Girls Soccer

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Girls Soccer at CCS

CCS has a long tradition of fielding competitive soccer teams locally and at the state level. CCS has won 4 consecutive Region Championships, last year made its 3rd State Championship appearance in the last 5 years, and made 8 consecutive appearances at the State Tournament. In 2018, the team was DII-A State Runner-Up. Athletes compete at the varsity and junior varsity level in High School and Middle School. CCS also offers Lower School soccer for grades 3-5.

Accolades:
  • State Championship: 1997
  • State Runner-Up: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Region Championship: 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • District Championship: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2016
Gretchen Hammel
Head Coach

This is Gretchen Hammel's 1st year as the Girls Varsity Head Coach and Boys Middle School Soccer Coach. Gretchen holds her National and Advanced National coaching license through the NSCAA. She has coached soccer for 14 years and began her coaching career as Assistant Coach for UTC's Division I women's soccer program after graduating from there in 2000. For 9 years, she served as the Head Coach at Grace Baptist Academy where she led her girls' team to 3 District Championships, 2 Region Championships, 5 Sub-State Finals, and 5 District and Region Finals. 
 
Hammel was the first scholarship/signee for the UTC women's soccer program in 1996. She was co-captain and shares the record for the most minutes and games ever played and started in in UTC soccer history. Gretchen is one of UTC's highest point record holders. She was an All-Southern Conference midfielder and an NCAA Division I Academic All-American. She earned UTC and FCA female athlete of the year honors in 2000. Gretchen then went on to play semi-pro soccer for the W-league for the Tennessee Twisters. Gretchen is currently the GM/Owner and one of the coaches for the Chattanooga Women’s team, now under the Chattanooga Red Wolves brand. 
 
Gretchen holds a degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Nutrition from UTC, and at Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL she earned her Registered Dietitian and State Nutritionist licensure. She worked several years in local hospitals as a Nutrition Support Dietitian. She is married to a wonderful husband and father, Tommy Hammel, and has two precious daughters, Dallas and Fergie, who attend CCS.
 

Coaches

List of 6 members.

Middle School Girls Soccer

CCS Middle School athletic programs offer both varsity and junior varsity levels for most athletic programs. Teams are determined by tryouts that evaluate our young players on physical ability, fundamental skills, game understanding and comprehension, attitude, effort, and much more. Our JV teams are designed to develop young athletes with a commitment to growing fundamentals and skill sets, game understanding, and work ethic. The Varsity teams are designed to prepare athletes for the High School level with an advanced approach to developing fundamentals and game understanding.