THE SKINNY Nidiffer was chosen to guide West's girls after winning a state championship last year at Claremore, Okla., and said the transition to starting a new program has been amazing.
"It's a rare opportunity to start a brand new program, a new school," he said. "We started out kind of rough with girls from all over the place but we've been able to practice in offseason since August, and it's starting to come together."
Nidiffer said … Continue Reading ››
TOP NEWCOMERS MF Jessica Alvarado (So.), Samantha Shaddox (Fr.)
THE SKINNY Shuffling and rearranging. Finding different roles and understanding player strengths. Heading into a new season, Beeler is throwing in some changes, hoping the Lady Red'Dogs will respond to certain tweaks. Rosacela Razo, Springdale's leading goal-scorer last season, is now at centerback. Razo, Navarro, Paez and Downum – who scored the game-winner at Greenwood earlier this season – are the leaders for Springdale, who won only one game at home last season versus … Continue Reading ››
TOP NEWCOMERS Faith Snow, Kearstin Whitfield, Arlene Delgado
THE SKINNY Campagnola understands his girls can make a considerable run this season. His group is young and talented, but learning how to play together will be the key. In his first season coaching the Har-Ber girls program, Campagnola is learning about his players and vice versa, and is excited to get started. Keeping their feet on the ground and taking things one day and one match at a time is the goal. Playing each game with "the same fighting spirit" … Continue Reading ››
THE SKINNY: Aaron Crouch, who in his first year at Rogers and first season as a head coach, inherits a team that returns five starters. He's hopeful a strong off-season program in the fall will help prevent some injuries that plagued the Lady Mounties a year ago. Crouch said his seniors have been … Continue Reading ››
LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Wolverines' inaugural season.
KEY PLAYERS F Tyler Guentz (Jr.), D Ethan Stockdale (Soph.), MF George Shultz (Jr.), GK Joel Garcia (Jr.).
TOP NEWCOMERS MF Tom Shultz (Fr.), M Brayden Douthit (Soph.), MF/F Blake McDoulett (Soph.).
THE SKINNY Marshall, a former head coach at Springdale Har-Ber, returns to the ranks after spending last year as an assistant for Bentonville's girls team. He inherits four players that did see playing time at Bentonville last year in Guentz, Stockdale, Shultz and Garcia. The Wolverines are already off to a good start with a 3-0 victory over Green Forest … Continue Reading ››
COACH Michael Devaney (13th season at Bentonville; 130-74-17 overall)
LAST YEAR’S RECORD 16-5-1 overall, 9-5 7A-West (third in conference; won state title)
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this … Continue Reading ››