Crusaders dominate league honors
The St. Mary’s girls soccer team took home a bundle of District 5 awards recently, earning player of the year, goalkeeper of the year and coach of the year honors.
Junior midfielder MaryBeth Barnum was named the player of the year, senior Viv Juncal goalkeeper of the year and Dave Potter coach of the year for the Crusaders, who had six first-team selections.
St. Mary’s finished 13-1 and 8-0 in league play.
Barnum, a three-time first-team pick, recorded 10 goals and a team-best 15 assists while playing a crucial setup role.
“I wish there were statistics for this,” Potter said. “The leadup for a goal or an assist. She would have another 20 of those. That is her role: to create for the players around her.”
In 14 matches, Juncal logged over 800 minutes in-goal and only allowed two goals. Playing behind a stingy defense, she and the Crusaders gave up just 12 shots on frame. She assisted greatly with possession play in the back and on-field coaching, Potter said. St. Mary’s other first-teamers were Emily Elmore (who had a team-best 22 goals with seven assists), Rose Alvarez, Emily Frank and Sophia Dewing.
Cascade Christian had three first-team picks — Cheyanne Auchard, Jillian Emard and Erika Worthington — while Rogue River’s Keelie Worthington and Sequoia Poston and Illinois Valley’s Kynan Nordal and Aundrea Miller also made the list.
District 5 Girls Soccer
Player of the year: MaryBeth Barnum, St. Mary’s
Coach of the year: Dave Potter, St. Mary’s
Goalkeeper of the year: Viv Juncal, St. Mary’s
MaryBeth Barnum, jr., M, St. Mary’s; Rose Alvarez, sr., D, St. Mary’s; Emily Frank, sr., D/M, St. Mary’s; Cheyanne Auchard, sr., M, Cascade Christian; Jillian Emard, sr., D, Cascade Christian; Keelie Worthington, jr., S, Rogue River; Emily Elmore, jr., F, St. Mary’s; Kynan Nordal, jr., S, Illinois Valley; Aundrea Miller, so., CM, Illinois Valley; Sophia Dewing, sr., D, St. Mary’s; Sequoia Poston, jr., M, Rogue River; Erika Worthington, so., F, Cascade Christian; Viv Juncal, sr., GK, St. Mary’s.
Jenna Worthington, fr., F/M, Cascade Christian; Faith Witham, so., M/F, Lakeview; Ellie Hough, jr., W, St. Mary’s; Annie Teehan, jr., F, Rogue River; Makenzie Hickman, jr., M/F, Cascade Christian; Amanda Armas, so., D, Cascade Christian; Lily Cusumano, so., S, Illinois Valley; Irenna Stiebs, jr., F, Rogue River; Lilli Knudsen, sr., F, St. Mary’s; Dolli Alexander, jr., D/F, Lakeview; Chawna Crawford, sr., GK, Illinois Valley.
Haley Reed, so., M, Cascade Christian; Caitlyn McVeigh, sr., S, Rogue River; Erika Anderson, sr., LB, Illinois Valley; McKenna Albertson, sr., LM, Lakeview; Miranda Conley, sr., GK, Lakeview; Samantha Mantlo, jr., GK, Rogue River; Kricket Lyle, sr., LW, St. Mary’s; Jessica Weber, sr., GK, Cascade Christian; Bayley Moody, jr., D, Rogue River; Mikael Cusumano, sr., F, Illinois Valley; Sierra Lindsley, so., D, Lakeview.