SVK Womens II win Bezirksliga Westpfalz League Championship

Story and photos by Ingo Schenk
SV Kottweiler-Schwanden coach

On the last day of league play, the SVK Kottweiler-Schwanden’s Womens II team scored a victory (7-1) against 1 FFC Kaiserslautern and secured the Bezirksliga Westpfalz league championship.
Coach Ingo Schenk’s team, ended the season undefeated with only one tie. Despite their excellent statistics, the team faced their greatest challenge on May 5, when they defeated the championship favorite ASV Winnweiler 2-0. This game was difficult and demanded top play from the SVK ladies, but they rose to the challenge and rightfully assumed the top rung of the league. During the game against ASV and the rest of league play, they demonstrated their technical mastery of the short-pass game and a very sound tactical understanding of women’s soccer. The team’s success is a testament to the players’ efforts and practice during the previous years. This team, which has trained and played together for the last 6 years, consists almost entirely of players born in 2001 and also represent SVK as their U-17 Girls Soccer Team. This group of players won titles in each of the last three years. First the U-14 league championship and then followed last year by winning the U-17 league trophy. Unfortunately, this team is unable to move up a level in league play since SVK’s top-tier women’s team already competes at the Landesliga level.

Goals: Kolb, Deome (3), Hilbert, Davis.

Roster: Morgan Lewis, Helena Balsitis, Marie Schenk, Angelina Castro, Jaelynn Galindo, Anna Abel, Dewi Kolb, Brynne Beauchanne, Lara Schuck, Aurora Davis, Haley Deome, Hatun Karimis, Anna Madaloni, Christine Merrill, Isabell Schmidt, Ida Hahneberger, Grace Pearson, Anna Kassel, Haley Scott, Katrin Böshar Anika Stratmann, Kim Hilbert.


U-17 Girls Soccer win Westpfalz Trophy

The U-17 Girls Soccer Team fielded by SV Kottweiler-Schwanden ended their season June 9 by winning the Westpfalz Trophy with an 8-2 victory over 1 FFC Kaiserslautern. This U-17 team, motivated by their earlier women’s league championship, stepped onto the pitch ready to close their season with authority. The team started the game quickly, with Haley Deome scoring the go ahead goal at the 13 minute mark. The team continued to play brilliantly and their opponents had little response to their fast-paced technical play. Deome added two additional goals in the first half. After the opponents responded with a goal, SVK responded by upping the tempo and ending the first half with a 6:1 lead. After a somewhat slower paced second half, the team won 8-2 and firmly secured their second consecutive Westpfalz Trophy.
SVK’s U-17 girls team consists of both German and American players and is a testament to the years-long cooperative development between SV Kottweiler-Schwanden and Ramstein High School.

Goals: Haley Deome (5),
Aurora Davis (3).

Roster: Morgan Lewis, Helena Balsitis, Marie Schenk, Angelina Castro, Jaelynn Galindo, Anna Abel, Dewi Kolb, Brynne Beauchanne, Lara Schuck, Aurora Davis, Haley Deome, Hatun Karimis, Anna Madaloni, Christine Merrill, Isabell Schmidt, Ida Hahneberger, Grace Pearson, Anna Kassel, Haley Scott, Emily Engel.