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The Family: Badin High Girls Soccer

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ISBN: 9781457533655
252 pages

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In May of 2013, the Badin High School girls' soccer team was searching for a head coach. Six months later, the Rams were holding the trophy as the Ohio Division lll state champions.

This is their story...but it's also the story of an outstanding soccer program that came of age in the mid-1990s and has been a force to he reckoned with since. The names change, but the high expectations and the quality performances do not.


About Dirk Q. Allen

Dirk Q. Allen is the director of admissions and media relations at Stephen T. Badin High School, the co-ed Catholic high school in Hamilton, Ohio. A native of Lakewood, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland, Allen is a graduate of Princeton High School in Cincinnati and Brown University in Providence, R.I. He was an award-winning journalist for more than two decades, including extended service as the sports editor, opinion page editor and managing editor of the JournalNews in Hamilton.



Maggie Adams headed to the penalty kick line. It had come to this. After 23 games, after 30 minutes of overtime in the 2013 Division III Ohio girls’ soccer state championship affair at Columbus Crew Stadium, it had come to this. Penalty kicks. Penalty kicks would decide the title between Badin and Gates Mills Hawken.


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