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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Greer, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Greer.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Greer, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Greer. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Greer, SC, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Greer. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Greer, SC

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Greer to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Greer.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

Install-Surge-Protectors

Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Greer, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

Replace-Outdated-Light-Bulbs

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Greer

Greer restaurant owner pleads guilty to theft of $2M in COVID-19 funds

Select Dining owner Jeffrey Gossett had made the right kind of headlines before. But this time he’s making headlines for pleading guilty to fraudulent use of coronavirus relief funds.After purchasing property at 112 Trade St. for $1.1 million, according to Greenville County property data, Gossett opened upscale bistro Select Dining during downtown Greer’s repaving and streetscape projects in 2019. He was one of several businesses owners in the district who talked with news media of their support for city’s improvemen...

Select Dining owner Jeffrey Gossett had made the right kind of headlines before. But this time he’s making headlines for pleading guilty to fraudulent use of coronavirus relief funds.

After purchasing property at 112 Trade St. for $1.1 million, according to Greenville County property data, Gossett opened upscale bistro Select Dining during downtown Greer’s repaving and streetscape projects in 2019. He was one of several businesses owners in the district who talked with news media of their support for city’s improvements.

Then came COVID-19. And like millions of business owners, Gossett applied for Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans in March 2020.

But Gossett did things a little bit differently than most, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, South Carolina District.

According to court documents, over the course of six months, Gossett received close to $2 million under various individual and business names, some of which he didn’t own.

Gossett operated accounts under Simply Everything Inc., Select Dining, Select Dining LLC dba as The Epicurean, Keystone Investment Properties, C. Tim Keagy LLC, Jeffrey Gossett and Elizabeth Gossett and Adriel Gossett.

The Epicurean Restaurant, once located on 1455 Woodruff Road, was founded by George Stathakis of the Stax restaurant chain before Stathakis passed the torch to Gossett in 2013, according to Gossett’s Yelp profile. The grill closed permanently, reportedly before 2020, according to CityData.

Today, Gossett pled guilty to felony courts of wire fraud and money laundering through receiving COVID-19 relief funds via fraudulent loan applications, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office for the District of South Carolina, which filed the charge against Gossett on July 6.

“Taking money meant for those in need is reprehensible, especially during a pandemic,” Acting U.S. Attorney M. Rhett DeHart, said in the news release. “With the help of our federal and local partners, this office will continue to investigate and prosecute those who seek to turn the misfortune of others into illegal gains for themselves.”

For the most serious charge, Gossett faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervision to follow the term of imprisonment and restitution. U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Cain accepted the guilty plea and will sentence Gossett after receiving and reviewing a sentencing report prepared by the U.S. Probation Office, the news release said.

“While many small businesses were struggling to make ends meet at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gossett submitted fraudulent claims for his personal benefit," Susan Ferensic, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Columbia field office, said in the release. “The FBI and its federal partners will continue to pursue those who take advantage of programs meant to help small businesses during difficult times.”

The FBI investigated the case along with the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General and the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Marosek is prosecuting the case.

“Making false statements to fraudulently gain access to SBA program funds is unacceptable,” Amaleka McCall-Brathwaite, Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General’s Eastern region special agent in charge, said in the release. “SBA OIG will relentlessly pursue evidence of fraud against SBA’s programs aimed at assisting the nation’s small businesses struggling with the pandemic challenges. I want to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office for its leadership and dedication to pursuing justice.”

Travel experts reminds South Carolinians to be patient ahead of busy travel week

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – Whether it’s eased restrictions, an increase in vaccinations or making up for 2020, South Carolina travel experts are warning travelers to be patient while traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.The baggage carousels are turning and the luggage is rolling into a more traditional Thanksgiving holiday.“I’m flying to Oklahoma,” said Erica Reed who was waiting for her flight at GSP Airport.“We were just home last year, I think we had a few family that were right around...

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – Whether it’s eased restrictions, an increase in vaccinations or making up for 2020, South Carolina travel experts are warning travelers to be patient while traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The baggage carousels are turning and the luggage is rolling into a more traditional Thanksgiving holiday.

“I’m flying to Oklahoma,” said Erica Reed who was waiting for her flight at GSP Airport.

“We were just home last year, I think we had a few family that were right around there but we’re traveling back here. Our daughter is a freshman at Clemson so we’re en route to see her this year,” said Todd Sommerfeld who landed at GSP from Iowa.

Travelers like Todd Sommerfeld are back in the air after spending last year’s Thanksgiving at home. He’s not alone.

“We’re looking at about 80% of our traffic from this time in 2019 but we are up more than 100% from what we had in 2020,” said Communications Manager at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Michelle Newman.

