Meet the 2019 Northwest Herald Girls Soccer All-Area team.
Nikki Anderson, Prairie Ridge, sr., F – Anderson scored an area-best 37 goals and added 18 assists this season for a high-powered Prairie Ridge team that scored 3.8 goals a game. Anderson is the 2019 Northwest Herald Girls Soccer Player of the Year and was one of two local players to earn IHSSCA All-State honors.
Emma Dorn, Woodstock, sr., F – Dorn’s 26 goals led a Blue Streaks team that finished second in the Kishwaukee River Conference. She also contributed 12 assists. Dorn recorded four hat tricks during the season.
Abby Eriksen, Prairie Ridge, sr., F – It’s hard for any player to score 25 goals and finish second on her team in scoring. Eriksen was one of the top scorers in McHenry County, despite not leading her team in goals. Behind Anderson’s 37 goals, Eriksen produced 25 goals and a team-leading 21 assists.
Taylor Prerost, Woodstock North, sr., F – Prerost graduates as the all-time scoring leader in the Woodstock North girls soccer program with 69 career goals. She scored 26 goals this season and also had a team-high 13 assists.
Jenna Stayart, Cary-Grove, so., M/F – Stayart was McHenry County’s other IHSSCA All-State selection besides Anderson. Stayart scored 28 goals to lead the Trojans to a share of the Fox Valley Conference title. Cary-Grove won its third straight regional title and reached a Class 3A sectional final.
Cassie Kowalski, Jacobs, sr., M – Kowalski was the engine in the middle of the field that made the Golden Eagles go. Jacobs lost a heartbreaking, 5-4, Class 3A regional championship match against Hononegah. Kowalski helped Jacobs to a fourth-place finish in the FVC.
Megan Wozniak, Crystal Lake Central, sr., D/M – Wozniak was the second-leading scorer (12 goals) on a team that made the deepest postseason run in the area. She added five assists while playing a major role in the Tigers’ defensive effort. Her free-kick goal in the final minute of a 1-0 win over Prairie Ridge gave the Tigers their first sectional championship in program history.
Maddie Jannusch, Cary-Grove, sr., D – Cary-Grove’s 17 goals against was one of the lowest totals in the area, especially considering that five of those goals came in an early-season loss to St. Charles North. A tall, strong defender, Jannusch was a leader on the back line for the Trojans.
Abby Klimkowski, Prairie Ridge, sr., D – Klimkowski commonly marked up against opponents’ best players. She captained a Wolves defense that allowed only 16 goals in 23 games. She will play at Division I Purdue Fort Wayne in the fall.
Ellie Montford, Crystal Lake Central, jr., D – Montford patrolled the back line for a Tigers team that prevailed in a lot of tight matches. Central allowed 26 goals in 23 games and at one point won 10 games in a row. Montford’s play on the back line was one reason why.
McKenna Sheehan, Cary-Grove, sr., GK – Sheehan played only one season for the Trojans but helped guide them to another regional title and a sectional championship game. Sheehan will play goalkeeper at Division I Missouri next fall.
Emma Bolanowski, Crystal Lake Central, so., F
Avery Fitzgerald, Huntley, sr., F
Katelyn Skibinski, Dundee-Crown, jr., F
Shea Jones, Woodstock North, jr., M
Grace Rokos, Crystal Lake Central, jr., M
Baylee Vincent, Jacobs, sr., M/F
Alyssa Costantino, Huntley, sr., D
Megan Harbeck, Cary-Grove, sr., D
Reanne Weil, Prairie Ridge, jr., D/M
Cameron Wormley, Woodstock, jr., D/M
Diana Santillan, Dundee-Crown, sr., GK
Dominique Anderson, Jacobs, jr., F
Annie Bantner, McHenry, so., GK
Taylor Bittenbender, Crystal Lake Central, sr., M
Braidy Ceh, Huntley, sr., M
Emma Chudik, Crystal Lake South, so., M/F
Sam Gablenz, Prairie Ridge, so., GK
Chelsea Gale, Prairie Ridge, so., M
Katie Glowinski, Cary-Grove, sr., M
Abby Gunwall, Prairie Ridge, sr., D
Charlie Holas, Richmond-Burton, sr., D
Maddie Hughes, Woodstock, jr., M
Kenedi Jones, Cary-Grove, so., M/F
Megan Langdon, Crystal Lake South, fr., D
Anastasia Mazzanti, Woodstock North, jr., M
Maria Mercado, Harvard, sr., GK
Erica Novy, Crystal Lake Central, jr., M
Nora Ryan, Crystal Lake Central, so., GK
Madison Shines, Marengo, sr., F
Celia Tafoya, Woodstock, so., M
Zoe Villont, Marian Central, jr., D/M
Veronica Walker, Hampshire, jr., F
Alyssa Xanos, Huntley sr., M