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Missouri Class 3 All-District 12 Honors

Miriam Melugin, Kickapoo Chiefs
Miriam Melugin, Kickapoo
Aspen Hawkins, Central Bulldogs (2014) enroute to game-winning goal
Aspen Hawkins, Central
The 2013 All-District Team for District 12 Class 3 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).

CO -Player Of The Year: Miriam Melugin & Aspen Hawkins
Offensive MVP: Kenzie Dunaway
Defensive MVP: Natalie Closser
GK MVP: Molly Wassam
COY: Phil Hodge

The District includes the Central Bulldogs, Joplin Eagles, Kickapoo Chiefs and Parkview Vikings. The Chiefs won the District title 3-1 over Central, matching the boys team who won the title in the Fall of this school year. Continue reading “Missouri Class 3 All-District 12 Honors”

Lydia Holtmann, Springfield Catholic 2014/Springfield SC 95/96

Springfield SC U15 Girls Represent at Missouri State Cup Saturday

Lydia Holtmann, Springfield Catholic 2014/Springfield SC 95/96
Lydia Holtmann, Springfield Catholic 2014/Springfield SC 95/96
The 2011 Missouri State Cup will be held June 11 – 16, 2011 in St. Louis, MO at the SLYSA and Sportport complexes. The Missouri State Cup is the first leg of the US Youth National Championship Series. All age groups (Under 13 up to Under 19) will participate June 11th – 16th. The 2012 Girls State Cup will be played in the Fall later this year as MYSA separates the tournaments by gender.

The state and regional events are a part of the annual US Youth Soccer National Championship Series that features over 10,000 teams, each competing for a chance to advance from state, to region and ultimately the national championship. In addition to the competition, teams are highlighting their talents for numerous college coaches that use the events as a primary recruiting tool.

State champions advance to one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where 926 teams will compete. The Region II Tournament (Midwest) will be held June 24-29 in Fox Cities, WI.

The National Championship field consists of these regional champions and National League representatives.

There is ONE girls teams from Southwest Missouri participating this year, the Springfield SC U15 squad that consists primarily of high school freshman and includes players such as:
Aspen Hawkins, Class 3 District 12 offensive player of the year for the Central Bulldogs as well as 1st Team Central Region honors.
Lydia Holtmann, who got the game-winner for the Springfield Catholic squad in the title game this year
Nicole Ortega, who’s 50 yard run past three defenders into the box created the opportunity for Holtmann
Kindra Lierz, who anchored the Glendale Falcons defense from her goalkeeper position while earning Goalkeeper of the Year honors for Class 3 Southwest Region
Miriam Melugin, who started every game in midfield for Kickapoo
Payton DeHart, who scored 12 goals for Nixa, including 5 game-winners
Emma Chilton, who started at outside defender but became a central midfielder for Parkview in their District title run

The team also includes Nikki Bates, Rebecca Burton, Abby Greene, Morgan Henry, Hannah Kofron, Megan Loethen, Taylor Merritt, Kasey Opfer, Jennifer Pittman, Taylor Stamper, Payton DeHart and Kenzie Dunaway.

Coached by Cory Carr, the girls are ranked #7 in Missouri and will begin play Saturday against Futura FC KCFC, the top-ranked team in the state and #5 in Region II. Only one team will advance to the semifinals so Saturday’s game will be critical if they want to advance. WC St Louis Academy is ranked #4 in Missouri and the top-ranked team in Group B, thus the likely semifinal opponent.

Girls U15 – Bracket A
Springfield SC 95/96, Cory Carr – #7 Missouri
6/11, 5:00 PM FUTURA FC KCFC/FUTURA ACADEMY (MO) SPRINGFIELD S.C. 95/96 I (MO) SLYSA #14
6/13, 5:00 PM MID RIVERS UNITED-PEPPLER (MO) SPRINGFIELD S.C. 95/96 I (MO) SLYSA #07

In addition, Glendale’s Molly Brewer, recently named Offensive MVP for the Class 3 Southwest Region, is playing for the #1 Missouri ranked Scott Gallagher IL 93/94 squad that is playing in U17. Their final group game is against JB Marine Bozesky on Monday. That should determine who advances to the Final where Lou Fusz Premier/Paulsen is the highest ranked team in Bracket B at #4 in Missouri.

Girls U17 – Bracket A

Scott Gallagher IL 93/94, Tony Schmitt – #1 Missouri (Molly Brewer)
6/11, 5:00 PM SLSG IL 93/94 (MO) WC ST. LOUIS WC ST LOUIS (MO) SLYSA #17
6/12, 5:00 PM SLSG IL 93/94 (MO) J B MARINE DEVEREUX (MO) SLYSA #18
6/13, 5:00 PM SLSG IL 93/94 (MO) J B MARINE BOZESKY (MO) SLYSA #15

From Central Missouri, Mid Missouri United U13’s, coached by Columbia College Coach John Klein, along with with Carrera U16’s and Columbia Pride U18’s will compete. Group schedules are included below.

Girls U13 – Bracket C
Mid Missouri United, John Klein – #18 Missouri
6/11, 11:00 AM MID MISSOURI UNITED (MO) LOU FUSZ SC – WAYLAND (MO) SLYSA #16
6/12, 11:00 AM MID MISSOURI UNITED (MO) SLSG PREMEIR NAVY 97/98 (MO) SLYSA #14

Girls U16 – Bracket C
Carrera SC 94/95, Paul Pitchford – #3 Missouri
6/11, 1:00 PM CARRERA SC CARRERA 94/95 (MO) TONY GLAVIN TG LIONS GREEN (MO) SLYSA #14
6/12, 11:00 AM CARRERA SC CARRERA 94/95 (MO) WC ST. LOUIS ACADEMY (MO) SLYSA #17
6/13, 1:00 PM MID RIVERS LARSEN/BLUE (MO) CARRERA SC CARRERA 94/95 (MO) SLYSA #16

The Top 2 teams in the age group are JB Marine Wipke and KC Select who are in the other two brackets.

Womens U18 – Bracket A
Columbia Pride 92/93 Blue, Kevin Roderique – #11 Missouri
6/12, 1:00 PM SLSG NAVY 92/93 (MO) – COLUMBIA PRIDE 92/93 BLUE GIRLS (MO) SLYSA #10
6/13, 1:00 PM COLUMBIA PRIDE 92/93 BLUE GIRLS (MO) – LOU FUSZ SC – SANFILIPPO-BLUE (MO ) SLYSA #10

The Top 2 teams are Gallagher Green Academy and Gallagher Navy which will be the Pride’s opening match. escorts agency