Soccer

High school girls soccer: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

Crystal Lake South's goalkeeper Annika Sevcik kicks the ball during the first half against Jacobs on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Algonquin. South won, 4-1.
Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com
Crystal Lake South's goalkeeper Annika Sevcik kicks the ball during the first half against Jacobs on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Algonquin. South won, 4-1. Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

FIRST TEAM

Annika Sevcik

Crystal Lake South, sr., GK

Sevcik anchored a Crystal Lake South defense that allowed only 12 goals in 22 games, keeping 14 shutouts. When she was scored upon, they almost always minimized the damage, allowing more than one goal on only two occasions. She was named Northwest Herald Female Athlete of the Year for her soccer and basketball play.

Jenna Ross

Crystal Lake South, sr., D

Ross was the vocal leader of South’s stingy defense. As an outside back she was defensively tenacious and adept at getting forward. In addition to her defensive work, Ross contributed a team-high 18 assists and scored six goals.

Gabrielle Fanning

Prairie Ridge, sr., D

Fanning led a Wolves defense that conceded 20 goals in 20 games and kept 11 shutouts. Fanning was calm and skilled on the ball, able to defend and then play out of pressure. She also chipped in three assists.

Sam Huestis

Huntley, sr., D

Huestis was a leader and reliable in the center of Huntley’s defense. “Her speed and understanding allowed her to stop threats over and over throughout the season,” Red Raiders coach Kris Grabner said.

Teagan Jones

Cary-Grove, jr., M/F

Jones helped lead the Trojans to third place in the FVC and a regional title, finishing with 15 goals and 11 assists. Able to play up front or drop into the midfield, Jones was skilled with the ball at her feet, always thinking a pass ahead and trying to get teammates involved, making her one of the most dangerous attackers in the area.

Jess Schoenfeldt

Crystal Lake South, sr., M

Schoenfeldt, the 2017 Northwest Herald Girls Soccer Player of the Year, led the Gators to a perfect FVC record and second consecutive regional title. A strong two-way player, Schoenfeldt was pushed higher up in the midfield this season and allowed to attack more. That resulted in her scoring a team-high 25 goals and assisting on 13 more.

Amber Humphres

Johnsburg, jr., M/F

Humphres, a dynamic winger, was involved in more goals than any other Skyhawk and played a key role in their run to a third-place finish at the Class 1A state tournament. Humphres finished the season with 21 goals and 15 assists, including a hat trick in the third-place match, a goal in the state semifinals, the game-winner in the supersectional and a goal in the sectional final.

Taylor Piggott

Johnsburg, sr., F

PIggott led the Skyhawks with 23 goals on the season and chipped in six assists. The senior helped drive the Skyhawks’ postseason run, scoring in the regional final, sectional final (the game-winner), supersectional and Class 1A third-place match.

Makena Silber

Prairie Ridge, jr., F

Silber moved to the area in the summer and fit right in with the Wolves. Boasting dangerous movement off the ball and probably the area's most powerful shot, Silber scored 28 goals and assisted on seven more before suffering a knee injury in the regional final.

Courtney Sengstock

Crystal Lake South, sr., F

Sengstock provided the speed up top for the Gators, stretching defenses and scoring goals. Her ability to work primarily by herself up top, holding off defenders, chasing down long balls and finishing, helped open the field for South. Sengstock scored 15 goals and added six assists for the FVC-champion Gators.

Kelly Stayart

Cary-Grove, jr., F

Stayart was a dynamic forward with speed that made her difficult for defenses to deal with and forced adjustments from opponents. She was able to finish her chances and create for teammates, scoring nine goals and assisting on nine more.

SECOND TEAM

Emily Pasetes, Jacobs, sr., GK

Raquel Hess, Crystal Lake South, jr., D

Kelly Gaede, Crystal Lake South, sr., D

Alivia Siudak, Johnsburg, sr., D

Maddie Jannusch, Cary-Grove, so., D

Shae Giovanni, Johnsburg, sr., M

Alexis Petersen, Prairie Ridge, sr., M

Maddie West, Crystal Lake Central, sr., M

Melissa Bear, Prairie Ridge, sr., M

Emma Dorn, Woodstock, so., M/F

Jena Berkland, Prairie Ridge, jr., M/F

HONORABLE MENTION

Baylee Kramer, Crystal Lake Central, sr., D

Taylor Bittenbender, Crystal Lake South, so., M

Braylin Mensik, Dundee-Crown, jr., F

Katelyn Skibinski, Dundee-Crown, fr., M

Mattea Huerta, Hampshire, jr., M

Liz Sanchez, Harvard, sr., M

Tayah Owens, Huntley, sr., D

Maddie Belo, Jacobs, jr., M

Cassie Kowalski, Jacobs, so., M

Heather Hoffmann, Jacobs, sr., D

Karissa Gottardo, Jacobs, sr., M

Kaitlin Shepard, Marengo, sr., D/M

Karlie Blaz, Marian Central, sr., F

Erika Dacanay Marian Central, sr., M/F

Abagail Diedrich, McHenry, sr., GK

Emily Perhats, Prairie Ridge, jr., F

Nikki Anderson, Prairie Ridge, so., M

Gabby Ross, Richmond-Burton, sr., M

Sarah Kitterman, Richmond-Burton, jr., M

Autumn Overly, Woodstock, jr., F

Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., M

Daniela Miranda, Woodstock North, sr., M/F

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