Geauga Girls Soccer, Volleyball Players Compete in CVC All-Star Games
November 16, 2023 by Alan Kornspan

On Nov. 7 and 8, girls soccer and volleyball players were on hand to represent Geauga County in CVC All-Star games.

On Nov. 7 and 8, girls soccer and volleyball players were on hand to represent Geauga County in CVC All-Star games.

Soccer players included athletes from Berkshire (Madison Durosko, Alyssa Lawson and Mary Lee), Chagrin Falls (Lindsay Burgess, Brix Niethammer and Bella Radomsky), Hawken (Anya Stupica and Gabby Turner), and West Geauga (Katelyn Simmelink, Savannah Swaye and Kaley Wulfert).

Radomsky, who led the Chagrin Falls Tigers this season with eight goals and two assists, even scored a goal during gameplay. She said she enjoyed the experience of being an all-star and had a fun time participating.

“It was fun just to get another fun game in before next year, and I like playing with Brix and Lindsay again,” Radomsky said.

Also leading Chagrin Falls in assists this season was Burgess (six assists).

“I thought it was really exciting,” Burgess said of her selection. “I know this hasn’t been going on for the past few years because it got canceled (due to the pandemic). So when I heard that we could all play in it, I was super excited.”

Burgess also discussed the Tigers 2023 season during her post-game interview.

“I honestly think we did a good job against some really hard teams,” Burgess said. “We held our own. It was overall just a really fun season.”

Added Niethammer, “We had a lot of adversity in the beginning; it was hard to push through that. But I think at the end, when playing Rocky River and Bay, we proved ourselves and showed that we can play to that level, which was really good.”

Berkshire’s all-stars also really enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the all-star game.

“You definitely get a different perspective when you’re playing with people you usually play against,” Durosko said. “So it was really cool to play with some of the girls that we played against all four years of high school.”

Lawson, who led Berkshire with 21 assists on the season, also talked about being selected to participate as an all-star.

“It’s definitely a huge honor, and I know we all were really excited, and I’m just glad we got to participate,” she said.

The Badgers surprised many people with the success they were able to achieve this season, Durosko said.
“We came in with the odds against us,” Durosko said. “We lost our whole back line (from) last year. So we really came into the season with really high energy, and positive energy, and we worked hard in off season and it really paid off.

“We won CVC again and made it further in post season than we did last year. We had a really successful season.”

Added Lawson, “We achieved a lot more than what we thought (we would), especially with such a new team.”

Girls volleyball athletes also competed in CVC Girls All-Star play Nov. 6 at West Geauga High School.

Representing Geauga County there were athletes from Berkshire (Maddie Smetana, Haley Stoddard and Sammi Winter), Cardinal (Ali Puruczky and Maddie Ehrhardt), Chagrin Falls (Clara Ives and Isabel Nerpouni), Hawken (Emily Monachino, Chidimma Obi and Sancia Williams) and West Geauga (Kayla Herbst, Mallory Lear and Shaylynn Rogaski).

With the conclusion of fall sports except for Chardon football, Geauga’s County’s winter high school sports season kicks off Nov. 17 and 18 with ice hockey.