Nobody has really found ways to slow down Sheboygan South’s girls soccer team this season.
The Redwings steadily marched through the regular season, capping their campaign with a share of the Fox River Classic Conference title — the first time the program has won a league crown — before advancing to the Division 1 sectionals this week.
Little surprise, then, that the all-conference rosters are loaded with names from South’s lineup. Rachel Van Sluys improved on her Offensive Player of the Year title from last season, taking the conference’s overall Player of the Year status this spring. Paul Rivas was named the conference’s Coach of the Year.
Teammates Mimi Pulido and Stacie Stone joined Van Sluys on the All-FRCC first team. All three are juniors. Meanwhile, Redwings seniors Kara Selk and Rachel Smith earned nods to the all-conferences second team and honorable mention rosters, respectively.
Sheboygan North junior Abby Klokow earned a first-team all-conference nod, while Golden Raiders’ teammate and junior Paige Kukla took a spot on the honorable mention list.
The honor continues a string of strong seasons for Van Sluys, who has led South in scoring the past two seasons. She earned a first-team all-conference nod last year, when she was awarded the league’s Offensive Player of the Year honor. Rivas was also named Coach of the Year again last season as well.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rachel Van Sluys, jr., Sheboygan South
COACH OF THE YEAR
Paul Rivas, Sheboygan South
Forward — Rachel Van Sluys, jr., Sheboygan South; Mim Pulido, jr., Sheboygan South; Morgan Nohr, jr., Green Bay East; Carmen Villarruel, sr., De Pere.
Midfield — Stacie Stone, jr., Sheboygan South; Mallory Geurts, sr., Green Bay Preble; Jess Splittgerber, sr., De Pere; Kayla Niccum, jr., Green Bay Southwest; Taylor Archibald, jr., Bay Port.
Defense — Abby Klockow, jr., Sheboygan North; Alyssa Florack, sr., Notre Dame; Elsie Meyers, jr., Bay Port; Maddie Miller, sr., De Pere.
Keeper — Megan Lindstrom, sr., De Pere.
Forward — Claire Tomashek, jr., Pulaski.
Midfield — Sara Santaga, jr., Notre Dame; Alyson Reum, sr., Green Bay East; Katie Fife, sr., Notre Dame; Jenna Zellner, sr., Bay Port; Madison Jones, sr., Manitowoc Lincoln; Erin Huffer, sr., Green Bay Southwest.
Defense — Kara Selk, sr., Sheboygan South; Claire Schiable, jr., Ashwaubenon; Kasey King, jr., Green Bay Preble; Reece Ebert, jr., De Pere; Maria Schumacher, sr., Green Bay Preble.
Keeper — Alysha Kallas, sr., Green Bay East.
Forward — Paige Kukla, jr., Sheboygan North.
Midfield — Yemegn Zenko, jr., Green Bay West.
Defense — Rachel Smith, sr., Sheboygan South; Beth Solway, so., Green Bay West; Olivia LaPlante, jr., Green Bay Southwest; Claire Cuene, so., Ashwaubenon; Annika Kussow, jr., Notre Dame.
Keeper — Elle Woleske, jr., Notre Dame; Courtney Griffith, sr., Manitowoc Lincoln.