PALMETTO CHRISTIAN SOCCER TEAMS COMPETITIVE
By: Gerald Doolittle
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – The 2017 varsity soccer teams at Palmetto Christian Academy have been very competitive half way through the season.
“We have our best team in several years,” said Coach Chris Shimakonis. “The varsity boys have good senior leadership this year and currently stand 5-3 for the season. Our goal tender, Ethan McGaha (sr), has done a good job.”
The Eagles have six seniors leading the way this season. They are McGaha, Luke Kasian, Matthew Basha, Chase Garber, Brady Dumont and Alex Palmer.
The five juniors are Chad Shimakonis, Andrew Lindenmeyer, Parker Frontz, Brandon Caddell and Grant Lonneman. These should be the foundation for the 2018 team.
Rounding out the Eagle roster are Cameron Sheets (so), Adam Kasian (8th), Kendall Chakeris (8th), Bowen Vasko (8th), Aaron Lindenmeyer (8th) and Gabe Moser (8th)
The Eagles will face Calhoun Academy, Palmetto Scholars, Coastal Christian twice, John Paul ll and First Baptist to close out the regular season.
The Lady Eagles Varsity Girls Soccer coached by Lindsey Zito have also been competitive this season. They own two wins over Northwood Academy along with wins over Charleston Math & Sciences and First Baptist. They came up short against Northside Christian and St. Andrews.
The six seniors for the Lady Eagles are Caroline Seabrook, Ashley Browne, MacKenzie Patrick, Hanna McGrew, Lauren Swift and Maggie Hogan. McGrew serves as the GK.
Next on the roster are Emma Patrick (jr), Sarah Spivey (so), Abby Landfried (so), Lauren Pernell (so). The two freshmen are Ann-Gregory Horton and Carly Plesha. Rounding out the roster is 8th grader Ava Romfo.
The Lady Eagles will close out their regular season with battles against Charleston Collegiate, Palmetto Scholars, Hilton Head Prep, Hilton Head Christian and First Baptist.