Viking Soccer



Was a one of the pioneers of soccer in the Stark county area. He was a founding member of the Greater Stark County Soccer League, giving the youth of this area a local travel league to participate in. He coached several area travel club teams, most recently the U12 Viking Soccer Club team in 1996. He was the boys' freshman coach in 1991 and head varsity coach of the girls' program from 1992 - 1995. He coached their first winning season in 1992. He owned and operated Soccer 2000. Terry also was part owner and manager of the Diamond Sport complex, regarded by many as the best soccer facility in Northeast Ohio, where thousands of youth have learned and loved the game of soccer. Terry will be missed.

In 2004, his widow, Cindy and sons Steve and Kevin decided to create a scholarship in his name. The Boosters decided to award a senior player from the girls program whom demonstrated the same love and dedication to the game as Terry. This award will be presented each May during the seniors program at Hoover High School.


Year Recipient
2018 Leslie Kiesling
2017 Jenna Fallick
  Madison Smith
2016 McKenzie Fowler
2014 Sara Horning
2013 Emily Hayden
2012 Paige Lautzenheiser
2011 Carly Joliat
2010 Alexa Boyle
2009 Katie Freshour
2008 Jenna Hohan
2007 Alyssa Marulli
2006 Karen Russell
2005 Sarah Warner
2004 Jessica Oravec
2003 Amanda Waltz



Chris Woodburn was a natural athlete, blessed with God-given skills including speed, quickness, endurance, agility, vision, and intensity. Chris excelled at every level of competition. Early in his soccer career his athleticism allowed him to score often. But Chris' youth soccer coach, Neil Baasten (current Hoover Varsity coach), taught Chris that to shut down a good offensive player it takes an even better defensive player. Defense quickly became Chris’ favorite position and is where he blossomed into a mature player.

At Hoover, now retired assistant varsity coach Alfredos Shiepis was very inspirational in teaching Chris the importance of defense and worked at improving Chris' technique and knowledge of the game. As a freshman he was brought up to the varsity level and played two entire tournament games. As a sophomore he started as defender and was named to Second Team All Federal League. As a Junior Chris captained an outstanding defense and earned First Team All Federal League. Before his untimely death, Chris had high expectations for his senior year and looked forward to playing Division One soccer in college.

Chris' presence on the field consisted of much more than physical talent. What contributed more to the team's success were Chris' spirit and leadership qualities. He brought out the best in his teammates, often making them raise the caliber of their game and expectations of themselves. He had an innate sense on how to motivate soccer players and truly believed that positive encouragement and constructive criticism brought about the best results. He worked to develop good team morale. He did his best to foster unity and had a knack of knowing when a teammate needed a word of encouragement. Chris loved to win and he took losses hard. But he came to understand that giving your best was what was really important. Chris was an outstanding athlete, an outstanding leader and most of all, a loving and caring person. These are the characteristics for selection of the Chris Woodburn Memorial Soccer Scholarship.


Year Recipient
2002 Carolyn Wakulchik
Anna Wakulchik
2001 Emily Oravec
2000 Jessica Talbert
1999 Jennifer Abbot
1998 Jessica Tait
1997 Leigh Beisler
1996 Erin Conery
1993 Robin Stark


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