Michelle Newman with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport said the buzz of the terminal is back again and they’re bracing for that to grow even more over the next couple of days. That’s why she is reminding flyers to get there early, about two hours before your flight.

It’s not just the airports bracing for a busy week ahead.

“We expect that about 750,000 South Carolinians are going to be traveling 50 miles or more from home and 90% of those or more, we estimate are going to be doing so with the road trips,” said Tiffany Wright with AAA Carolinas.

Tiffany Wright with AAA Carolinas told us, this year is going to be a big one for drivers. She is warning, be prepared for congestion and delays. That’s why she and Newman at the airport, are encouraging you to be patient this Thanksgiving holiday.

Wright said before you go on a road trip, make sure your car is in good condition, especially if you haven’t driven it a long distance since the pandemic started. Of course, she said to prepare for higher gas prices.

If you’re flying, don’t forget a mask.

It’s worth noting, at GSP International Airport you can now pre-book parking ahead of time and shuttle operations are back up and running to get you to the terminal quicker.

High school football scores and more: Third round playoff games across Upstate SC

Stay with us all night to follow high school football scores for third round playoff games across the Upstate. Once the games end, check back for photo galleries, videos and statistics....

Stay with us all night to follow high school football scores for third round playoff games across the Upstate. Once the games end, check back for photo galleries, videos and statistics.

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Statistics

Chester 35, Powdersville 18

Powdersville: 12 | 6 | 0 | 0 | 18

Chester: 14 | 14 | 0 | 7 | 35

First Quarter

C – Zan Dunham 3 run (Henry Glenn kick)

PV – Tank Slade 50 pass from Eli Hudgins (conversion failed)

PV – Slade 50 interception (kick failed)

C – Andre Evans 4 pass from Dunham (Glenn kick)

Second Quarter

C – Evans 25 pass from Dunham (Glenn kick)

C – Shydem McCullough 7 run ( Glenn kick)

PV – Sloan 46 pass from Hudgins (conversion failed)

Fourth Quarter

C – Dunham 22 run (Glenn kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – C: Zan Dunham 33-180-2, Shydem McCullough 23-110-1, Sherard Feaster 5-53, Antonio Hopkins 3-6, Andre Evans 2-32, Darius Head 1-(-1). P: Xavier Fowler 7-11, Eli Hudgins 4-(-15).

PASSING – C: Zan Dunham 11-15-1-105-2, Henry Glenn 0-1-0-0-0. P: Eli Hudgins 15-27-4-223-2.

RECEIVING – C: Andre Evans 5-36-2, Ju’Quan Carter 3-44, Reggie Heath 2-21, Sherard Feaster 1-4. P: Drake Sloan 6-91-1, Tank Slade 5-105-1, Kyle Rice 1-2, Jalen Rambert 1-2.

Records: Chester 9-3, Powdersville 12-1.

Up Next: Chester (9-3) vs. Daniel (12-0).

Greenville 42, Irmo 23

Irmo: 7 | 16 | 0 | 0 | 23

Greenville: 14 | 7 | 14 | 7 | 42

First Quarter

G – Mazeo Bennett 62 pass from Prometheus Franklin (Lang Steck kick)

I – Larontae Scroggins 23 run (Jose Villanueva kick)

G – Josh Sapp 2 run (Steck kick)

Second Quarter

I – Villanueva 27 FG

G – Sapp 3 run (Steck kick)

I – DeAree Rodgers 29 pass from Izayah Whiteside (kick failed)

I – Rodgers 45 pass from Whiteside (Villanueva kick)

Third Quarter

G – Tyler Brown 60 pass from Franklin (Steck kick)

G – Sapp 2 run (Steck kick)

Fourth Quarter

G – Sapp 2 run (Steck kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – I: Larontae Scroggins 8-17-1, Izayah Whiteside 15-38, Erick Tucker 8-24, DeAree Rodgers 2-6. G: Josh Sapp 7-11-4, Khalique Holland 13-125, Jayden Peper 6-13, Prometheus Franklin 6-9, Ramon Whitner 1-0.

PASSING – I: Izayah Whiteside 16-23-0-234-2. G: Prometheus Franklin 10-15-0-286-2.

RECEIVING – I: DeAree Rodgers 6-110-2, AJ Brand 4-75, Telvin Smith 4-31, Larontae Scroggins 2-8. G: Tyler rown 2-111-1, Mazeo Bennett 2-66-1, Aalijah Kelly 3-61, Josh Sapp 2-36, Jayden Peper 1-12.

Records: Irmo 7-4, Greenville 10-2.

Up Next: Greenville (10-2) vs. South Pointe (10-1).

