Wagenbrenner brings leadership, grit to CSG defense

Senior Annie Wagenbrenner, an Upper Arlington resident, sets the tone for Columbus School for Girls' defense, which is allowed only seven goals in the first 10 games.

Columbus School for Girls soccer coach Genelle Castro can’t find one word to describe senior Annie Wagenbrenner. Instead, she needs a multitude of descriptors to characterize her lockdown defender.

Wagenbrenner has started since midway through her freshman season and has come to epitomize the Unicorns’ defense. CSG was 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the MSL-Ohio Division after defeating Buckeye Valley 2-0 on Sept. 28, but had surrendered only seven goals.

“You can’t describe Annie in just one word,” Castro said. “I think she’s an exuberant. I think she has this tenacity, this grit and perseverance, and she’s hilarious.

“She just has this attitude. She has so much going for her. She’ll be successful (in) whatever she’s doing, and I hope this gives her a launching point to whatever she wants to do.”

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