Infielder Reyna Peterman is part of a Humphreys softball team that is senior heavy.

Infielder Reyna Peterman is part of a Humphreys softball team that is senior heavy. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Daegu Warriors


Head coach — Ryan Rodgers, fourth season.

Key performers — Chris Garcia, Jr., P-SS; D.J. Nelson, Jr., P-SS; Gabe Miller, Sr., LF-P; Kayden San Nicolas, Fr., 3B-OF; Leo Pace, Fr., 1B.

Outlook — Rebuilding. Warriors have smallest DODEA high school enrollment in Korea at 155 students.


Head coach — Joy Sims, sixth season.

Key performers — Hazel Bell, Sr., SS; Nia Bell, So., P; Ava Sims, So., 1B; Nic Cruz, So., C; Yairelix Lapix, So.

Outlook — Rebuilding. The team that reached the DODEA-Korea final last April against Osan has six returners and six players new to softball. It’s a sophomore-heavy group that could be competitive as the season progresses.

Boys soccer

2022 season record — 0-5-1.

Head coach — Robert Kenny, seventh season.

Key performers — Dean Lentz, Jr.; Vitale Tillman, Jr.; David Tak, Jr.; Kaden Marquez, Jr.; Beckam Clites, Jr.; Evan Son, Fr.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Several newcomers make for a mix of experience and inexperience that will need time to blend. Like all the soccer teams in DODEA-Korea, they’re looking forward to the challenge of facing Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference non-DODEA teams. The Warriors are in KAIAC’s second-tier Red Division.

Girls soccer

2022 season record — 5-1-1.

Head coach — Kathryn Brashears, first season.

Key performers — Logan Gray, Sr., def.; Emily Hager, Jr., GK; Samantha Jones, Jr., def.; Gina Kim, Jr., F (4 goals); Jaquelynn Rios, Jr., MF; Ella Sims, Sr., MF; Emma Sims, Sr., MF; Vivian Tillman, Sr., F; Leah Williamson, Sr., MF; Rachel Windham, Jr., def.; Hannah Clites, Sr., def.; Lindsie Hadlock, Jr., MF-GK; Zoe Stegall, Fr., def.-F.

Outlook — Contending. Good foundation of players returning from the DODEA-Korea champion team and developing new players who should give the Warriors a chance to be competitive both within KAIAC and at Far East.

Humphreys Blackhawks


Head coach — Tyler Greve, first season.

Key performers — Levi Ramos, Sr., 3B-P; Eric Ji, So., IF; Brandon Borelli, Jr., IF-P; Skyler Allison, Jr., CF; Oscar Allison, Sr., OF; Mario Pascussi, Fr., UT; Bradley Miller, Fr., C.

Outlook — Contending. Blackhawks feature a steady mix of players who come off last April’s DODEA-Korea championship and a handful of newcomers who will add depth.


Head coach — Ashley Gooch, first season.

Key returners — Joy Hayes, Sr.; Makayla Howell, Sr.; Charlize Tullos, Sr.; Reyna Peterman, Sr.; Madison Scrimsher, Sr.; Alexandria Tabaquero, Sr.; Janiyah White, Sr.

Outlook — Contending. A core of four experienced returners should help the Blackhawks not only contend within DODEA-Korea, but bringing their best against teams from Okinawa and Japan in the Far East tournament hosted by Humphreys.

Boys soccer

2022 season record — 7-0.

Head coach — Margaret Houk, third season.

Key performers — Kamron Verell, Sr., F (19 goals, 4 assists); Kanon Morrison, Sr., F; Tristan Michel, Jr., MF (4 goals); Matthew Hwang, So., def.; Blake Gee, So., def.-MF; Javon Foreman, Jr.; Levi Kunnas, Sr., MF; Hugo Oweling, Jr., MF; Nathan Bahng, So., MF; Lane Landreth, Sr., def.; Adrian Santiago, So., def.; Joel Kwak, Fr., GK.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Blackhawks lost several key starters from last April’s DODEA-Korea champion team, but return a handful of experienced veterans along with new additions who should keep the team competitive.

Girls soccer

2022 season record — 1-3-2.

Head coach — Scott Bittner, first season (previously coached at Seoul American in the late 2000s and early 2010s).

Key performers — Nicole Donaldson, Jr., MF; Divine Liufau, So., def.; Claire Anderson, So., MF (transferred from Washington State); Syra Soto, So., MF (transferred from Kubasaki, 6 goals, 4 assists).

Outlook — Rebuilding. Blackhawks got a solid boost from the PCS plan, bringing in Anderson and Soto, whom Bittner says he hopes will provide solid defense and scoring opportunities from the middle.

Osan Cougars

Head coach — Jason Winkle, third season.

Key performers — Adam Rutland, Sr.; Jaylon Grant, Sr.; John Ganske, So.; Josh Low, So.; Martin Heffele, So.; Tim Davidson, So.; Lonzo Martin, So.; Luke Brown, Jr.; Nehmiah Smith, Fr., C; Donovan Brown, So.; Aaron Patterson, Jr.; Keiyon Smith, So.; Ben Ziegler, So.

Outlook — Contending. Winkle and assistants Vanessa Frazier and Rich Ganske believe this may be the Cougars’ best team under their watch, coming off a second-place finish in DODEA-Korea. The Cougars will host the Far East Division II Tournament and believe they have the tools to contend for the title.


Head coach — Suzie Ungos, first season (assisted the last two years)

Key performers — Lavandria Ulloa, Jr., IF; Ava Perez, Jr., UT; Hanna Rutland, So.; Shaylee Ungos, Sr., P; Shanaya Ungos, So.; Zoie Martin, Sr., C; Zephania Martin, So., IF-P.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Shaylee Ungos, who sat out last season, will step onto the mound to fill the position vacated by two-year starter Anne Mountcastle. Ulloa and Perez will transition from the outfield to the infield. Rutland is being eyed as key to driving in runs and setting the table from the third spot in the order.

Boys soccer

2022 season record — 2-4-1.

Head coach — Michael Paul, first season.

Key performers — T’zuriel Jennings, Sr.; Landon Kubalek, Jr. (3 goals); Luigi Nasci, Sr.; Ethan DiSanto, So.; Cannon DiSanto, So.; Manuel Leon Guerrero, Fr.; Aiden Machmer, Fr.; Justiss Parker-Jones, Fr.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Paul hasn’t coached soccer in four decades. A handful of veterans return to a team that finished second to Humphreys in the DODEA-Korea final. Replacing Jose Rivera’s 10 goals won’t be easy.

Girls soccer

2022 season record — 1-3-3.

Head coach — Sung Plourde, 21st season.

Key performers — Vivian Machmer, Sr., F (6 goals), Riley Hunt, Sr., MF; Clarice Lee, So., MF; Elyanna Koch, So., F; Tatiana Lunn, So., def.-F; Ashley Kim, So., GK; Caroline Reeves, Fr., MF; Elisya Koch, Fr., def.

Outlook — Rebuilding. The Cougars have some strong leadership in seniors Machmer and Hunt. But this is a young team hoping to quickly gain experience. Osan holds the DODEA-Pacific record with eight Far East Division II titles, but none in the last 10 years.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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