DICK'S Sporting Goods Congratulates GMC Girls Soccer Standouts

11/11/2020

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!