NAME: Greta Harmeyer
SCHOOL: Seton High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning Div. I state title junior year
WEIGHT: 5'6"-130 lbs.
PARENTS: John & Colleen
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My brother Sam."
FUTURE GOAL: Have a successful college career; become a lawyer
Anchoring a tough back line for the Seton soccer team this season was senior center defender Greta Harmeyer, who will be playing next season for Northern Kentucky University.
Greta's play helped the Saints win this season's GCL South championship with a regular season overall record of 11-3-3 (7-1-0 in league play). The Saints also won this season's regional championship in a 2-1 victory over Mount Notre Dame then lost to Powell Olentangy Liberty 4-2 in the state semifinals, finishing the season 17-4-3.
Greta was a big part of the back line that pitched 11 shutouts this season and she was named first-team all-GGCL and all-Southwest Ohio for her fine play.
Greta had a high school moment to remember during the Saints' state championship run her junior year when she scored off a pass from McKenzie Carle to help the Saints to a 2-1 win in double overtime against a tough Olentangy Orange squad who entered the match with just one loss on the season. The win sent the Saints to the state title game vs. Strongville, which the Saints won, shutting out Strongville 1-0, earning the school's first-ever soccer state championship and sending a large, green-clad student section for the Saints into song, singing "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Greta also plays for the Cincinnati United club team that won the state cup championship in 2022.
Greta is an academic star, too. She has earned first honors every quarter at Seton, and is active in community service. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends-especially her dogs -- and boating with her family at her lake.
Her favorite athlete is Julie Ertz, favorite entertainer is Morgan Wallen, favorite book Is One of Us is Lying, favorite movie is The Hunger Games and most-like-to-meet are Dansby and Mallory Swanson.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Greta is a great team leader who makes everyone better! She was the backbone of our defense and really understands the complexities of playing our high line! She has a very high soccer IQ and is a student of the game, always asking questions and wanting to get better! She is a hard worker, who gets to practice early, stays late, and studies film, always wanting to improve!"
— John Volker, Varsity Soccer Coach