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Sports Spotlight: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer

This issue’s Sports Spotlight is on Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer. Boys Soccer Coach Jake Stengel ’05 nominated senior midfielder Lazlo Langness for his creative playmaking and junior midfielder Cris Martinez for his contribution to the team’s culture. Girls Soccer Coach Trevor Black nominated junior midfielders Brooklyn Stemle, Madaleine “Leinie” Reed, and Regan Hinton, a trio that has played together most of their lives and developed into strong leaders on the team.

Read on for a Q&A with these players:

Lazlo Langness, senior, midfield, fourth season; House of Courage, CYO Basketball for Sacred Heart Parish

Coach Stengel says: “Lazlo is the most creative player on our team. He sees passes and space in a way that makes our team dynamic both in possession and in the offensive end scoring goals.”

Question: How did you get started playing soccer?
Lazlo Langness: I started playing soccer 11 years ago because it was very fun to me at a young age, and I became good at it quickly. I started playing soccer at Providence because I knew many people on the team and wanted to be a part of the Providence soccer program.

Q: Coach Stengel said you are a creative player that can see plays and where they will open up. How did you develop this skill?
LL: I have been playing soccer for many years with some of my teammates, and I just know some of my teammates very well and know what they are going to do, which makes it easier for me. But I also always check my surroundings to know what is going on around me.

Q: What do you enjoy about Boys Soccer?
LL: What I enjoy most about Providence soccer is the memories I make out there with my friends and all my teammates that I can call family.

Q: What are you looking forward to as you wrap up the regular season and start the postseason?
LL: What I am looking forward to the most about the postseason is the competition at practices that everyone will compete at and the long bus rides to the games.

Q: What is your favorite subject?
LL: History is my favorite subject because I like learning things about the past, and I like to know my nation’s background and how it came to be.

Q: What is a fun tradition the Boys Soccer team does that you look forward to continuing?
LL: I am looking forward to continuing to blow the conch shell before the first postseason game for Providence.

Cris Martinez, junior, midfielder, third season; House of Loyalty, Track

Coach Stengel says: “Cris has become an integral part of our varsity team over the last 15 months. He has improved his technical ability, his speed, and he is a positive contributor to our team culture.”

Question: How did you get started playing soccer?
Cris Martinez: Ever since I was little, my dad would kick the ball around with me and my brother. Soccer was a big part of our lives. After watching my brother Emanuel play for Providence I was excited to join the team and play alongside him.

Q: Coach Stengel commented on how you significantly developed your technical skills over the last year and a half. Why was it important to you to put in the time to do this?
CM: I was motivated to work harder and improve my skills because I wanted to contribute more to the team and help win another State Championship

Q: What do you enjoy about PHS Boys Soccer?
CM: I enjoy spending time with everyone on the team.

Q: What do you enjoy about playing soccer  in general?\
CM: I like the competitiveness of the sport and enjoy playing as a team.

Q: What are you looking forward to as you wrap up the regular season and start the postseason?
CM: I am looking forward to winning all our games and contributing to winning another State Championship.

Q: What is a fun tradition the Boys Soccer team does that you look forward to continuing?
CM: I always look forward to huddling up on the field right before the games start.

Girls Soccer Spotlight: Coach Trevor Black couldn’t narrow it down to only two players because his trio of midfielders has a lifelong bond from playing together. He says:

“These young ladies have been playing soccer together almost all their lives and have been natural leaders this entire season by setting the example. Their strength and bond in the middle is what has helped earn Providence Girls Soccer respect across the state, all the way up to 3A. They all three have so much faith in one another and Providence that they have gone above and beyond to help develop the younger players for the future while laying a firm foundation to set this program back up for success, moving forward. They know the potential this team has to do something very special, and they challenge their teammates every day to bring the best out of one another. They genuinely are sisters and three of the kindest and most talented young ladies that I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”

Regan Hinton, junior, midfielder, third season; House of Spirit junior leader, Student Ambassador, Drawing Club, Green Dot Club

Question: How did you get started playing soccer?
Regan Hinton: I started playing soccer in fifth grade because I knew a few people who played club, so I decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed it and have been playing ever since, which is also why I decided to play at PHS.

