Soccer - Varsity Girls
Graham West - Head Coach | EMAIL
Coach West is originally from Toronto, Canada and has resided with his wife and two children in Charlotte, NC since 1993 when he joined staff with the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club sports ministry where he serves as the International Training Director. He has played soccer at various levels for 45 years, including five seasons with the Charlotte Eagles’ pro team and the Fort Wayne Flames professional indoor team. West has been coaching for 30 years at youth, college and pro levels and he continues to train teams and coach locally and internationally in sports ministry. He has been on staff with CDS since 2013 and has enjoyed coaching both boys’ and girls’ JV and Varsity teams.
Mark Steffens - Assistant Coach
LIONS BEYOND CDS
Phillip Sherrill '06 (Wingate University)
Brittany Gahan '07 (Palm Beach Atlantic University)
Scott Schindler '07 (Covenant College)
Emily Bullard '08 (N.C. State University)
Crystal Miller '08 (Palm Beach Atlantic University)
Jessica Schwertner '08 (Catawba College)
Katy Foltz '09 (Wheaton College)
Katie Weigel '09 (Coastal Carolina University)
Keith Pittman '10 (Wingate University)
Rachel Blong '12 (Mars Hill College)
Michael Stewart '13 (Queens University)
Caleb Allen '13 (Covenant College
Skylar Ulry '14 (Messiah College)
Maddie Coggins ’17 (Palm Beach Atlantic University)
Alina McCue ’17 (Mercer University)
Rachel Peterson ’17 (Montreat College)
Jack Allen ’17 (Covenant College)
Julius Klohr ’17 (Houghton College)
Nathan Sharrett ’17 (Indiana Wesleyan University)
Elizabeth Ashley '17 (Wheaton College)
Natalie Shires '18 (Warren Wilson College)
Coleman Ulry '18 (Calvin College)
Soccer - Varsity Girls
Game Recap 3/16/2018
Covenant Day experienced a heartbreaking last-second loss on Friday night to Wesleyan Academy to go to 4-1 on the season. It was a well played game by both teams who fought for possession throughout the game. CDS went up first on a Katherine Ashley blast that beat the GK midway through the first half. The tempo of the game was the highest of the season so far, and Wesleyan ended up tying the game after an impressive run by one of their forwards who flew down the side of the field before cutting in toward the goal and finishing at the near post. The game went into the half at 1-1. Wesleyan came out in the second half and immediately increased the pressure which gave our players less time on the ball. While both teams had quality opportunities to score throughout the half, it was Wesleyan who came away with the win by scoring with less than a second left on the clock. The Lions were pushing for the win and pressuring the Wesleyan goal, when a quick change of possession and counterattack led to the game winner for the visitors. The Lions will be back into action this Tuesday in their first conference game against Charlotte Christian at home at 5:45.
Game Recap 3/15/2018
Covenant Day notched their fourth win of the season after beating Forsyth Country Day 2-0 at home. This match was a bit of a back and forth affair before Natalie Shires came in from the flank and shot over the GK and inside the far post, to put the Lions on the board. The advantage helped the team settle into a rhythm, and just prior to the half, Katherine Ashley’s hard work paid off as she doubled the score with a determined shot that beat the GK. Our Lions protected their lead in the second half and by working on maintaining possession. The team did a great job defending, and Tessa Westover earned a solid shutout for the night. CDS will turn around and play Wesleyan Academy tomorrow night at 7:00 at Warner Park.
Game Recap 3/13/2018
Sedona Dancu scored a hat-trick for the second game in a row to lead the CDS Lions to their third consecutive win of the season over Metrolina. While the Warriors had both home field advantage and most of the possession in the first half, the Lions defense and midfield put in a tough shift to limit the opponents to just one shot on goal. Meanwhile, at the other end, Sedona’s two beautiful shots and Jackie Haynes’ dangerous ball into the box off of a set piece, gave Covenant Day a 3-0 lead going into the half. Metrolina stepped up the pressure in the second half and pulled one goal back, but Katherine Ashley’s quick, deceptive pass behind the Metrolina defense gave Sedona the opportunity to beat a player and fire a shot past the GK to put the game to rest, 4-1. The team will host Forsyth Country Day on Thursday, 3/15, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Game Recap 3/8/2018
The Covenant Day Lions played host to Hickory Grove on Thursday, 3/8 and nabbed their second win of the season. Sedona Dancu scored 3 goals and was joined by Emily Doyle and Emma Kruger who had one each. Hickory Grove put forth a strong effort, with their striker, Rea Syska, recording a hat-trick for the visiting team. While CDS enjoyed a couple goal cushion for most of the game, it wasn’t one without a strong challenge by the visitors. Ultimately, CDS possessed and defended well enough to keep the lead and secure the win. The Lions will travel to Metrolina next Tuesday for their next matchup.
Game Recap 3/7/2018
The Lions hosted Carmel Christian on Weds, 3/7, after rain spoiled plans for a Tuesday home-opener. Emily Doyle, Sedona Dancu, Grace Wilder, Katherine Ashley and Emma Kruger all scored to lead the Lions to an 8-2 win in their first game of the season over the visiting Cougars. CDS controlled much of the game but put in a solid defensive effort to keep Carmel at bay, despite their 11 corner kicks for the game. It was a cold, but terrific start to the season that allowed the coaching staff to see all players from both Varsity and JV teams contribute to the win. The team will play another home match tomorrow evening, as they welcome Hickory Grove to Warner Park for a 7:00 p.m. game.