The Ballard girls’ soccer team had two players named to the all-Raccoon River Conference first team for 2017.
Senior forward Steph Knittel and junior defender Nicole Watters were both named to the all-RRC first team from Ballard.
Knittel scored an impressive 27 goals and had three assists on the season as the top offensive threat for the Bombers. Watters anchored a Ballard defense that finished with five shutouts on the season.
The rest of the all-RRC first team was made up of: Adel-Desoto-Minburn’s Sydney Bertman, Izzy LaFollette, Allie Cook, Sydney Canney and Chelsea Bright; Perry’s Natalie Martinez, Grace Marburger and Sydney Guerra; Bondurant-Farrar’s Erin Kruse, Kallan Paulsen and Kelcey Perry; Winterset’s Sara Balch and Carlisle’s Abby Noonan.
Senior midfielder Cassie Smith landed on the all-RRC second team from Ballard. Smith compiled six goals and seven assists on the season.
Sydney Halverson, Samantha Mosher, Erin Rochleau, Karlee Emerson, Olivia Dee, Jill VanErsvelde and Sierra Knight were all named all-RRC honorable mention from Ballard.
Halverson scored 11 goals and dished out one assist, Mosher totaled two assists, Rochleau delivered one goal and assist apiece, Emerson provided quality defense and Dee netted one goal. VanErsvelde finished with two goals and one assist and Knight made 85 saves at keeper.
ADM’s Kelsey Gaffney was named the RRC Coach of the Year.
All-RRC girls’ soccer teams
First team: F - Sydney Bertman (Sr.), ADM; Izzy LaFollette (Jr.), ADM; Natalie Martinez (So.), Perry; Erin Kruse (Sr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Steph Knittel (Sr.), Ballard. MF - Allie Cook (Sr.), ADM; Kallan Paulsen (Jr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Sydney Canney (Jr.), ADM; Sara Balch (Sr.), Winterset; Abby Noonan (Fr.), Carlisle; Grace Marburger (Sr.), Perry. D - Chelsea Bright (Sr.), ADM; Kelcey Perry (Sr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Sydney Guerra (Jr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Nicole Watters (Jr.), Ballard.
Second team: F - Ceora LeClaire (Jr.), Carlisle; Molly Lutmer (Fr.), Perry; Marina Brightman (So.), Winterset. MF - Carli Hansen (Jr.), ADM; Mariah McNamara (Jr.), Perry; Emma De Costa (Fr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Cassie Smith (Jr.), Ballard; Carly Herrera (Fr.), Perry; Jordan Hook (Jr.), ADM. D - Silvia Angel (Jr.), ADM; Lizzie Arnburg (So.), Winterset; Carson Beresford (Jr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Joselyn Perla (Sr.), Perry. GK - Alayna Gray (Sr.), Winterset.
Honorable mention: Sydney Halverson (So.), Ballard; Samantha Mosher (So.), Ballard, Erin Rochleau (So.), Ballard; Karlee Emerson (So.), Ballard; Olivia Dee (So.), Ballard; Jill Van Ersvelde (Sr.), Ballard; Sierra Knight (So.), Ballard; Lydia Johnson (Fr.), Bondurant-Farrar; Kate Tidman (So.), Bondurant-Farrar; Grace Hintze (So.), Bondurant-Farrar; Sophia Fett (So.), Carlisle; Amie Berndt (Jr.), Carlisle; Sydney Halbur (Sr.), Carroll; Madeline Wittry (Sr.), Carroll; Jaqueline Guardado (Fr.), Perry; Bryn Steffen (So.), Perry; Lizzie Wangler (Fr.), Winterset; Sophia Pastorino (Fr.), Winterset; Emma Dole (Fr.), Winterset; Delaney Bertman (Fr.), ADM; Delaney Barton (Fr.), ADM; Elle Hook (Fr.), ADM.
Coach of the Year: Kelsey Gaffney, ADM.