Q: Coach Black mentioned that you have played together for years and form a strong midfield. Even more, you all three work with the younger players to help them be the best they can be. Why is this important to you?
RH: It is important to me to help the younger players feel comfortable and able to make mistakes because I remember how nervous I was as a freshman to mess up in front of the upperclassman, and I want them to understand that making mistakes means you’re improving. They’re all very talented, but sometimes when they get frustrated it helps to receive encouragement from the older players on the team.

Q: What do you enjoy about PHS Girls Soccer?   
RH: I enjoy being a part of the team because it’s such a fun environment, but when it comes down to it, we are able to focus and get things done.

Q: What are you looking forward to as you wrap up the regular season and start the postseason?
RH: I hope that our team can make a good run during the postseason. Even though we might see some good teams, I believe we will compete well against them.

Q: What do you enjoy about playing soccer?
RH: I enjoy playing soccer because there’s always something more to learn and practice, and for me, I always feel like it’s something fun to do.

Q: What is a fun tradition the Girls Soccer team does that you looked forward to continuing?
RH: My favorite Girls Soccer tradition is the soccer sleepover that we do every year before our season starts. Pretty much, the whole team brings food, and we listen to music and play games outside. It is so fun because you get to bond with your team, and I look forward to it every year.

Madaleine Reed, junior, midfielder, third season; House of Truth junior house leader, Student Ambassador, Drawing Club

Question: How did you get started playing soccer?
Madaleine Reed: I started playing soccer when my mother signed me up at the local YMCA, where I played with Brooklyn on my team. I continued playing soccer at JPII, Future Blue, and a Louisville club soccer team with my friends. I wanted to continue playing with my friends because we have such a great bond together that it carries onto the field.

Q: Coach Black mentioned that you have played together for years and form a strong midfield. Even more, you all three work with the younger players to help them be the best they can be. Why is this important to you?
MR: I have been playing with Brooklyn and Regan through school and club soccer, and we play well together because of how long we’ve known each other. We all have strengths but together we can achieve everything. We all are leaders and want to help others on the field and in school to be the best. PHS allows us to give back and help carry on traditions. It’s important to me to always try and be my best and to help others be their best.

Q: What do you enjoy about playing soccer?
MR: I enjoy playing an amazing sport with my friends and meeting new people.

Q: What are you looking forward to as you wrap up the regular season and start the postseason?
MR: As our postseason starts, I’m looking forward to the excitement of trying to advance all the way to the state finals.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
MR: My favorite school subject is English because I love reading.

Q: What is a fun tradition the Girls Soccer team does that you looked forward to continuing?
MR: A fun tradition the Girls Soccer team does is soccer sisters. A soccer sister is someone who you exchange gifts with and talk to throughout the course of the season. I look forward to continuing this tradition because it brings you closer to some of your teammates.

Brooklyn Stemle, junior, midfielder, third season; House of Justice, Student Ambassador, Green Dot Club, Pinterest Club, Art Club, and Drawing Club. Server at Mass at Holy Family

Question: How did you get started playing soccer?
Brooklyn Stemle: I started playing soccer at the YMCA when I was 3 years old. I was introduced into PHS program by a former coach in fifth grade.

Q: Coach Black mentioned that you have played together for years and form a strong midfield. Even more, you all three work with the younger players to help them be the best they can be. Why is this important to you?
BS: When I was little, I played soccer with Madaleine at the YMCA and did gymnastics with Regan. Since fifth grade, we all have played soccer on the Future Blue team together. It is very important to work with the younger players because I want my team to be successful even after I graduate. I want the younger players to look up to me and learn from me.

Q: What do you enjoy about PHS Girls Soccer?
BS: The program has been very positive and encouraging this year. Also, I love all of the friendships that I have made through this team. My coaches have made this year very enjoyable for me.

Q: What are you looking forward to as you wrap up the regular season and start the postseason?
BS: I am looking forward to playing New Albany and starting the postseason. My team has worked very hard this year, and I believe that we can go far in the postseason.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
BS: My favorite school subject is math because I like the challenges that math has given me, and the teachers that I have had have helped me love math even more.

Q: What is a fun tradition the Girls Soccer team does that you look forward to continuing?
BS: A fun tradition the Girls Soccer team has is Soccer Sisters. Soccer Sisters is a tradition where we are partnered with another teammate and exchange gifts. This is a way to become closer with your teammates and have fun.

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