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The competition during the regular season between GMC league members ranks amongst the very best in all of Ohio.  From the perspective of fall to spring in both boys and girls sports, the GMC rates as one of the very finest co-ed conferences in the entire mid-west. Once the conference seasons have been completed, our Greater Miami Conference squads and athletes enjoy high levels of success on the OHSAA tournament stage. 

To underscore these successes by sport, Greater Miami Conference fall achievements are as follows:

Boys Cross Country: OHSAA State Champions - Lakota West also Regional Runner-up and SW District Champs, Mason District Runner-up and 10th place in OHSAA state meet 

Girls Cross Country:  Mason 4th place in OHSAA state meet and SW District Runner-up. Lakota East 9th place in OHSAA state meet and Regional runner-up.  Oak Hills SW District Runner-up. 

Football: Lakota West (Elite 8) Regional Runner-up and Colerain (Sweet 16) Regional Semi-finalist 

Girls Soccer:  Lakota West Regional Finalist (Elite 8) and SW District Champs and Mason Regional Semi-finalist (Sweet 16) and SW District Champs. 

Boys Soccer: Oak Hills, Mason and Sycamore SW District Champions and Regional Semi-finalists Mason and Sycamore (Sweet 16)

Girls Tennis: Mason OTCA State Team Champions and Shyla Aggarwal (Mason) state runner-up in 1st singles.

Boys Golf:  Mason SW District Runner-up with both Mason and Lakota East OHSAA State qualifiers.  Mason finished 5th in OHSAA state tournament and Lakota East finished 7th.

Girls Golf:  Mason SW District runner-up with Mason and Sycamore qualifying for the OHSAA state tournament. Mason was the OHSAA state tournament runner-up with Sycamore finishing in 8th place.

All things considered and under unusual circumstances Greater Miami Conference teams acquitted themselves extremely well on a state-wide level. Congratulations to all conference athletes and coaches for an job extremely well done!  GMC proud!

In addition to the Greater Miami Conference being loaded with many talented athletes, the league also boasts some of the very best coaches in the mid-west. We are most appreciative of the hard work and dedication of all the GMC coaches but would like to specifically recognize the GMC "Coaches of the Year" in each sport.

Football:  Tom Bolden (Lakota West)

Volleyball:  Tiann Myer (Mason), Tracey Kornau (Lakota West), and Lindsey Dinkelacker (Colerain)

Boys Soccer:  Bill Schroer (Oak Hills)

Girls Soccer:  Andy Schur (Mason) and Sydney Lapham (Princeton)

Boys Cross Country:  Sean Hart (Lakota West)

Girls Cross Country:  Shellie Hageman (Oak Hills)

Boys Golf:  Tim Lambert (Mason)

Girls Golf:  Chad Layton (Mason)

Girls Tennis:  Jeremy Miller (Oak Hills)

GMC proud of this group of outstanding leaders of young people. 

The Greater Miami Conference is one of the most prestigious conferences in all of Ohio. One of the key ingredients to our success as a league are the outstanding student-athletes who provide the leadership in each sport.  As we look back on a memorable GMC fall sporting season, below is a composite list of the "best of he best", either by performance placement or by coaches' vote. Congratulations to all on an outstanding season!

Football:  Offensive Player of the Year - Keyshawn Stephens (Hamilton)

                Defensive Player of the Year - Dontay Corleone (Colerain)

Volleyball:  Co-Players of the Year - Sydney Hildebran (West) and Marilyn Popplewell (Mason)

Boys Soccer:  Player of the Year - Jacob Beauchot (Mason)

Girls Soccer: Player of the Year - Kailyn Dudukovich (Lakota West)

Boys Cross Country:  Runner of the Year - Zach Beneteau (Lakota West)

Girls Cross Country:  Runner of the Year - Carly Spletzer (Lakota East)

Boys Golf:  Player of the Year - AJ Wilhelm (Mason)

Girls Golf:  Player of the Year - Catherine Zhang (Mason)

Girls Tennis:  Player of the Year - Shyla Aggarwal (Mason)

GMC proud of everyone!

