Category: High School Girls

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Brionna Halverson Heads 2017 Class 3 All-Region Soccer

The 2017 All-Region Team for Class 3 schools in Southwest and Central Missouri has been announced. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Made up of Districts 9-12, Washington is headed for the Final Four while Glendale, Bolivar and Neosho were the other District winners from the group.

Player of the Year
Brionna Halverson, Bolivar

Offensive Player of the Year
Cassidy Nurnberger, Washington

Defensive Player of the Year
Cassidy Schwenkter, Union

Goalkeeper of the Year
Katie Baer, Washington

​Coach of the Year – Public
Adam Fischer, Washington

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Emma Skornia Heads 2017 Girls Class 2 All-Region Soccer

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Emma Skornia in Quarterfinals, 2014
The 2017 All-Region Team for Class 2 schools in Southwest and Central Missouri has been announced. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Made up of Districts 9-12, Springfield Catholic is headed for the Final Four while Southern Boone, Pleasant Hill and Father Tolton were the other District winners from the group.

Player of the Year
Emma Skornia, Springfield Catholic

Offensive Player of the Year
Mackenzie Dimarco, Pleasant Hill

Defensive Player of the Year
Rosie Lenz, Boonville

Goalkeeper of the Year
Katy Andrews, Southern Boone

Coach of the Year – Private
Ben Timson, Springfield Catholic

Coach of the Year – Public
Chris Miller, Southern Boone

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Kickapoo Shootout 2017

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Eureka fans at Kickapoo ShootoutHa, just messing with you. I don’t suspect you’ll need to prepare as well as these Eureka fans at the 2009 Kickapoo Shootout, the days are much warmer now albeit unsettled. Don’t forget to follow @KickapooSoccer this weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY – Kickapoo at IWA

A bit different model this year. Games begin tonight for the Brown Division which is now a round-robin featuring Kickapoo, Willard, Smith-Cotton and Jackson. Full schedule below.

The Gold Division adheres to the traditional bracket model and begins Friday. Locally, Nixa, Glendale and Carl Junction are participating, both Hickman and Jefferson City from Central Missouri while Timberland from STL, Kearney from KC and Popular Bluff from down the road.

In case you missed it, Ozarks Sports Zone released their latest rankings. Link below. It includes #4 Kickapoo in the Gold Division while #5 Nixa and #8 Glendale are part of the Brown Division. Hickman comes in at #8 in the first State Poll and Jackson is #10 with Nixa getting a vote in Class 4.

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Games played at KHS on the grass and the turf football field.

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Brionna Halverson Invited to National ODP Camp

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Eighteen girls from the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) have been invited to participate in the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1999 National Camp, June 15-22 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp will coincide with the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Camp, and US Youth Soccer players will be evaluated for possible participation in U.S. National Team events.

Players were selected based on noteworthy participation in US Youth Soccer ODP and by recommendation by US Youth Soccer Regional Coaches. US Youth Soccer ODP players will get the chance to improve their playing proficiencies with unique training activities, including two scrimmages against the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team. Read more at USYSA.

Brionna is one of six players from Region II invited to the camp. For those paying attention this year, Continue reading “Brionna Halverson Invited to National ODP Camp”

Nixa Hosts Jeff City Saturday in Quarterfinal

6th-8th Girls 2009 Nixa Summer Camp
2009 Camp: Front Brooke Lannutti, Maran Attwooll, Mackenzie Wheeler, Lindsey Frerichs, Back: Paige Townsend, Payton DeHart, Bailey Pesek

State Quarterfinals are set and three area teams are pursuing a spot in the Final 4. Springfield Catholic looks to return for the sixth straight year in Class 1. They travel to Clinton for a game at 6:00 pm. In Class 2 Carl Junction hosts Helias for the second straight year. Game time is 4pm.

Locally, Nixa looks to return to State for the second straight year when they host Jefferson City at home, 1pm start.

The two teams faced off in the Quarterfinal in 2013 as well, a game won 3-1 by Nixa. A common foe this season is Kickapoo who fell to Jeff City 0-3 two weeks ago. The key player to watch for the Jay’s is central midfielder Sarah Luebbert, a sophomore who recently made a verbal commitment to Mizzou Soccer. She’s highly skilled and is also a tenaciousness tackler. I saw her win a ball in midfield, dribble past a pair of defenders and send a square ball through the box in the final minute of the Jays’ game against Incarnate Word for a 1-0 win over the traditional St Louis power. Nixa’s pace and broad scoring options should send them back to State but Jeff City can’t be underestimated. They’ve targeted this game from before the start of the season. Check the bio on their Twitter page if you need confirmation.

By the way, how do you like the photo above? It’s from 2009, the Grade 6-8 Nixa Summer Soccer Camp group photo. Three of the four seniors are pictured along with several other players on this years team. How’s that for building a team from the ground up? What other website in town can offer you that kind of background and cogent coverage? Keep up via Twitter

The Eagles celebrated a pair of significant marks this season. As noted earlier this week, Senior Payton DeHart became the Career scoring leader in goals with her two goals scored in the Sectional win over Kickapoo. She also holds the career mark for assists and total points, earned earlier this year. Details in my story earlier this week.

In addition, Congratulations to Coach Evan Palmer. The teams 19-3-1 record has pushed his Girls career record to 201-183-12. He earned his 400th overall win as a Coach during the Fall 2013 Boys season. His overall win total is somewhere around 425 now.

Finally, here’s a current picture of the Lady Eagles, following their District 11 title win. Good luck to all of the local teams Saturday!

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