MUSTANGS ATHLETIC WEEKLY UPDATE

Mustangs Athletic Weekly Update for November 9-November 14

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STRONGSVILLE GIRLS SOCCER- STATE CHAMPIONS

The Strongsville Lady Mustangs made history on Friday night in Columbus. It was the first time in school history that a girls state championship team finished the year undefeated. The Mustangs wrapped up a perfect 20-0-0 season to win their fifth state title and first since 2011 with a 3-1 victory over Olentangy (Lewis Center). The Lady Mustangs goals were scored by Shelby Sallee, Taylor Demmerle and Coley Sidloski.


Below is the recap courtesy of the OHSAA:


Girls Division I


Strongsville bests Lewis Center Olentangy 3-1, wins fifth girls soccer state title

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Strongsville captured its fifth girls soccer state crown after defeating Lewis Center Olentangy 3-1 in the 2020 OHSAA Division I girls soccer state championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Friday, November 13.

The Mustangs (20-0-0) capped off a perfect season to bring home state title number five, second-most in OHSAA girls soccer.


Lewis Center Olentangy (18-3-2) was making its first trip to an OHSAA girls soccer state championship. The Braves were led offensively by sophomore Lexi White, who scored the goal for Olentangy, and senior captain Kylee Beinecke, who recorded the assist.

Strongsville junior Coley Sidloski, senior Shelby Sallee and sophomore Taylor Demmerle each finished with goals for the Mustangs. Sidloski also finished with a pair of assists for Strongsville, while junior Libby Majka also recorded an assist.


Sallee opened the scoring for Strongsville just 6:26 into the contest. After a shot by Sidloski was deflected, Sallee found the back of the net off the rebound to put Strongsville ahead, 1-0.

Olentangy equalized the match 16:25 into the first half, after White scored on a pass from Beinecke to tie the contest at 1-1.


A Strongsville goal from Demmerle on an assist from Sidloski just before half gave the Mustangs a 2-1 lead heading into the break.


Strongsville held a 22-4 shot advantage on the night, and that advantage was illustrated through a third goal with just over 15 minutes to play. A chip pass from Majka found its way to the right foot of Sidloski, who put a well-struck ball into the back of the net for Strongsville’s third goal of the evening, sealing the 3-1 victory and fifth Mustang state title.

State Championship Gear on Sale

The Athletic Boosters in collaboration with the Strongsville High School Athletic Department will be selling 2020 Girls Soccer State Championship gear. Our hope is to have the link to order the gear live by Monday afternoon. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Athletic Boosters or the Athletic Department

WINTER SPORTS REMINDERS

Pay to Participate fees are DUE prior to the first competition (scrimmage or regular season game). Also, if you have any prior year fees, those are to be paid before participation can take place in any sport.


WINTER SPORTS PARENT MEETING


The mandatory winter sports parent meeting will be on Final Forms on Monday. This is a combination of video and Powerpoint. Please make sure you view this so you understand the policies and procedures for the programs. Individual sports will also have their own parent meetings.


ELIGIBILITY


The OHSAA has waived the Eligibility requirements for the 2nd quarter. What does this mean? This means student-athletes who necessarily did NOT meet all the requirements are still eligible to compete in sports through the 1st semester. At the end of the 1st semester/2nd quarter, is when eligibility will start back up. That means at the conclusion of the 2nd quarter, if student athletes want to be eligible to participate in the remaining winter sports season as well as the beginning of the spring sports season, they will have to pass the equivalent of 5 credit courses. The GPA requirements per the district are still in effect, so student athletes will need to have at least a 2.0 GPA or they will be placed on an academic watch program. If you have questions, please contact the Athletic Office.



If you have questions on the registration process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the athletic department.

STRONGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC SCHEDULE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16-NOVEMBER 21

The winter sports season begins on Friday. The Lady Mustangs basketball program will begin play at home against Wooster. This will also be the same night that the athletic boosters will pull the lucky winner of the car raffle. More information on purchasing any last minute car raffle tickets will be displayed below



PRACTICES AND SCRIMMAGES CLOSED TO ALL SPECTATORS


Just a reminder that all practices and home scrimmages for all teams are closed to spectators. As we try to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all practices will be closed to parents, friends and community members. When the time is appropriate to open facilities for spectators, we will communicate with all families. Thanks for your understanding


GCC AND SHS SPECTATOR AND TICKETING POLICY- UPDATED FOR WINTER SPORTS


The following document explains the GCC expectations and standards as it relates to conference contests with conference opponents. The document also highlights specifics as they relate to the Strongsville facilities (indoor gymnasiums and other facilities where our teams compete during the winter season)


Click the PDF link below for more information on the Conference and SHS Ticketing Policy. Please keep in mind that this is a working document.



Click on the link below for the latest Strongsville High School Athletic Calendar


https://www.rschoolohio.org/public/genie/1214/school/4099/date/2020-08-08/view/week/


You can also click on the link below to visit the Mustangs Athletic High School website


http://www.strongsvilleathletics.org

REMINDER ABOUT WINTER SPORTS PICTURE DAYS


DAY #4- Weds.- November 18th, 2020

Start time: 3:00PM

Wrestling Room and Gym

Cheerleading- 3:00PM ; Wrestling 3:30PM; Dance 4:00PM Gymnastics- TBA (Coaches will communicate with team members).


This date will also be for make up pictures for anyone who missed their scheduled times

SIGNING DAY

This past Wednesday was a big day for 6 student athletes at Strongsville High School. 6 athletes decided to continue their academic and athletic careers at many different levels and many great schools. See the list of student-athletes below. We will also be releasing a signing day video early next week to recap the signing day. Congratulations to the athletes who are committed to furthering their athletic excellence at the next level.


