Meet the Team
2013 SMWC Pomeroy Soccer
Denae Sallis and Liz DeMoss return for their final year in the Pomeroy defense. Both players have been core defenders over the past three seasons. Sallis has primarily played the role of a central defender during her SMWC career. The Tacoma, Wash. native started in every game last season. She has been solid over the past three seasons and this year should prove no different as a key defender in the back line.
DeMoss will continue her role as an outside defender this season. She made ten starts for the Pomeroys last season and looks to provide excellent defensive efforts as a contributor in keeping the ball out of the Pomeroy net.
Julie Debish has been one of the best technical players on the SMWC roster over the past three seasons. As a very hard working player, Debish will look to be a vital part of the Pomeroy central midfield. She started in every game last season as a central midfielder and should make a serious impact in controlling possession and tempo of the game.
Samantha Morrison returns for her final season and has been one of the most versatile players on the team. She has played in almost every position on the field and is another very strong technical and tactical player. She led the team in assists (7) last season and was third in total points (13). Similar to this past season, Morrison will be a key contributor to the Pomeroy offense. If she continues to stay healthy, she will undoubtedly have one of her best seasons in a Pomeroy uniform.
Hannah Whittington will be the lone junior on this year’s roster. Expect her to see time at the striker position this season. Whittington appeared in ten matches last year and will continue to see much of the field for the Pomeroys. As the team’s most improved player from a year ago, look for her to be an asset in the attacking third of the field.
Both Alejandra Tellez and Sarah Robinson will continue to see ample time at the outside midfield position this season. Both Tellez and Robinson have shown signs of significant improvement from a year ago during the current preseason. Tellez started in eight games last year as a freshman and will be a key asset this season. Robinson made six starts last year and will also be a key contributor at the outside flank position.
Kylee White will look continue where she left off from a year ago as she had the team’s second best goal (6), assist (5), and point (17) total. The Camby, Ind. native played both the outside midfield and striker position last season and will see time in both positions this season. White’s ability to make strong tactical decisions with the ball and her ability to drive balls into the penalty box will provide the Pomeroy offense with many opportunities in front of goal.
Amanda Loebker led the team last year in scoring (9) and in points (18). She scored a hat-trick on two separate occasions in 2012. With new and improved talent around her, the Terre Haute product should be very dangerous in front of goal this season and will look to lead the team in goals once again.
With a year of collegiate experience, expect to see Dulce Chavez, Katy Kniola, and Whitney Teeters showcase their improved abilities in the defense this season. As freshman, each one of them was expected to play pivotal minutes in the back line. This year will prove to be no different.
Chavez started in every game last season and was one of the Pomeroy’s best defenders. Her speed, tenacity, and ability to win through balls in the back will be a key asset in keeping the ball away from the Pomeroy net.
Kniola made ten starts last season playing the central defending role. The Michigan City, Ind. native will look to build upon her experience and continue to be a strong asset in the back. If she stays healthy, her physical and tactical ability will be very beneficial to the team.
Teeters will also prove to be a strong choice at the outside back position this season. She appeared in every match last year and it shouldn’t be a surprise if that happens again. Teeters has shown excellent form in preseason thus far and will look to carry that momentum into the regular season.
Expect to see six new faces on the field this year for the Pomeroys. Jordan Bray, Joy Jakaitis, Cami Navarra, Morgan Samuelson, Georgie Macy, and Trista Littleton will each play important roles in one of the best Pomeroy teams to ever take the field.
Jordan Bray was the team’s Most Valuable Player at Terre Haute North High School as a senior last season. She was named to the All-MIC Conference team and played club soccer with the Terre Haute Flyers and Center Grove Soccer Club. In preseason play, she has shown signs of brilliance with and without the ball and will be a very strong candidate to play in a midfield or attacking role this season.
Joy Jakaitis was an important defensive player for Terre Haute North High School. During her high school career, Jakaitis posted ten goals and eight assists for the Patriots. She earned a series of awards, most notably the team’s Most Versatile Player accolade. Expect Jakaitis to be another strong component in the Pomeroy defense this season.
Cami Navarra was a key offensive and defensive player at Warren Central High School. Navarra led her team with goals her freshman season before playing a more defensive role for the remainder of her high school career. The Indianapolis, Ind. native was named to the All-County and All-MIC Conference team during her sophomore and senior years. Navarra has shown signs of strong technical ability, including the ability to play quickly and should be another strong candidate to play as an outside defender or midfielder.
Morgan Samuelson joins the Pomeroy soccer team after transferring from the University of Indianapolis. She was a 2012 graduate of South Vermillion High School. She led the Wildcats in scoring during her junior and senior years. She was also named to the All-Western Indiana Conference both years. Morgan’s athleticism and skill with the ball will make her dangerous when she is on the field this season.
Georgie Macy will be the lone goalkeeper for the Pomeroys during the 2013 campaign. The Spencer, Ind. native played four years at Owen Valley High School. She was an All-Western Indiana Conference selection and was her team’s Most Valuable Player. During preseason play, she has already made some unbelievable saves, using her quickness and agility to do so. Expect her to do great things in goal this year.
Trista Littleton rounds out the incoming freshman class. She comes to SMWC from Culver, Ind. where she attended Culver Community High School. As a senior, she was awarded the Mental Attitude Award as a player for the Cavaliers. Littleton’s work ethic and positive attitude has been evident during preseason and should have a great year with the Pomeroys.
The SMWC soccer team hopes to make the 2013 season an exciting one for all Pomeroy faithful! Come out and support “Team Awesome” and show your Pomeroy Pride!