SOCCER

Head Coach (Boys): Joey Barrier

 

Girls' Coaches:

Jack Mann is entering his 2nd season as the Varsity Girls' Head Coach.  Jack was an Asst. Coach to boys’ and girls’ programs at MH in 2006 when the boys’ finished 2nd and the girls made it to the semi-finals in the state tournament.  Jack grew up playing soccer in Birmingham and graduated from Homewood High School in 1997.  He received a soccer scholarship to Huntingdon College in Montgomery.  Jack also played in a Birmingham Men’s amateur league with the Dinos from 2002-2004. Jack is the college minister at Crosspoint Church of Christ is married wife Kimberly and two sons that attend Mars Hill.

 

Courtney Bowling is serving as the Asst. Varsity Girls' Coach in her 7th year and 6th season.  She played soccer at Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, AL and received a scholarship to Troy State University where she played 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons.  She played with ODP (Olympic Development Program) in high school and has enjoyed coaching with Shoals Soccer Club, the Town of Killen, Upward soccer at Crosspoint Church of Christ, and the City of Florence Recreation for 10 years combined. Courtney is married to her husband Josh and has 3 children.

 

2021 Season Preview:

 The preseason Coaches Poll ranked Mars Hill Girls Varsity Soccer 4th in the state.   Although the 2020 season was cut short due to Covid-19, three juniors received state recognition for their 6-game performance.  Emma Reeves received 1st team all-state honors for defense.  Samantha King received first team all-state honors for midfield/offense.  Sadie Killen received 2nd team all-state honors.  Two of the seniors will likely play at the next level and all 3 seniors will lead the team with added strength and physicality.  The program also has returning starters in the midfield and defense from a strong sophomore and  freshman class with no juniors.  In addition they have added several transfers. Mars Hill looks to be a very young but very solid program for the 2021 season. 

 

2021 GAME SCHEDULE