Thirteen western Iowa girls soccer players have earned all-state recognition by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association, including six who picked up first-team honors.
The first-team selections are Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson junior forward Sam Arnold in Class 2-A, along with five in 1-A: Sioux City Heelan junior forward Sam Tymkowicz and senior goalkeeper Haley Nelson, Council Bluffs St. Albert senior forward Allie Cox and junior defender Emma Munger, and Tri-Center junior forward Kaylee Grote.
Four of the seven second-team choices are in 2-A: Council Bluffs Lewis Central senior forward Brooke Jensen, Sioux City East senior forward Amy Grause and senior goalkeeper Deianira Felts, and Thomas Jefferson senior defender Tina Elliff. Three St. Albert seniors made the 1-A second team — goalkeeper Katie Kuck, midfielder Faye Assmann and defender Nevada Meis.
Western Iowa featured four of the state's top seven scorers. Grote led with 49, Cox was third with 43, Arnold was sixth with 34 and Jensen tied for seventh with 30.
First team: Katharine Woodruff, Jr., Ames; Aubree Larson, Jr., Ankeny; Sara Brandt, Jr., Ankeny; Kaela Dickerman, Jr., CR Kennedy; Tory Harmon, Sr., CR Kennedy; Jensen Sevening, So., Linn-Mar; Olivia Garcia, So., Linn-Mar; Grace Nichols, Sr., WDM Valley; Allison Bitter, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; Taylor Evans, Sr., Urbandale; Nikki Inskeep, Sr., Ankeny; Jayne Heinrich, Sr., Iowa City West.
Second team: Katie Moore, Sr., Bettendorf; Emily Feltes, Jr., CR Kennedy; Madie Avery, Sr., WDM Dowling; Madison Astgen, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Alli Peterson, Jr., Iowa City West; Ellie Bunz, Sr., Waukee; Rachel Muse, Sr., Waukee; Taylor Woods, Sr., Waukee; Halle Boyer, Sr., Ankeny; Madison Scheldrup, Jr., Linn-Mar; Katie Culhane, So., Ames; Rylie Frese, So., Linn-Mar.
First team: Lauren Hofmann, Sr., ADM; Megan Burditt, Sr., ADM; Sam Arnold, Jr., CB Thomas Jefferson; Rachel McCarthy, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Bri Schroder, Sr., Pella; Gabi Meirick, Sr., Pella; Kayla Armstrong, Sr., CR Xavier; Sammi Shepard, Sr., CR Xavier; Shelby Bowersox, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Heather Van Wyk, Sr., Pella; Lauren O'Brien, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Sarah Chicchelly, Sr., CR Xavier.
Second team: Brooke Jensen, Sr., CB Lewis Central; Malia Durr, Fr., Grinnell; Kaylie Rhoads, Sr., Newton; Hali Van Velzen, Sr., Norwalk; Allie DeMeulenaere, Sr., Pella; Jillian Sagers, Sr., Pella; Amy Grause, Sr., Sioux City East; Monica Busse, Sr., CR Xavier; Tina Elliff, Sr., CB Thomas Jefferson; Erin Sharp, Sr., Norwalk; Zoe Vermeer, Sr., Pella; Deianira, Sr., Sioux City East.
WI honorable mention: CB Abraham Lincoln: Ali Heithoff. CB Lewis Central: Allie Dmyterko, Michaela Ruis, Taylor Thomas. Glenwood: Alicia Leu, Kristen Nakamoto, Sydney Gutschenritter. Harlan: Cheryl Kleffman. Nodaway Valley/WCV/AC: Abbie Standley, Allie Fillman, Cheyenne Wagner, Robin Walhovd.
First team: Rose Ripslinger, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Danielle Moore, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Maddie Irmen, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Sam Tymkowicz, Jr., Sioux City Heelan; Allison Cox, Sr., CB St. Albert; Jessica Wooldridge, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Katie Wick, Jr., Iowa City Regina; Kaylee Grote, Jr., Tri-Center; Emma Munger, Jr., CB St. Albert; Reagan Saunders, So., Nevada; Sydney Lunardi, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Haley Nelson, Sr., Sioux City Heelan.
Second team: Faye Assmann, Sr., CB St. Albert; Arika Wooldridge, Fr., Center Point-Urbana; Alexis Davis, Sr., Denver; Jenny Wick, Fr., Iowa City Regina; Tori Lust, Sr., Iowa City Regina; Elli Cassabaum, So., Nevada; Michaela Matuska, So., Nevada; Ashlee Sinnott, Sr., Waterloo Columbus; Nevada Meis, Sr., CB St. Albert; Danielle Thomsen, Sr., Nevada; Katie Kuck, Sr., CB St. Albert; Clara Sporrer, Fr., Nevada.
WI honorable mention: Tri-Center: Sara Stangl, Kirsten Lehan. Underwood: Tiffany Oliver.
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