The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region Team, formerly All-Midwest, for 2014 spring campaign includes eleven players from Missouri. Of the eleven, three come from the Ozark Conference – Nicole Howard of the Rolla Bulldogs, Kindra Lierz of the Glendale Falcons and Whitney Snow of the Camdenton Lakers. Continue reading “Howard, Lierz and Snow Named to NSCAA All-Region Squad”
Miriam Taylor, career scoring leader for the Camdenton Lakers, is continuing her career at Lewis & Clark CC in Godfrey IL. The Trailblazers visited St Louis CC in what could well be a preview of the NJCAA District D playoff in November, with the winner advancing to the National Finals. The Trailblazers came away with a 3-0 victory, slightly below their current 5.4 goals per game average in their 10-0 season so far.
PHOTO GALLERY St Louis CC Archers host Lewis & Clark Trailblazers
Lewis & Clark are ranked #10 in the National NJCAA Poll and sport a 10-0 record following Monday’s win. They have defeated five of the six teams in Region 24 by a combined score of 30-3 with three shutouts. That should lead to a top-seed in the Regional playoff in November with the winner advancing to the District D playoff with the Region 16 (Missouri) champions.
Knowing this the teams came out fast on Monday Continue reading “Miriam Taylor Pursuing NJCAA Title”
Class 2 All-State[table “” not found /]
The 2013 All-District Team for District 10 Class 2 schools has been announced. Recognition for District, Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).
The District includes the Bolivar Liberators, Jeff City Helias, Marshfield Jays and Rolla Bulldogs. Jeff City Helias won the District title 1-0 over Rolla. They finished third at State in 2012.
They face the winner of the Republic vs Carl Junction Sectional on Saturday in a Quarterfinal match.
Class 2 All-District 10 Team
Player of the Year: Becky Roberts, Helias.
Offensive Player of the Year: Nicole Howard, Rolla.
Defensive Player of the Year: Meghan Nappier, Helias.
Keeper of the Year: Liz Czarnecki, Helias.
Coach of the Year: Mike Howard, Rolla.
Keeper: Liz Czarnecki, sr., Helias; Sammy Jacobson, sr., Bolivar.
Backs: London Clift, so., Rolla; Elizabeth Harris, jr., Bolivar; Meghan Nappier, jr., Helias.
Midfielders: McKenzie Lesh, so., Bolivar; Jordan Poire, jr., Helias; Becky Roberts, jr., Helias; Taylor Hagenhoff, sr., Helias; Amy Jernigan, jr., Rolla.
Forwards: Allison Vandiggelen, jr., Marshfield; Nicole Howard, jr., Rolla.
Keeper: Katie Hudson, fr., Rolla.
Backs: Becca Roweton, sr., Bolivar; Megan Gilbert, so., Marshfield; Katlyn Cowell, so., Helias; Haley Bax, sr., Helias; Abby Rockers, jr., Helias.
Midfielders: Mikaela Insall, sr., Rolla; Brynn Proffitt, fr., Rolla; Shelby Roberts, jr., Bolivar; Megan Gammill, sr., Bolivar; Kaysie Scheuler, jr., Helias; Maddie Lammers, so., Helias.
Forwards: Emma Laney, fr., Rolla; Tiffany Weaver, jr., Helias.
A quick look around the Conference. The Glendale Falcons are the defending Conference Champions, finishing 9-0 last year as they were led by Alix Opfer and Molly Brewer, who are now regulars at Division 1 Missouri State. The Waynesville Tigers finished 2nd at 7-2 followed by Camdenton and Lebanon at 6-3.
The Falcons finished 4th in the State last year after winning District 11, defeating Central in the Sectionals and Rock Bridge in the Quarterfinals. They fell to eventual champion Cor Jesu 0-1 in the semifinal and 1-3 to St Joseph in the 3rd place match.
The Falcon’s have 7 seniors with forward Driana Raff the returning high scorer with 9 goals in 2012. She also dished out 8 assists, also the top returning number. I would expect sophomore Olivia Wolfram to challenge for minutes up top although Kenzie Robbins, who led the JV with 11, may be a better fit with Raff in a 4-4-2. Junior Kindra Lierz, who played in the ECNL League for SLSG this Winter, returns in goal for the third year.
The Falcons open the season at Ozark on Tuesday March 19th, game time is 5:00 pm.
Waynesville Tigers Class 3 District 10 Champions, 2012
The Tigers return 6 seniors, including defender Jordan Kilthau, the POY in the Southwest Region last year. Defensive Player of the Year Kaitlyn Winking joins her but the Tigers will need to replace their All-Region goalie. Senior Leslie Larson will step into the role. Senior Rhiannon Moore, an All-Ozark performer in the midfield, has signed to play D2 soccer at Kentucky Wesleyan.
I can’t find any individual stats on the Tigers otherwise excellent website but knowing Head Coach Mike Gow the way I do he’s spent plenty of time reminding the girls that this is the best team Waynesville has had since 2008 when Katie Pritchard and Tasha Lord took them their second straight Conference title while setting State scoring and assist records. That team couldn’t get past Glendale in the playoffs however, despite earning their first ever win against the Falcons earlier in the year. This group got to Sectionals last year and the core of this team set a JV record for wins as freshman. Do you think they will be motivated to reach new heights?
Rolla Bulldogs Class 2 District 10
Via Rolla Daily News – Last season was the first losing campaign in the history of the Rolla High School girls’ soccer program. And veteran Lady Bulldog head coach Mike Howard expects his squad to return to its winning ways this spring.
Rolla is slated to open the season on Friday at Columbia against Rock Bridge High School, which has made it to the state tournament quarterfinals the past five years. The varsity game is to begin at 4 p.m.
Starting a large group of freshmen and sophomores, Rolla struggled to a 8-13-2 mark last season. The key graduation losses from that squad were senior midfielder Kendra Wood, now a member of the Missouri S&T women’s soccer team, and back Taylor Tronstad.
However, with all that youth playing a year ago the Lady Bulldogs now return nine starters, including their top scorer. Read more
Camdenton Lady Lakers Class 3 District 10
Via Lake News Online – Despite a slow 2-4 start, The Lady Lakers finished their 2012 season with a 17-8-1 overall record after a nine-game winning streak and claiming two regular season tournament championships, but fell just short of a repeat district championship. The team lost a number of seniors, with the two most notable being goalkeeper Cassie Hale and defender Allison Halderman. Despite their losses, the team brings back their top seven goal scorers, including the incredibly tough duo of Whitney Snow and Miriam Taylor, who were named the All-District co-offensive players of the year. Factor in Morgan Henry, who’s top-notch vision and passing enabled her to finish the season with 18 assists and 11 goals, and the offense looks stacked. Read more
The Lady Lakers open their season Friday at Fatima, a Class 1 program in Central Missouri.
Lebanon Yellowjackets open at Marshfield next Tuesday at 7:00 pm.
The Kickapoo Chiefs open their season Friday at 5:00 pm at Republic, a Class 2 program. They host Central on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Central are the defending District 12 Champions, which now is made up of Joplin, Kickapoo and Parkview. This is an early District match up added to the schedule with the District realignment.
Parkview Vikings open at Ozark on Friday at 6:30 pm
West Plains Zizzers are at the season opening Harrison (AR) ReMax Tourney where they’ll play a pair of games.
Joplin Eagles won’t open until March 26th when they travel to Carthage.
Hillcrest Hornets open at Neosho on March 20th at 6:00 pm.
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