2012-2013 Women’s Soccer Team
The ABAC Women’s soccer program enters the 7th season on a roll. The Fillies started their inaugural season in 2006 playing matches at E.B. Hamilton Complex. After the first season, play moved on campus to one of the states finest fields. Each year the ABAC continues to enhance the facility. During the 2011 season a new state of the art scoreboard was added. This season Coach Ballenger hopes to add a press box along with speakers to the sideline.
The Fillies have been blessed posting winning seasons every year. The Fillies have made the playoffs 5 of it 6 seasons. Coach Ballenger is quick to point out that when building a program there must be a strong support system behind the scenes. Ballenger feels the program has been successful because of 1) quality student/ athletes that are willing to choose ABAC 2) administration support and 3) the help of his assistant coaches along the way (Chad Howell, Doug Head, & Dusty Clark).
Each year the Fillie players come from various parts of the world. In recent years, players have represented England, Colombia, Peru, Cayman Island, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona while playing for the soccer team.
While at ABAC, Ballenger wants the players to demonstrate values that can be applied throughout life. Each semester the team participates in community projects such as Character Education Workshops in local schools, visit nursing homes, fitness 5ks, radio interviews, Omega Soccer League, South GA United Soccer club, and the Ag Expo in Moultrie. According to Ballenger, these projects allow students to be a part of our great community. It also gives them the opportunity to develop principles like leadership, sportsmanship, and integrity. ABAC and Coach Ballenger would like to thank the fans for their outstanding support.