 

With numerous teams state ranked each season, as well as multiple teams capable of winning the OHSAA title each season,  girls soccer in the Greater Miami Conference is easily on a competitive par with the very best programs in the state.  Needless to say, GMC girls teams are amongst the most highly respected programs in all of Ohio. Conference rosters are loaded with talented young women who are extremely skilled at their sport.  Each season the Greater Miami Conference coaches select the "best of the best" to be recognized as the conference "Player of the Year".

For the 2020 season, the GMC coaches have selected Lakota West senior, Kailyn Dudukovich, for that coveted honor. With a long list of honors and accolades, Kailyn has been one of the key field pieces in the Lakota West soccer success story. Winning a state title in 2019, and being named the Gatorade "Player of the Year" for Ohio, Kailyn Dudukovich provided the leadership for the Firebirds over the past two years. She has a two-time GMC "Player of the Year", has led the conference in goals for the past two years ( 50 goals in 2019 and 46 goals in 2020) and led the conference in total points for the past two years (109 points in 2019 and 99 points in 2020). This Ohio State University commit will most certainly make the GMC proud as she takes her talents to Columbus next year.

Kailyn Dudukovich - "Player of the Year" - Lakota West

(Photo compliments of West SID Darren Walters)

GMC coaches, after a grueling season of head-to-head conference battles, pause to honor their own by selecting a coach or in this case "Coaches of the Year". Based upon achievement and program progress, in vote of their peers, coach(es) are recognized for a job well done. The 2020 GMC Girls Soccer season saw two individuals being honored as "GMC Co-Coaches of the Year".

Andy Schur of the Mason Comets led his squad to an undefeated 8-0-1 record for their 7th GMC title since 2008. Without question a program of excellence that has stood the test of time.  For Head Coach Andy Schur, this is sixth time he has been selected by his coaching peers for this recognition.

Andy Schur - GMC "Co-Coach of the Year" - Mason Comets

(Photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

Sydney Lapham of the Princeton Vikings was recognized by her peers for her hard work and leadership in laying the foundation for a resurgent Viking girls soccer program. Underscoring the old adage that is it not necessarily how you start, but how you finish, the Vikings finished the second half of the season on a roll taking down an excellent Sycamore Aviator squad 2-1 and a very solid Colerain squad 3-1. An eighth place GMC finish is truly deceiving because the competitive level of this squad moved light years under her direction.

Sydney Lapham - GMC "Co-Coach of the Year" - Princeton Vikings

(Photo compliments of Princeton Athletic Department)

Congratulations to all GMC soccer players and coaches on a job well done!

GMC Boys Soccer in 2020 was extremely competitive with conference squads being amongst the very best in Ohio. League schools not only battled each other throughout the regular season, but also made a tremendous impact in post-season tournament play. With so many outstanding players competing in the Greater Miami Conference, GMC head coaches selected Jacob Beauchot from Mason as the boys soccer "Athlete of the Year". Jacob was the 2020 GMC offensive leader with 48 total points, 2nd in goals scored with 15, as well as the GMC leader in assists with 18 total.  Jacob's unselfish leadership was critical in the Mason "success story" as they finished the GMC regular season undefeated 9-0 and ended with a final overall record of 16-1-1. Congratulations to Jacob Beauchot on a great senior season and a job well done!

Jacob Beauchot - GMC "Player of the Year" - Mason Comets

(Photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

In a vote of his GMC head coaching peers, Bill Schroer of the Oak Hills Highlanders was selected as the GMC "Coach of the Year". In a very demanding conference, Coach Schroer led his squad to a strong 6-1-2 conference record and a very respectable third place finish. Considering that the Highlanders had finished in 8th place in 2019, this dramatic turnaround was especially noteworthy. When the dust settled on the 2020 season, the men of Oak Hills has earned themselves an outstanding 10-5-4 overall record. Well prepared by a demanding conference schedule, the Highlanders knocked off both Kings and Anderson in OHSAA tournament play before finally bowing out to St. Xavier. In appreciation of Coach Schroer's hard work and dedication, he was selected as the GMC "COY" for 2020.

Coach Bill Schroer - GMC "Coach of the Year" - Oak Hills

(Photo compliments of the Oak Hills Athletic Department)

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