Hana Lohmann: Glades Day School’s Soccer-Scoring Sensation

Hana Lohmann takes control of the ball. Photo by Shelly Burch

Wellington resident Hana Lohmann, a senior at the Glades Day School in Belle Glade, continues to set school scoring records in soccer that may never be broken by any future player at the school.

It helps that Lohmann has been a member of the school’s varsity girls soccer team since she was in the sixth grade. While wearing jersey #15, she has scored a huge number of goals as a member of the squad. Her productivity on the soccer field — aided by the tutelage from her mother and head coach Angee Lohmann — has been prolific since her eighth-grade year at Glades Day, which she has attended since pre-school.

Through her team’s first 15 games this season — where the team has an 11-3-1 record — the Gators have notched 80 goals. Lohmann has registered 42 of them. Five of those goals were scored during the team’s 8-0 victory on Monday, Jan. 9 at Pahokee High School.

To say that Lohmann has a knack for scoring goals is an understatement. The soccer net just has a way of getting in the way of her kicks, which tend to leave her right foot with a great deal of speed, power and accuracy. When Lohmann strikes the soccer ball, she scores often.

Right now, Lohmann is on pace to break last year’s scoring totals when, as a junior, she led Palm Beach County in high school soccer scoring — for both boys and girls — with 48 goals and 31 assists. Lohmann’s goal-scoring barrage helped propel her team to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A regional semifinals.

As a sophomore, she had 33 goals and nine assists during a season sharply impacted by COVID-19. In her freshman year, she slotted 37 shots past the outstretched arms of opposing goalkeepers and had 15 assists. As an eighth grader, she recorded 16 goals and 21 assists. And when she was in the sixth and seventh grades, she combined for 10 goals and eight assists for the Gators.

Lohmann, who has also played with the Wellington Wave girls travel soccer team, is truly a goal-scoring machine.

The obvious question is whether Lohmann — who sports a grade point average of 4.2 — will pursue a soccer-playing opportunity in college. When asked about that option, Lohmann shrugs her shoulders, but indicated that collegiate club soccer may be a route she will choose, in addition to pursuing an undergraduate degree.

If she attends a major NCAA Division I university, Lohmann has been encouraged to contact the head coach, register as a non-scholarship walk-on and try out for the girls varsity soccer team next fall. She has been accepted at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and she is also applying to other schools. In fact, it might be a good idea for some collegiate soccer coaches to contact Lohmann, who is clearly an overlooked goal-scoring soccer talent.

To add a little diversity to her athletic résumé, Lohmann tried out for the girls varsity volleyball team this past fall. She had not played competitive volleyball since middle school, but she made the squad and earned the starting nod as the team’s libero. The team had a winning 15-11 record and won the district tournament, which propelled the Gators into the state playoffs. On Nov. 1, Glades Day eventually lost to Williston High School in the Class 1A regional final, 3-2, after winning the first two games of that match, and then barely losing game four, 28-26. Lohmann’s presence on the volleyball court was a big reason why head coach Erin Bahruth’s team went so deep into the post-season.

After the current high school soccer season comes to an end in February, Lohmann will transition into a spring sport. She plans to be a member of the school’s track and field team, where she will run the hurdles, be a member of the girls 4 x 100-meter relay team and participate in the triple jump. Don’t be surprised if she wins more races than she loses. Lohmann has a habit of doing just that when it comes to competitive athletics. After all, when she sets her eye on a target, she rarely misses.