Meet the first team | 2019 N-G All-Area girls' soccer

Meet the first team | 2019 N-G All-Area girls' soccer

Nyah Biegler | Mahomet-Seymour, D/M, Soph.

Why she made the team: A stalwart part of both a potent offense and a shutdown defense, Biegler recorded seven goals and 12 assists while also helping the Bulldogs to permit, on average, less than half a goal per match.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see any Lollapalooza concert. ... Before I compete, I eat a banana and drink one 5-hour ENERGY (sometimes two if I need it). ... In my dream career, I would be an anesthesiologist. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Kevin De Bruyne. ... My favorite TV show is "Criminal Minds." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Jesus, Pep Guardiola and David Beckham.

Three items on my bucket list: Go on a mission trip to Peru, go to Europe to see a Champions League game and go skydiving.

Megan Clavey | St. Thomas More, F, Soph.

Why she made the team: Clavey found the back of the net more often than any other Saber in a 13-9-2 campaign, producing 14 markers to go with four helpers en route to a Class 1A regional final appearance.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Khalid. ... Before I compete, I eat a whole footlong sandwich. ... In my dream career, I would be an anesthesiologist. ... My favorite subject to study in school is I don't really care as long as I get to sleep in class. ... My favorite athlete is Alex Morgan. ... My favorite TV show is "Phineas and Ferb." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Kathy Goryll, Taylor Swift and Christy Gibas.

Three items on my bucket list: Sleep for a whole day, skydive and live in the mountains.

Olivia DeVriese | Centennial, F, Sr.

Why she made the team: The future Loras College (Iowa) soccer athlete notched 15 goals and six assists for a Class 2A regional finalist, accounting for nearly a third of the Chargers' tallies and pairing well at forward with stout midfielder Cassidy Strode.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Kenny Chesney. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would be a bed tester. ... My favorite subject to study in school is art. ... My favorite athlete is Tatum DeVriese. ... My favorite TV show is "Riverdale." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Virginia DeVriese (grandma), James Johnson and Zac Efron.

Three items on my bucket list: Visit the Netherlands, visit the real/first Gucci store and skydive.

Emmie German | Monticello, GK, Fr.

Why she made the team: The lone area goaltender selected to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-sectional team, German compiled a 2.05 goals against average as the Sages allowed 43 markers versus 86 last year.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see a Broadway show in New York City. ... Before I compete, I eat anything handy. ... In my dream career, I haven't thought that far ahead about what I'd do. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Hope Solo. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks and Abraham Lincoln.

Three items on my bucket list: Visit all 50 states and U.S. territories, own a classic car and go to Europe.

Abby Leibach | St. Thomas More, D/M, Sr.

Why she made the team: Considered a "top-two player in the area" by her coach, Leibach contributed 12 goals and 13 assists to a Class 1A regional finalist on her way to IHSSCA all-sectional honors, and finished her Sabers career fifth in goals scored with 42.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Thomas Rhett. ... Before I compete, I eat Subway. ... In my dream career, I would be a chocolatier. ... My favorite subject to study in school is lunch. ... My favorite athlete is Jacob Richard. ... My favorite TV show is "How To Get Away With Murder." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Tom Garriott, Bodak and Todd Murray.

Three items on my bucket list: Live in South Carolina, visit Australia and go whale watching.

Katie Limentato | Judah Christian, F, Jr.

Why she made the team: The local leader in goals scored with 33, Limentato added three assists for a Class 1A regional semifinalist and garnered IHSSCA all-sectional recognition in the process.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Dua Lipa. ... In my dream career, I would be a Pixar animator. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Felicity Tuan. ... My favorite TV show is "Parks and Recreation."

Three items on my bucket list: Learn to fly a plane, learn another language and skydive.

Maddie Louis | Mahomet-Seymour, D, Sr.

Why she made the team: A two-time All-Area first-teamer, Louis was the leading force of a defense that can claim 17 shutouts in 26 matches, which resulted in a fourth consecutive Class 2A sectional semifinal appearance.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Justin Bieber. ... Before I compete, I eat SweeTarts. ... In my dream career, I would be a shoe designer. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athletes are Brooke Benson and Maddi Claybrooke. ... My favorite TV shows are "Friends" and "Hawaii Five-0." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Donald Trump, Thomas Muller and Anna Lewandowska.

Three items on my bucket list: Go whale watching, be a sumo wrestler and watch the World Cup final live.

Mia Maupin | Monticello, F, Sr.

Why she made the team: Another repeat All-Area first-teamer, Maupin rated second locally with 31 goals — more than three-fifths of the Sages' 50 total — and banked another seven assists on her way to IHSSCA all-sectional status.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Khalid. ... Before I compete, I eat nothing. I prefer not to eat before a game; I like to feast after! ... In my dream career, I would be an emergency nurse. ... My favorite subject to study in school is Spanish. ... My favorite athlete is Serena Williams. ... My favorite TV show is "Shameless." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Michelle Obama, Julie Andrews and Olivia DeVriese.

Three items on my bucket list: Run a marathon, learn how to proficiently use sign language and visit Bora Bora.

Betsy Ruckman | Uni High, F, Sr.

Why she made the team: Ruckman's 15 goals lifted her to the Illineks' all-time record in that category — an achievement signified by the ball she's holding above. She also added four assists for a 7-6-2 squad.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Belle and Sebastian, COIN and Jukebox the Ghost. ... Before I compete, I eat pasta. The Uni High soccer parents put on a pasta lunch for the first game of every week. ... In my dream career, I would design space habitats in hollowed-out asteroids. ... My favorite subject to study in school is historiography — the study of how history is changed. ... My favorite athlete is my coach, Phil Anders, who can still meg me despite his retirement. ... My favorite TV show is "The Handmaid's Tale." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Virginia Woolf, King Princess and Piper King.

Three items on my bucket list: Own a pony-sized dog, go to space (and come back) and have a food named after me.

Kate Storsved | Champaign Central, D/M, Sr.

Why she made the team: On a balanced group of Maroons, Storsved stood out with five goals and three helpers while also sometimes serving a defensive unit that was involved with five shutouts during an 8-10-1 Class 2A regional semifinalist campaign.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Stevie Nicks. ... Before I compete, I eat Frosted Flakes. ... In my dream career, I would be an athletic trainer for the U.S. Women's National Team. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Tobin Heath. ... My favorite TV show is "The X-Files." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Emily Sonnett, John Stones and Son Heung-min.

Three items on my bucket list: Go to a women's World Cup final, live in Greenland and marry rich.

Maddy Wade | Mahomet-Seymour, M/F, Sr.

Why she made the team: Our Player of the Year thrived in a primary leadership role with the graduation of Meredith Johnson-Monfort, producing 27 goals with a team-best 23 assists for a 24-2 outfit. Wade will head to Parkland College to continue her soccer career after receiving IHSSCA all-state recognition for guiding the Bulldogs to a Class 2A sectional semifinal appearance and wins over all local programs.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Khalid and Thomas Rhett. ... Before I compete, I eat Subway. ... In my dream career, I would be a professional athlete. ... My favorite subject to study in school is P.E. ... My favorite athletes are LeBron James and Alex Morgan. ... My favorite TV show is "Riverdale." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Cristiano Ronaldo, Zac Efron and Colton Underwood.

Three items on my bucket list: Swimming with dolphins, go to Greece and go to a World Cup game.

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