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Camdenton Lady Lakers class of 2014

Whitney Snow Sets Missouri Soccer Scoring Record

Camdenton Lady Lakers class of 2014
Whitney Snow scores on header in final home game, 18 May 2014

Senior Whitney Snow of the Camdenton Lakers made her final game a memorable one. In the Class 3 District 10 semifinal, Snow scored on a corner kick early in the first half to tie the game at Waynesville. It would be the only goal for the Lakers who were eliminated in a hard fought match with a controversial game-winner. As noted by the story in the Waynesville Guide

It was announced that Snow’s goal gave her 143 points on the season, which is a new state record. The previous record was 142. Snow scored 59 goals (players receive two points per goal) and 25 assists this season.

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Total Points (2x goals + assists)
Name, School, Year, Gr, Goal, Assist, TP
Whitney Snow, Camdenton, 2014, Sr, 59, 25, 143
Whitney Smith, Platte County, 2010, Sr, 65, 12, 142
Michaella Fulmer, O’Hara, 2005, So, 60, 7, 127
Bethany Coons, Union, 2012, Fr, 55, 13, 123
Kaylee Smith, Platte County, 2008, Jr, 41, 35, 117
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Missouri High School Girls Soccer Records

Whitney Snow, Missouri Elite FCWhitney has signed to play at Southwest Baptist University where she’ll trade the purple of the Lakers for the purple of the Bearcats. The signing announcement summarized her career well:

Whitney comes to SBU after a very successful high school and club career where she will be a 3-Time All-State Player in Missouri. Considered one of the best players ever to come out of Camdenton and coached by one of the state’s most respected coaches in JD Hunter, Whitney will be a 3-Time All-State Player, 2-Time Conference- Co-Offensive Player of the Year, 3 Time All-Conference Performer, 3-Time All-Central Missouri Performer, 2-Time All-District Player of the Year, and numerous other honors. “SBU is a good Christian school with excellent academics and a very good and improving soccer program,” said Whitney. Whitney will major in Education with plans on being certified in both Missouri and New York as a teacher.

Whitney played club soccer with Missouri Elite FC out of Springfield, Missouri.

On a related note, Head Coach JD Hunter of the Camdenton Lakers has announced his retirement after 17 years leading the girls program. He’s pictured below with his final senior class. Well done Coach and enjoy all that free time!

Camdenton Lady Lakers class of 2014
Head Coach JD Hunter with seniors #17 Danica Brewer, Grace Scheidemantle #24, Kareli Macias #16, Whitney Snow and Morgan Henry
Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)

Miriam Taylor Sets Records for Camdenton Soccer

Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)
Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)
Senior captain Miriam Taylor was featured in the Lake News for a recent record set for Camdenton. She has scored 20 or more goals in all four of her years representing the Lakers.

After the team played in the Moberly Tournament this past weekend, in which they defeated Kirksville 6-1 and tied with Moberly in a 3-3 contest, the Lady Lakers took on West Plains on Tuesday night in an Ozark Conference battle.

Camdenton won the contest 10-0 to improve to 7-4-1 on the season. Taylor scored three goals on the night, which put her at 20 on the season, clenching that record. When Coach J.D. Hunter informed her of her accomplishment, Taylor’s reply was simple.

“I couldn’t have done it without the team.”

The 20 goals extends the Career Scoring mark for the school that she already held. As Coach JD Hunter noted in a Facebook post at the beginning of April, she set the Career Assist mark of 45 in the game against Hillcrest.

First, Senior forward Miriam Taylor had two assists on the night which gives her 45 assists in her career. This makes Miriam Camdenton’s top career assist leader (to go along with her 78 career goals whic his also a Camdenton record). Great job, Miriam. She told me tonight that she’s even more excited about the assist record than she is about the goal scoring record.

While the Lady Laker’s record book is not current, it’s easy to see that it will be rewritten by the time the season ends.

Miriam will be taking her scoring prowess to Lewis & Clark CC in the Fall. She’ll be joined there in 2014 by Nicole Howard of Rolla, which should strike some fear into more than a few defensive lines down the road.

Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)

Miriam Taylor Signs With Lewis & Clark CC

Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)
Miriam Taylor, Camdenton Lakers (2013)
Via LakeNewsOnline.com
A standout on the soccer field, Taylor will go on to take her scoring skills to Lewis and Clark Community College. Coach Tim Rooney is excited for the team’s newest addition.

“What I see is someone who can score goals, and that’s what we’ll expect from her,” Rooney said. “I like her speed, the way she gets to the goal, and she has a knack for finishing, so I’m counting on her ability to score goals for us next season. I think she’s going to be a big asset for us.”

