SOCCER: Varsity Girls

MPS 2018-19 Varsity Girls Soccer Team
Winning championships has become a fall tradition at Mercyhurst Prep when it comes to Laker soccer. Both boys and girls teams are led by experienced coaches and faculty, Doug Bakka and Jamie Borowicz, who create a challenging but fun environment. The girls won the District 10 Championship in 2017 and the PIAA State Championship in 2010 & 2017 and in 2016 were the PIAA State runners-up. The girls were also named TEAM OF THE YEAR in 2017 by the Erie Times-News. Sydney Johnston was named the D-10 Player of the Year in girls soccer in 2017 and Head Coach Jamie Borowicz was named the PSCA AA GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR in 2017 and UNITED SOCCER COACHES REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR for high school girls in 2017. MPS is the place where you can kick in at the highest level.
“Reflecting on my life I think there were many individuals along the way that had a big impact on where I am today and what I have been able to accomplish. . . During high school I always felt that person was Jamie Borowicz, my soccer coach and teacher, who couldn’t have been a better role model for me. At the time I would not have been smart enough to tell you that his commitment to physical fitness was intimately related to artistic ability and intellect, but now I see how important it was to have that example so early on in life. I diffuse quite a bit of stress onto the pavement in the morning, and that in turn allows me to function in a more efficient and creative way at work, and at home, each day. Last year I ran the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton and was able to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon.”
Melissa Anne Obmann, DO, FACS, MPS ‘91
Associate, Dept of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Clinical Instructor, Dept of Surgery, Div. of Vascular Surgery Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Schedule & Results

Date Time Opponent Venue Results
Aug. 31
8:00 p.m. @ South Park High School South Park High School Won
Sep. 01
6:00 p.m. @ Peters Township High School South Park High School Lost
1-2 OT
Sep. 04
6:00 p.m. Titusville High School Vet Stadium Won
Sep. 06
5:00 p.m. @ Conneaut PA High School Conneaut High School Won
Sep. 08
12:30 p.m. @ Hickory High School Hickory High School Lost
Sep. 12
7:30 p.m. @ Harborcreek High School Harborcreek High School Won
Sep. 14
4:30 p.m. @ Nichols School Nichols School Lost
Sep. 18
6:30 p.m. Fairview High School Vet Stadium Won
Sep. 20
5:00 p.m. @ General McLane High School General McLane  
Sep. 24
6:30 p.m. Villa Maria Academy (Erie PA) Vet Stadium  
Sep. 26
4:00 p.m. @ Girard High School Girard High School  
Sep. 27
5:00 p.m. Erie High School Vet Stadium  
Sep. 29
3:00 p.m. @ Lake Catholic High School Lake Catholic High School  
Oct. 02
6:30 p.m. Harborcreek High School Vet Stadium  
Oct. 04
6:00 p.m. @ Fairview High School Fairview High School  
Oct. 08
6:00 p.m. General McLane High School Vet Stadium  
Oct. 10
7:30 p.m. @ Villa Maria Academy (Erie PA) PVEC  
Oct. 16
6:30 p.m. Girard High School Vet Stadium  

Varsity Roster

# Name Grade Position
0 Sydney Benes SR G
12 Sam Baldwin JR M
22 Taylor Friello FR D
2 Angela VanDamia SR M
4 Claire Johnson SR M
5 Lauren Stroupe SR D
7 Yeshim Onipede SR M
9 Megan Chimera SR F
10 Kaitlyn Kneidinger SR F
16 Lauren Fletcher SR D
17 Sierra Donn SR D
20 Rylee Shumacher SR D
8 Kara Dwyer JR F
14 Jill Ball JR D
21 Ashley Michaels JR M
3 Kiara Petrungaro SO M
6 Lauryne Davis SO M
18 Abbey Forehand SO D
15 Amber Torrance SO D
26 Ashley VanDamia SO G
13 Rebecka Habursky FR M
1 Erin Matlock FR M
19 Lindsey Bunce SO M
11 Sam Ferrick FR F
23 Luca Spracklen FR M


Dr. Jamie BorowiczHead Coach
Mr. Aaron JonesAsst. Coach