Name: Reagan Bass

College Attending:

The University of Akron


Sport:

Girls Varsity Basketball


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

2018 District Champ, 4th year varsity letter winner, 3rd year varsity captain, 2nd team All-Ohio, GCC Athletic of the month, all time leading scorer for girls varsity basketball, tied for record of most points in a game with 36, All-Ohio honorable mention and 1st team all GCC


What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

Playing a sport meant representing SHS and my community.


Favorite High School Sports Memory:

Staying late at team dinners and talking with everyone.


Name: Madison Quirino

College Attending:

Cleveland State University


Sport:

Volleyball


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

4 year letterman, 3x Conference championships, 2nd team all district, 3x 1st team all conference.

What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

Playing a sport at SHS was truly an honor. SHS sports represents family and hard-work. I have met so many amazing people throughout these past 4 years and I’m proud to be a Mustang.


Favorite High School Sports Memory:

My favorite high school sports memory was when I got to play a season with my older sister, Ashley, during my freshman year.

Name: Madi Snyder

College Attending:

Cleveland State University


Sport:

Soccer


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

4x letter winner, 4x conference champ, 4x district champ, 3 reginal final appearances, state finalist, 2019 GCC first team, All conference honors


What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

I have watched the Strongsville Lady Mustangs play since I was a little girl, dreaming about one day playing on Foltz 7, making a big play off run, and being a player that little girls could look up to (like many of the previous Lady mustangs were to me). Playing for Strongsville is so much bigger than just me, it’s playing for the past players that created this amazing legacy, and for the future players that will carry it on. It has truly been an honor to play at Strongsville and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.



Favorite High School Sports Memory:

My favorite memories were the bus rides to Boston, Knoxville, and New York City, and the live concert that the team got to be a part of while in Nashville, Tennessee.


Any other information you want us to know?

I just want to wish the best of luck to Shelby, Sarah, and Peyton. We have been playing with each other since we were 7 years old and I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things these girls will do in college!!


Name: Peyton Felton

College Attending:

University of Memphis


Sport:

Soccer


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

I have earned 8 letters at the school along with 2nd team all state, GCC all conference and first team as well.

What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

Playing here at SHS and playing on the field number 7 meant everything to me, as a kid I dreamed of playing there. I got to watch amazing players go through this program on the sideline as my father coached. Then I got the chance of playing here which is so amazing. I really want to thank all the coaches, Nick and JR for always picking me up and helping me out, Coach Church for always pushing me to do more and give everything to the team. Lastly, I would like to thank my family for always being there for me and believing in everything I do.


Favorite High School Sports Memory:

My favorite high school memory were all three of the trips the Soccer team took. From paddling boarding in the freezing water in Boston, to climbing and walking down to see a waterfall in Nashville and finally biking all around New York with my team.

Any other information you want us to know?

I am just so thankful for Madi, Sarah and Shelby. I can’t wait to see how far everyone goes and I know you all will do great things. These past four years with you guys have been amazing and all of the memories that we have made are unforgettable. Love you guys.


Name: Shelby Sallee

College Attending:

Xavier University


Sport:

Soccer


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

4 letter in soccer, 1 letter in basketball, 1 letter in track, broke career goal scoring record and broke goals scored in a season, Conference Player of the Year, 2x first team All Conference awards, 2x First Team all Ohio awards, 2x all region recognitions, and 2019 All American award, 2018 4X100 State Finalists for Track, 2018 Track Newcomer of the year.


Team awards: won 4 conference championships, 4 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships, 2018 State Championship finalist


What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

Playing soccer at Strongsville meant the world to me because I grew up wanting to be like the girls that played there whom I admired when I was little. Being able to set a great example to the younger soccer players with my best friends is truly amazing.

Favorite High School Sports Memory:

Traveling to Tennessee my sophomore year and later going to State Finals.


Any other information you want us to know?

I am a member of the National Honors Society.


Name: Jordyn Homoki

College Attending:

Miami of Ohio University


Sport:

Swimming


High School Facts and Championships All Conference honors:

2x All American, Academic All American, 8x All Ohio, Greater Cleveland Conference, MVP 2019-2020, broke 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 back and 100 breast school records.


What did playing a sport at SHS mean to you?

Strongsville Swimming is about working hard while supporting and having fun with your team.


Favorite High School Sports Memory:

Making podium at states in the 100 breast sophomore year.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS EVENTS

Strongsville Athletic Boosters

sponsor 2020 Chevy Trax Car Raffle with Strongsville’s Serpentini Chevrolet


The last day to purchase car raffle tickets will be Tuesday, November 17th. If you are interested in purchasing any last minute tickets, please contact Robin Micko or reach out to the Athletic Department.



YARD SIGNS

The Athletic Boosters are selling yard signs. If you are interested in purchasing, please see the document below

Strongsville City Schools Mustangs Team Shop

Strongsville City Schools- Mustangs Team Shop - Order Online Through 11/22

Get a jump on your holiday shopping from the safety and comfort of your home. Visit the online Mustangs Team Shop at https://mustangs-w20.itemorder.com/sale and shop for the Strongsville fan on your holiday list. Choose from T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and MORE! Many of the items can be personalized with name, number, and favorite sport. Delivery of items before the holidays! HURRY - the Mustangs Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 22!


#WeAreStrongsville


LIVE STREAM LINKS

Mustangs live stream will be made available through BOXCAST on ROKU, Apple TV or Firestick. For sports such as Basketball and Wrestling, those will be live streamed on the SHS Athletics YouTube channel.


Click on the link below for YouTube Live streams (Basketball, Wrestling and OHSAA events. There is a separate link to view Hockey games live which is provided by OBM. That link will be shared out when we receive it)