Taylor still has her senior season left to play for the Lady Lakers, and her current coach knows that Lewis and Clark will be getting a quality player to add to their roster.

“Miriam is a tenacious competitor, and blessed with wonderful speed,” Coach J.D. Hunter said. “She is a great leader on and off the field. What they get with her is consistency. She’s never scored less than twenty goals since her freshman year.”

miriam-taylor-camdenton-lakers-soccerTaylor plans to go study accounting while dominating the soccer field.

As JD Hunter noted on the Lady Laker’s Facebook Page
Miriam is currently Camdenton’s leading goal scorer in the program’s history and is a three year starter for the Lady Lakers (the photo above is as a freshman in a game at Nixa). She follows former Laker Sandra Shore to the Flyers. Shore has completed her two years at Lewis & Clark where she was the starting keeper both years.

Tim Rooney, coach of the L&C Trailblazers, recently set the all-time record for the most wins of any National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) women’s soccer coach, winning his 331st game in September. He finished with 335.

Class 3 District 10 High School Girls Soccer Preview

The regional papers are finally taking a look at Girls Soccer, almost on the eve of the season. Let’s see what they have to say:

Rolla Bulldogs vs Springfield Catholic at Rolla ClassicRolla Lady Bulldog soccer team on a mission to win

Mike Howard is accustomed to winning. And failing to get to the district finals for only the second time in the program’s history didn’t sit well with the only head coach the Rolla High School girls’ soccer team has ever known.

But that’s history. Howard has a deep and talented squad to make a push for the state playoffs this year. Rolla returns 11 varsity lettermen, including nine starters. And most of those players have been either two- or three-year starters for the squad.

In goal Rolla returns junior Adrian Pogue. At centerback is senior Rachel Zamazanuk and freshman newcomer Taylor Banholzer while the right outside back is senior Amanda Rogers and the left outside back is junior Katelyn Maddy.

The center-midfielders are senior Emily Spooner and junior Jaclyn Standfast while the outside midfielders are senior Kim Carter on the right side and sophomore Ellen Spooner on the left side. The starting forwards are senior Ashley Kerr and junior Olivia Cox.

All I can say is, wow! The Lady ‘Dog varsity team is slated to open play by hosting the Central Federal Savings & Loan/Rolla Invitational March 27-28.

Waynesville Tigers at Springfield Catholic Fightin' IrishWaynesville Lady Tigers soccer kickin’ it with new head coach

The Waynesville Lady Tiger soccer team will see a lot of changes this season. After losing 10 seniors to graduation, 8 of whom were starters and included second-team all-state forward Katie Pritchard, the Lady Tigers also have a new head coach. Mike Gow comes to Waynesville from Lebanon, where he was the head coach of the team that eliminated the Lady Tigers in the district semifinals last year.

“I have big hopes for Erica [Combs] and Orielle [Thomas, senior midfielders],” he said. “They’ll both have to be leaders.”
Combs, a team captain, agreed that this season might be a “rebuilding year” but there’s no lack of talent. “I think talent-wise, we’re just as solid as we were last year,” she said. “We lost 8 starters but we have 6 players with varsity experience.”

Plus, there’s a lot of parity in the Ozark Conference. No team, she said, looks overpowering, although Gow said he thinks that Rolla will be the team to beat.

The Lady Tigers will kick off their season next Tuesday March 24th against Jefferson City Helias.

Kickapoo Chiefs vs Camdenton Lakers
Camdenton Lady Lakers get set for soccer season

The Camdenton girls soccer team lost 15 seniors to graduation this offseason, but they might have the pieces to reload and continue their success, following last season’s 16-8 record.
“We have a pretty solid nucleus,” head coach J.D. Hunter said. “We’ll see where it takes us.”

A couple of returning midfielders, LaTea LaRue and Haley Baker will lead the charge in that department. Both are strong, physical athletes. Hunter said the pair should be a “force to be reckoned with.”
Up front, the Lakers return their No. 2-goal scorer from a year ago in senior Stephanie Kirvan.

The Lakers open their season on Monday March 23rd, hosting the Richland Bears.

Missing – Lebanon Yellowjackets and Jeff City Jays. I’ll update this story if anything comes out in the next couple of days.

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Camdenton Lady Lakers Seek Team For April Tournament

The Camdenton Lady Lakers soccer program is hosting a tournament on Friday April 25 and Saturday, April 26th at the Camdenton soccer field, and maybe at the Linn Creek L.O.S.A. field. It’s an 8-team tourney and we just had a team drop out at the last minute, so we desperately need a team. It’s the first year of the tournament and we’re quite excited about it. This is for a high school girls team and if you are interested, please contact me at jhunter@mail.camdenton.k12.mo.us at your earliest convenience.best la escorts