Four members of the North Polk girls’ soccer team were given all-state recognition in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Seniors Joy Smith and Courtney Bonewitz and junior Sawyer Elwell were named to the IGCA first team in 1A. Senior Gracie Harmeyer landed on the second team.
Smith netted an impressive 35 goals with nine assists on the season. She did this despite sitting out large stretches in lopsided games for a Comet team that went 17-3 and reached the state semifinals in Class 1A.
Bonewitz stepped up her role on offense this year, and was a big reason why North Polk won the Heart of Iowa Conference and advanced to state. She finished with 12 assists and nine goals.
Elwell was the last line for a tremendous Comet defense that allowed six goals all season. Harmeyer was also a valuable part of that defense as a defensive center-mid, helping North Polk total 14 shutouts.
Joining Smith, Bonewitz and Elwell on the 1A first-team this season were: Nevada’s Abby Stephenson, Holly Coogler and Kaylee Kruschwitz; Center Point-Urbana’s Alexa Brooker and Raegan DuFoe; Tri-Center’s Alyssa Baatz and Tillie Heim; Davenport Assumption’s Annie Argo and Molly Gervase; Council Bluffs St. Albert’s Emily Recher and Kalyn Wettengel; Denver’s Johnnie Hill; Solon’s Josie Durr; Columbus Catholic’s Kiera Cabrera and Gilbert’s Olivia Stearns.
The rest of the 1A second team was made up of: Assumption’s Bridget Poster; Denver’s Carlie Knoll and McKenna Pollock; Gilbert’s Emily Branson, Jazlyn Cornelius and Lauren Rosburg; St. Albert’s Emily Casson, Maggie Wettengel and Teagan Blackburn; Hudson’s Emma Eden; Tri-Center’s Emma McDonald and Samantha Brich; Fairfield’s Emma Rosner and Kristin Burnstedt; Columbus Catholic’s Grace Surma and Olivia Fain; Harlan’s Haley Arkfeld; Western Christian’s Jordyn Marra; Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck Kat Wild and Maddie McMartin and Aplington-Parkersburg’s McKenna Tingle.
Tri-Center’s Jeff Lefeber was named 1A Coach of the Year