The Lee sisters are members of the Marysville High School girls soccer program. They are from left, freshman Gab, senior Sydney, junior Kassidy and freshman Cam.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
—-It’s not uncommon for a high school sports program to have a handful of siblings playing on various teams.
The usual number is two, with maybe three competing in a program.
The 2019 Marysville High School girls soccer team, however, has a quartet of sisters on the roster.
The Lee family has been a big part of MHS soccer for several years.
The family line actually began more than 20 years ago when Greg Lee played for the Monarch boys squad.
Lee’s oldest daughter McKenzie played four years of soccer and her four sisters have followed in her footsteps.
Sydney, a senior at Marysville, and Kassidy, a junior, are members of the Lady Monarch varsity team.
Their younger twin sisters, freshmen Gab and Cam, are in their first season as high school athletes on the junior varsity team.
“We all started playing soccer a long time ago,” said Kassidy. “We were all four or five years old when we began with the Elite program.”
“Dad played soccer and that’s how we got started with it,” said Sydney.
That family heritage just naturally guided all of the sisters to soccer.
“We never got into volleyball,” said Sydney. “We just gravitated toward soccer.”
The girls enjoy the sport for various reasons.
“I like all the friendships that you make,” said Gab.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Kassidy. “It’s a team sport and I like the competition and the aggressive nature of the game.”
The siblings rose through the ranks of the Elite program before going into high school soccer.
“There wasn’t a team at Bunsold (Middle School),” said Cam. “We played club soccer before going into high school.”
Sydney and Gab are both midfielders for their respective teams.
Kassidy plays on defense, while Cam is a goal keeper.
All of them are termed as hard workers.
As such, Kassidy probably summed up their philosophy the best way.
“I bust mine to kick yours,” she laughed.
The soccer season won’t be the only time all of the Lee sisters will represent MHS in athletics.
All four of them also play basketball, as did their older sister.
One sport they never played was softball, even though their mother, Christie Miller Lee, was a member of the 1993 Lady Monarch softball squad that played in the state tournament in Ashland.
The girls are looking forward to being with the same program this fall.
“It’s going to be a fun experience since both teams practice together,” said Sydney.
There could also be a couple of early-season games in which Monarch fans see all four Lee’s on the varsity field at the same time.
MHS coach Nathan Andrews said there could be a couple of early games in which all four on playing in the same game.
A couple of them said they have goals for the upcoming campaign.
“I think the varsity can be the OCC (Ohio Capital Conference) champs,” said Sydney.
“Gab and I are just wanting to have a great first year of high school soccer,” said Cam.
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