Gaffney 16, Northwestern 13, OT

Gaffney: 0 | 0 | 3 | 7 | 6 | 16

Northwestern: 3 | 7 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 13

First Quarter

N – Kanoah Vinesett 25 FG

Second Quarter

N – Elijah Caldwell 19 pass from Will Mattison (Vinesett kick)

Third Quarter

G – A.J. Hames 21 FG

Fourth Quarter

G – Tyler Smith 6 run (Hames kick)

Overtime

N – Vinesett 26 FG

G – Tyler Smith 1 run (no kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – G: Ken Littlejohn 12-45, Tyler Smith 12-25-2, Grayson Loftis 4-(-3). N: Turbo Richard 29-156, Will Mattison 9-59, Greer Hopkins 1-(-19).

PASSING – G: Grayson Loftis 19-36-1-130-1. N: Will Mattison 18-30-1-168-1.

RECEIVING – G: Edward Jefferies 9-66, Deshun Corry 5-50, Tyler Smith 3-9, Jada Littlejohn 1-6, Ken Littlejohn 1-(-1). N: Elijah Caldwell 7-59-1, Christi Watkins 5-52, William Brooks 3-8, Turbo Richard 2-23, Drennon Faile 1-26.

Records: Gaffney 13-0, Northwestern 11-2.

Up Next: Gaffney (13-0) at Spartanburg (9-3).

Riverside girls tennis' turnaround year leads to Class AAAAA state final

GREER — Riverside's tennis program has had quite the turnaround season.The program has made a run all the way to the state championships Saturday. In the process, the Warriors took down Mauldin, which is one of the top programs in the state and was in the state championship last fall.And they've found an unlikely leader: senior Zana Norton is playing her first season at Riverside – and first year in high school – after transferring from St. Joseph's during the summer.She's now the No. 1 s...

GREER — Riverside's tennis program has had quite the turnaround season.

The program has made a run all the way to the state championships Saturday. In the process, the Warriors took down Mauldin, which is one of the top programs in the state and was in the state championship last fall.

And they've found an unlikely leader: senior Zana Norton is playing her first season at Riverside – and first year in high school – after transferring from St. Joseph's during the summer.

She's now the No. 1 singles player and has cruised to a strong season.

"It's a huge difference having her," Riverside coach Heather Gage said. "She hasn't played high school tennis ... she came right in at the top of our lineup and is a phenomenal player.

"She led from the top but it hasn't always come down to her match. It gave us that confidence that we have that depth ... it also just sends a message to the rest of the girls that they can do it, too. and they can be the hero. Everybody's going to step up in different matches."

Norton has been a key component alongside junior and captain Emma Bao, Gage said.

Riverside defeated T.L. Hanna and Blythewood on the road, Spartanburg High in a really close match and then Mauldin, 4-2, in the Upper State championship on Tuesday. The Mavericks were defending Upper State champions.

Now the Warriors will face Carolina Forest in the state championship on Saturday at Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce.

Gage said the team struggled last season in her first year, but that this year the entire group has banded together.

"This year we came in and it's just been ... we were a threat to everyone," she said. "I'm beyond proud of them. All of the things they're doing on the court is great, but the lessons that they're learning about having to push through these tough challenging moments ... (those are) lessons they're going to take with them beyond tennis, and it's cool to see it."

Now Riverside has a chance to play for a state championship. Something that many couldn't have predicted. But the Warriors finished second in the competitive Region 2-AAAAA and have continued making statements about where the program stands all season.

You can contact Joe Dandron at jdandron@gannett.com

Walker-Hock Signs Talented 2022 Recruiting Class

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Lori Walker-Hock has announced the signing of a talented 2022 recruiting class. The class features nine student-athletes who range New York to Hawaii and account for every position on the pitch.“The 2022 class is going to add tremendous depth to our program,” said head coach Lori Walker-Hock. “They are coming from near and far and bring a diversity of skills that will potentially allow them to contribute right out of the gate. It’s a strong freshman ...

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Lori Walker-Hock has announced the signing of a talented 2022 recruiting class. The class features nine student-athletes who range New York to Hawaii and account for every position on the pitch.

“The 2022 class is going to add tremendous depth to our program,” said head coach Lori Walker-Hock. “They are coming from near and far and bring a diversity of skills that will potentially allow them to contribute right out of the gate. It’s a strong freshman class with players representing each line and I’m excited for them to join the program.”

The class is truly a national class as Mirann Gacioch is from New York while Kira Watase is from Hawaii. Ella Giannola hails from California and Molly Pritchard is from Georgia. Dakota Lyons is an Illinois native while Gabeila “Guzzy” Rotolo, Sophia Louder, Brooke Otto and Nicole “Coley” Sidloski are all from Ohio.

