Hunsicker. Kneeling—Meghan Gilley, Michelle O'Malley, Jess Vaeth, Lisa Conserve, Rachel Watson, Alex Brosky, Kaity Dychala, Molly McGeehin. Sitting—Jessi Wall, Sierra Griffiths, Julie Dervarics, Ally Riche, Caitlin Cygan. Laying: April Plasha and Sarah Oswald.


The 2006 Emmaus Varsity Soccer Team (from left to right): Standing—Marisa Crane, Sarah Clark, Meghan Gilley, Nicki Hunsicker, Laura Ettinger, Kailey Watson, Molly McGeehin. Kneeling—Bernie DaCosta, Amanda Basile, Christie Wetzel, Ally Riche, Tara Jennings, Sierra Griffiths. Sitting—Lisa Conserve, Angie Lucik, Rachel Jennings, Jessica Bender, Megan Dychala, Caitlin Cygan. Laying: Sarah Oswald and April Plasha.



2006 PIAA District XI Champions