By Tim Bielik, Northeast Ohio Media Group on September 18, 2014 10 a.m.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Holy Name girls soccer coach Emily Balodis still remembers what it’s like to play for the Green Wave.

The first-year coach graduated from Holy Name in 2010 after a strong high school career, which included a state championship in 2006. After four years at Notre Dame College, Balodis returned to her alma mater to lead a new crop of Holy Name girls soccer players eager for similar success.

“I know what I wanted from a coach being a female athlete,” Balodis said following a 4-1 loss to Walsh Jesuit at Notre Dame College on Sept. 10. “So I feel like that helps me understand what they want from a coach. It makes things a bit easier.”