Gabriela “Guzzy” Rotolo Midfielder Columbus, Ohio Bishop Watterson Club: Ohio Premier ECNL

Coach Jankowski on Gabriela: “Guzzy is a very specific box to box central midfield player that we needed in this class of student-athletes. It turns out that we did not need to go very far to find her. Guzzy has all the tools to be the dynamic, playmaking, physical midfielder who is not only good at getting forward but also excellent in the air and in the tackle”

Mirann Gacioch Defender West Falls, N.Y. Nichols School Club: Western New York Flash Academy

Coach Jankowski on Mirann: “Mirann is yet another standout player from the Western New York Flash Academy. Developed by Aaran Lines and his staff, Mirann was on our radar for a long time. She is another very specific type of defender in that she is very comfortable on the ball and can play-make from her wide fullback position. Mirann’s fitness is another strength that will allow her to adjust immediately and well to the collegiate game.”

Ella Giannola Forward/Attacker/Midfield Ladera Ranch, Calif. Santa Margarita Catholic Club: San Diego Surf

Coach MacLeod on Ella: “Ella is a very clever and creative midfielder. She’s a player that the opposition always has to be aware of because she thrives with time and space on the ball and has been very impactful at the club level. We look forward to Ella coming in and contributing to our midfield roster right away. She has the ability to play with the style that we appreciate here at Ohio State. She sees passes that other players can’t, and on top of the that, she has the ability to get the ball to the attacking players in many different ways. She will be another in a long line of Southern California center midfielders that have been successful at Ohio State.”

Sophia Louder Defender Liberty Township, Ohio Mount Notre Dame Club: Cincinnati United Premier

Coach MacLeod on Sophia: “She is an athletic defender who can play in a variety of positions. She’s quick and good in the air. She has the ability to play short and long range passes. Her ability to see the field can help launch her team into counter attacks. On top of that, she is a great character player and somebody that we look forward to fitting in well with the culture at Ohio State.”

Dakota Lyons Forward/Attacker Mettawa, Ill. Libertyville Club: Eclipse Select Soccer Club/Chicago Eclipse

Coach Jankowski on Dakota: “Dakota was one of the first recruits in our 2022 class and hails from the Chicago Eclipse soccer club where she recently won a ECNL national championship! We have been waiting a long time to finally see Dakota on campus in a Buckeye uniform. Dakota will be joining the Buckeye lineage of wide players who are most comfortable dribbling at opponents with the intention of helping get to the goal as fast as possible. Dakota combines both speed and skill and will cause Buckeye opponents many problems in 1v1 situations.”

Brooke Otto Defender Centerburg, Ohio Centerburg H.S. Club: Ohio Premier ECNL

Coach Walker-Hock on Brooke: “Brooke is a special defender who is capable of playing with either foot and has tremendous range of passing from the back. She is capable of stretching the opposition’s defense and is very accurate on her set piece services from both corners. Brooke has had tremendous success at the youth level and we are anticipating she will have an immediate impact on our back line.

Molly Pritchard Goalkeeper Atlanta, Ga. Greater Atlanta Christian Club: Atlanta Fire United

Coach Walker-Hock on Molly: “Molly is the prototypical goalkeeper size that will dominate the box with her fearless mentality. Her capacity to play with her feet and her range from both the ground and distribution with her hands, will help stretch defenses. Molly has played on the field as a high school player, so she has the ability to deal with anything that comes back to her feet. Her capacity above the bar and her ability to fly will be exciting to watch.”

Nicole “Coley” Sidloski Forward/Attacker Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville Club: Cleveland FC

Coach Jankowski on Nicole: “Coley will join Dakota Lyons as another extremely pacey winger who loves to run at opposing defenders with the ball. Coley comes from two standout programs in Cleveland FC, coached by her dad Dave Sidloski, and also Strongsville High School where she is coached by Todd Church and Jon Felton. Coley’s blend of speed and composure in front of goal should add to the depth of our attacking options and allow us to put immediate pressure on teams when we do not have the ball.”

Kira Watase Midfielder Mililani, Hawaii Myron B Thompson Academy Club: Whitfield SC

Coach Jankowski on Kira: “Kira will be the second Hawaiian player on our roster along with Kitty Jones-Black. Kira is another highly sought-after central midfield player who will play a specific role within our ideal system of play. Kira is a player who values the ball and is very capable of playing under intense pressure. Kira will dazzle Buckeye fans with not only her skill in tight spaces, but also her ability to contribute to the attack from midfield. Kira is another player who values her physical fitness allowing her to compete at the highest standards over long stretches of time.”

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