W-League, returning players

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are happy to announce the returning players for the 2013 W-League season.


Wright State’s Emilie Fillion and Sarah Gross, Xavier’s Taylor Dearbaugh and Northern Kentucky’s Kelsey Zwergel all played for the Dayton Dutch Lions W-League team in the 2012 season and will return to the team for the upcoming season.


Forward, Emilie Fillion, made the 2012 all-tournament team, scoring seven goals and having 3 assists in 20 games, with a total of 40 shots with 19 being on goal. “With her work ethic and high level of mobility Fillion will fit perfectly in the style of play we want to apply. She was our top scorer last season and I expect her to do the same this year.”  Was coach van Druenen’s reaction to the returning of Fillion.


Midfielder, Sarah Gross, played in 18 games during her college season, scoring 3 goals and registering 12 shots. “Gross has a great mentality and always expects the best from herself, her team mates and her coaches, that’s exactly the mentality I expect from my players. It will be her third year with the club so she knows what to expect from the league. With her technique and creativity she is the kind of midfielder that can decide a game for us.” Were coach van Druenen’s words about the returning of Gross.

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Midfielder, Taylor Dearbaugh, played and started in all 19 games, registering 25 shots, 17 being on goal and scoring once. “Dearbaugh has great technique. Her first touch, vision and passes are great. It is my expectation that this will create a lot of chances for us and she should be one of the top players in this league when it comes to assists.” Was coach van Druenen’s reaction to the returning of Dearbaugh.


Defensive Midfielder, Kelsey Zwergel, played and started in all 17 games, registering 36 shots, 16 being on goal. Zwergel scored 2 goals and had 3 assists. “Zwergel has everything I look for in a controlling midfielder: speed, strength, great ball stealer, good positioning and she has a good shot from distance. I expect her to be an leader for this team!” Was coach van Druenen’s reaction to the returning of Zwergel.


When asked about why having these four players returning from last season, coach van Druenen responded “All of the mentioned above had the level of commitment and determination that we expect from our players and I am happy that they will be playing for the Dutch Lions again for the upcoming season. For the continuity of the program it is important that we have some returning players for the 2013 season, as they know me, the club and the league. I expect every one of these players to set an example for all the new players.”


The Dayton Dutch Lions W-League team will play their first regular season game on the 25th of May at Beavercreek High School against the Charlotte Lady Eagles. For the full schedule click here.

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