Girls Soccer

In her words

High school sports have impacted my life in many different ways. Being a captain in softball and basketball has led me to become a leader in every aspect of my life.

Preps year in review


Sunday Conversation: John Woods

Where do you think the Central athletic facilities rank in the Big 12?

Fred Kroner: Nicknames don't bother ex-Redskin

Becky Clayton Anderson played high school basketball for a team called the Redskins (Sullivan).

In the fall, she’ll have a daughter entering high school where the team nickname is the Braves (Mount Zion).

One man's World Cup view after U.S. wins opener

Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer coach Joey Gruner checked in after the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 on Monday at the World Cup. Here is his report:

Some key storylines before kickoff:

Will two inexperienced (in World Cup competition) center backs hold up for the U.S. defense?

2014 All-Area Girls Soccer


The 2014 News-Gazette Girls All-Area Soccer Team strike poses at the Leonhard Recreation Center in Champaign on Sunday, June 1, 2014. 

All-Area Girls' Soccer COY: Joey Gruner

Why he’s Coach of the Year: The Bulldogs posted a 16-5 record and established a program record for wins in a season. M-S won the program’s fifth regional title and registered the first sectional win at the Class 2A level by beating Morris 3-1 in a sectional semifinal match. M-S lost 4-2 in the sectional title match to a Normal West team that placed second in state.

All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of Year: Sarah Van Wingerden

MAHOMET — Sarah Van Wingerden finished a girls’ soccer practice with her club team in eighth grade.

Close friend and teammate Tori Rolson asked Van Wingerden what her plans were after Illinois FC practice ended. Wanting Van Wingerden to accept an invitation to hang out.

Nope. It wasn’t because she didn’t like Rolson. Far from it.

All-Area Girls' Soccer: Meet the first team

Aleyna Brunner
Mahomet-Seymour, Jr., Forward

The numbers: Was chosen by IHSSCA as an all-sectional selection. Third on team with 11 goals. Also had nine assists, second among the Bulldogs. One of team’s most dangerous finishers, has the ability to score from distance. Had four game-winning goals and three game-winning assists as a junior.

Introducing: '14 All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year

For the second time, Mahomet-Seymour has produced a News-Gazette Girls’ Soccer All-Area Player of the Year.

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