Congrats to Brookfield Central softball coach Dawn Mooneylazu and Brookfield East girls soccer coach Matt Schroeder.
Mooneylazu has rebuilt a struggling Lancer softball program and turned it into the 2010 Greater Metro Conference Champions.
Central catcher Karly Haralson had a great defensive game in a 1-0 win over defending champion Menomonee Falls last Tuesday. Leading 1-0 because of a Falls' error, Haralson picked the lead-off hitter off first base in the sixth inning when 2B Lindsay Wille snuck behind the runner. Wille never had to move her glove. Then in the seventh inning, Haralson threw out the lead-off hitter trying to steal.
Not a big girl, Haralson is one of the best defensive catchers I have seen recently.
Freshman Taylor Held has won all 12 GMC games and 14 overall. With a solid Lancer hitting attack led by shortstop Andrea Schneider, Wille, Jessica Meichtry and Taylor and Britney Held, the Lancers were impressive this year. Outfielders Anna Liewen, Becky Copoulos and Ariel Goodman have also played key roles.
It will be interesting to see how the Lancers come out for their 'meaningless' game against Brookfield East on Tuesday at Central. The Spartans won the first game, 2-1.
The Spartan kickers, ranked No. 1 in the state on Friday, rallied behind Kate Reigle to beat Central, 2-1, in overtime Friday night in an exciting game that the Lancers had in hand until Reigle drilled in a excellent free kick from the right side about 35 yards out to tie the game with four minutes left.
Taylor Swittel, whose dad Tom is the new East football coach, then made a big-time play four minutes into the overtime, digging a ball out of the right corner and drilling a cross pass,which Reigle headed into the net.
The Spartans, who beat DSHA earlier in the week, have a roster filled with talented players, led by Reigle, Alex Piercy, Rebekah Roller, Kathy Luy and Katelyn Kotek to name a few. I apologize, but I could list the entire roster here. Schroeder has talent galore. This could be the Spartans' year to step up.
Be a hit and have a ball.