Jenny Barr, St. Charles North, Sr., D
An all-sectional selection, the Miami (Ohio) recruit has used her athleticism on North’s back line to accept coach Ruth Vostal’s challenge to mark some of the state’s most talented players.
Shannon Rasmussen, St. Charles East, Sr., D
Rasmussen maintained her attacking mindset despite shifting to East’s defense early this season as an outside back. Her left-footed cracks added sizzle to the Saints’ set pieces.
Delaney Stryczek, Kaneland, Sr., D
Leader of a Kaneland defense that posted 15 shutouts in 20 matches. Hiram College recruit was named Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference co-MVP.
Amanda Hilton, St. Charles East, Sr., M
The Kane County Chronicle Girls Soccer Player of the Year led East with 17 goals and 13 assists while winning balls at a remarkable clip to give the IHSA Class 3A state runner-up a sizable edge in possession. Will play collegiately at Nebraska.
Jordyn Sundberg, Aurora Central Catholic, Jr., M
Sundberg’s 16 goals and four assists were huge for an ACC team that at times was offensively challenged. The ambidextrous center-midfielder was able to extend her accuracy well beyond the 18-yard box.
Annie Waldoch, Geneva, Sr., M
A four-year starter and two-year captain for the Vikings, Waldoch possessed the strongest leg on Geneva’s team and put it to good use as a valuable two-way force in the Vikings’ midfield.
Taylor Van Thournout, St. Francis, Jr., M
Van Thournout was voted team MVP after averaging “about a goal a game,” St. Francis coach Jim Winslow said. Developed tremendous chemistry with fellow scoring threat Andrea Ravlin for injury-plagued Spartans.
Mary Landry, Geneva, Jr., M/F
Promising junior voted Vikings’ MVP despite playing on senior-dominated team. Led Vikings with 17 goals and “was clutch for us in some very key games,” Geneva coach Megan Owens said.
Sophie Pohl, St. Charles North, Sr., F
The powerfully built Toledo recruit’s 15 goals almost doubled anyone else’s scoring output for the Upstate Eight Conference River and regional champion North Stars. Also supplied 12 assists.
Darcy Cunningham, St. Charles East, Jr., F
Cunningham was second on East in goals (15) and first in assists (15), proving a slippery mark in 1-v-1 battles. “I saw a genuine confidence in her this year,” East coach Paul Jennison said. “The second half in the state semifinal, she was the best player on the pitch by a mile. No one could handle her.”
Lauren Frasca, Rosary, Sr., GK
Rosary team captain finished with nine shutouts while also chipping in four goals and two assists in occasional duties as a field player. The DePaul recruit was instrumental in Rosary’s penalty-kick shootout, shutout win over Kaneland in a regional championship match.
Brittany Olson, Kaneland, Sr., F
Andrea Ravlin, St. Francis, Sr., F
Karina Rosales, Batavia, Jr., F
Alyssa Brandt, St. Charles North, Sr., M
Anna Corirossi, St. Charles East, Sr., M
Abby Olson, Wheaton Academy, Sr., M
Maggie Bodine, Geneva, Sr., D
Corky Hart, St. Francis, Jr., D
Mallory Mollenhauer, St. Charles East, Jr., D
Megan O’Leary, St. Charles North, Sr., D
Samantha Hauser, Geneva, Sr., GK
Courtney Diddell, Kaneland, Jr., M; Hanna Durocher, St. Charles North, Jr., M; Ali Grimm, Batavia, Jr., D; Tory Herbst, Geneva, Sr., D; Sophie Jendrzeczyk, St. Charles East, Jr., F; Quincy Kellett, Rosary, Jr., F; Michaela Loebel, Geneva, Sr., F; Madison Jurcenko, Kaneland, Jr., M; Bry Mandarino, Aurora Central Catholic, So., GK; Megan McEachern, Batavia, So., M/F; Kelli Santo Paulo, St. Charles East, Jr., M; Gretchen Pearson, Wheaton Academy, Fr., F; Kendra Sheehan, St. Charles East, Sr., GK; Molly Stanfa, Geneva, Sr., D; Molly Thorson, Wheaton Academy, Jr., D