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St. Mary's lands 5 on all-state first team

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St. Mary’s senior forwards Meghan Michels and Maddie Wheelock were each named to the Class 3A/2A/1A all-state first team in girls soccer, while the Crusader boys soccer team landed three on the first-team list in seniors Luka Cvijanovic and Parker Lam and junior Milan Bobek.

All five St. Mary’s standouts played key roles in helping their respective teams advance to the state semifinal round.

Michels wrapped up her senior season with 31 goals and 20 assists, while Wheelock tallied 31 goals with 24 assists. Michels managed eight hat tricks overall, while Wheelock had six in helping the Crusaders secure their 11th straight conference title.

Cvijanovic helped control the midfield all season for St. Mary’s, while Bobek proved to be the team’s leading playmaker at forward and Lam supplied an anchor to the Crusaders’ defense.

Earning second-team all-state honors in girls soccer were St. Mary’s senior defender Grace Weber and Cascade Christian junior Braelyn Day, with Cascade Christian senior goalkeeper Audrey Quast gaining honorable mention recognition.

In boys soccer, Cascade Christian sophomore Jonathan McCoy was a second-team all-state selection with St. Mary’s senior defender Andrew Michaels. McCoy previously earned the District 5 player of the year award after netting 27 goals with 16 assists.

Honorable mention boys honors went to St. Mary’s senior midfielder Preston Jernigan and Rogue Valley Adventist sophomore forward Ian Cheshires.

Catlin Gabel swept the top girls soccer honors with player of the year Sophie Wand, goalkeeper of the year Ally Priest and coach of the year Chris Dorough.

Oregon Episcopal School received similar recognition on the boys soccer list with player of the year Mason Lee, goalkeeper of the year Thomas Hochman and coach of the year David Rosenberg.

Maddie Wheelock, (3). scores a goal in the first half against Trojan defender Chayanne Van Allen, (4), as St. Mary's forward Meghan Michels, (2), looks on. Photo by Denise Baratta
St. Mary's seniors Maddie Wheelock, Meghan Michels and Gabi Castillo show off their playmaking skills during Wednesday's 9-0 win over Rogue River. KRIS HENRY / MAIL TRIBUNEThumbnail