Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

STM's James Johnson picks his World Cup favorites

At least according to James Johnson, who knows what it's like to win soccer matches. The St. Thomas More coach for both the boys' and girls' programs guided the Sabers to a combined 44-8-2 record this past school year. Before the 2018 World Cup starts at 10 a.m.

2018 N-G All-Area Girls' Soccer team

A photo collection of The News-Gazette's 21st All-Area girls' soccer team

21st News-Gazette all-area girls’ soccer team: All-Big 12 conference selections

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeepers

SENIOR: Emma Spader, Normal Community.

JUNIOR: x-Bekah Nielsen, Normal West.

Field Players

Sky high: Mahomet-Seymour's Johnson-Monfort shines on and off the field

MAHOMET — Deja vu couldn't have struck at a worse time for Meredith Johnson-Monfort.

Get to know the N-G all-area girls' soccer first team

Emma Blomberg

St. Thomas More, D, Sr.

N-G Final Top 5: Girls' soccer

1. Mahomet-Seymour (21-3); Previous: 1

COMMENT: Despite Meredith Johnson-Monfort's late-season injury, the Bulldogs still collected their third consecutive Class 2A regional title.

2. St. Thomas More (21-5-1); Previous: 2

N-G girls' soccer coach of the year: Mahomet-Seymour's Joey Gruner

Why he's Coach of the Year: For the third consecutive season, Gruner keyed the Bulldogs to a Class 2A regional championship — this time without star scorer Meredith Johnson-Monfort, who was injured late in the title match.

21st News-Gazette All-Area girls’ soccer team

ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM 

ATHLETE YR. POS. SCHOOL

Emma Blomberg Sr. D St. Thomas More

Kathryn Dullerud Sr. M/F Uni High

Naomi DuPree So. M Champaign Central

Sarah Hohenstein Sr. G Mahomet-Seymour

Brianna Hopper Sr. G St. Thomas More

M. Johnson-Monfort Sr. M/F Mahomet-Seymour

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: May 28, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas returns with Best of the Bunch, highlighting athletes from St. Joseph-Ogden, Urbana, Mahomet-Seymour, Ridgeview/Lexington, Tuscola, Salt Fork, Argenta-Oreana, Uni High, LeRoy, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and St. Thomas More.

Prep pulse: May 28, 2018

The local high school spring sports season is rapidly winding down now. On Saturday, we watched athletes from the boys' track and field and boys' tennis realms wrap up their respective campaigns.

For us, that leaves just four area athletic teams still rolling through the postseason: Tuscola baseball, St. Joseph-Ogden softball, Argenta-Oreana softball and Mahomet-Seymour softball.