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Wildcats place seven on all-league girls soccer team

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg juniors Mackenzie Scholtz (left) and Trinity Moore were recently named to the All-Frontier League first team. They were two of seven Wildcats selected to the all-league squad.

The Louisburg girls soccer team had another historic season as the Wildcats advanced to the Class 4-1A state championship match for the second year in a row and they had several key pieces that helped them along the way.

Those pieces caught the eye of the Frontier League coaches when they recently sat down to vote on the all-league team. When all was said and done, the Wildcats had seven players on the all-league squad and two first team selections.

“All-league was productive for us, but I felt we could have done better to be quite honest,” Louisburg coach Kyle Conley said. “These awards are only possible because of a fantastic group of girls around them. These type of individual awards are only possible with a team.”

Juniors Mackenzie Scholtz and Trinity Moore were selected to the first team and were two of the team’s main offensive threats. Scholtz was named to the all-league squad as a forward and Moore as a midfielder.

Scholtz had her best season as a Wildcat as she set a school record with 39 goals on the season to go along with six assists. She also had nine hat tricks, which is also a new school record.

“Mackenzie was an absolute beast for us up top,” Conley said. “She took great strides this season and has set the bar extremely high for herself going forward. I am really excited to see what next year holds for her.”

Moore was an all-league defensive player last season, but made to the move to the outside midfield spot and handled her new position well. She finished the year with 12 goals and six assists.

“Trinity really adjusted well after a position change last year,” Conley said. “She was very explosive and attacked a lot. She has a ton of endurance and that made her very explosive attacking the outside.”

Louisburg’s second leading scorer, Erin Lemke, was also recognized for her effort. Lemke was named as a second team forward after she finished with 14 goals and a team-high 17 assists on the season. She was one assist away from tying a school record.

“Erin is one of the hardest working kids I have ever coached,” Conley said. “She has only played soccer for three years and she has grown so much. She is a handful to defend and plays with such a high motor. She is a coach’s dream with her work ethic and how coachable she is.”

Louisburg junior Erin Lemke (left) and senior Carson Buffington were named to the all-league second team.

The Wildcats’ defense had a big presence on the all-league squad as senior Kaitlyn Lewer, sophomore Madison Quinn and senior goalie Carson Buffington were also named to the second team. Senior defender Camdyn Clark was selected as an honorable mention.

Louisburg recorded 13 shutouts on the season and a .952 goals against average, which are both school records.

 “Carson is in her third year ever playing soccer,” Conley said. “She started her sophomore year and has grown so much. She is a gifted three sport athlete and it shows in her ability to play goalkeeper. This is her first year as our starting varsity goalkeeper and she was incredible.

“Kaitlyn has been a shutdown defender for us all season. She started at outside back, but was moved to centerback after Camdyn got hurt. She shows up each and every day and plays as hard as she can. She played fantastic. Madison is in her second year of playing soccer, and has excelled at outside back. She at times might have a rare issue, but it’s only because of her inexperience. She has a great work ethic and that happy go lucky attitude. She played almost every minute of every game for us this season. 

Sophomore Madison Quinn (left), senior Kaitlyn Lewer (middle) were named to the all-league second team and senior Camdyn Clark was selected as an honorable mention.

“Camdyn was our starting centerback, but her season was once again cut short in our game against Baldwin,” Conley continued. “She hurt her meniscus and will have surgery within the next couple weeks. She helped our team to 5 of our 11 shutouts. She was having a fantastic year until her injury. She started every game of her high school career from her freshman year until this injury. She put her heart and soul into this program and was voted by her teammates as captain the past two years. I feel she earned this nomination because of her play over the first eight games of our season.”

ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE SOCCER

FIRST TEAM

MIDFIELD – Caitlin Countryman, Baldwin, senior; Trinity Moore, Louisburg, junior; Mallory Smith, Spring Hill, senior

FORWARD – Anna Burnett, Baldwin, junior; Mackenzie Scholtz, Louisburg, junior; Kaylen Dawson, Spring Hill, junior

DEFENSE – Josie Boyle, Baldwin, junior; Bianna Andrade, Piper, senior; Jalyn Stevenson, Spring Hill, sophomore

UTILITY – Kate Erpelding, Eudora, sophomore

GOALKEEPER – Paige Ellis, Baldwin, senior

SECOND TEAM

MIDFIELD – Kassandra Green, Bonner Springs, senior; Ryia Richardson, Piper, sophomore; Anna Stockman, Tonganoxie, sophomore

FORWARD – Erin Lemke, Louisburg, junior; Jessica Thomas, Piper, sophomore; Anna Soetaert, Tonganoxie, senior

DEFENSE – Lauren Russell, Baldwin, sophomore; Kaitlyn Lewer, Louisburg, senior; Madison Quinn, Louisburg, sophomore

UTILITY – Riley Smith, Baldwin, freshman

GOALKEEPER – Carson Buffington, Louisburg, senior

HONORABLE MENTION

MIDFIELD – Emelynn Cruce, Ottawa; Lexi Miles, Piper, sophomore; Grayson Murphy, Spring Hill, junior; Mallory Putnam, Spring Hill, sophomore

FORWARD – Cambria Crowe, Baldwin, sophomore; Trinity Jones, Bonner Springs, senior; Lexi Dillon, Spring Hill, sophomore

DEFENSE – Mercedes Madlock, Bonner Springs, freshman; Camdyn Clark, Louisburg, senior; Kaylin Wisdom, Ottawa

UTILITY – Emma Tucker, Bonner Springs, senior; Olivia Morton, Ottawa, freshman; Riley Porter, Piper, sophomore

GOALKEEPER – Emery Mounce, Spring Hill, junior

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