Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Prep Year in Review: Memories they’re sure to cherish

The area high school sports scene kept us entertained and on the edge of our seats from August through June:

Prep Year in Review: Spartans fired up

In 2005, we asked sports writer Fred Kroner to come up with a formula to fairly evaluate all of our area schools against one another, whether they competed in five sports or in 20.

July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

June 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Now that Lovie Smith's 2018 recruiting class is now up to five commits, including his first from outside Illinois, what's next for the Illini football staff? What should be priority No. 1 the rest of the summer before training camp? What types of coverage would you like to see in the News-Gazette? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels tackles your questions in his 2 p.m.

Final 2017 area girls' soccer stats

Johnson-Monfort, Mahomet-Seymour    34
Woods, Centennial    30
G. Olson, Centennial    25
Maupin, Monticello    19
DuPree, Central    17
Ruckman. University High    15
Limentato, Judah Christian    13

Final girls' soccer Top 5 poll

A look at our final rankings from the 2017 season:

1. Mahomet-Seymour    19-4-1    1
Bulldogs had winning streaks of at least three games on four separate occasions en route to winning a Class 2A regional title this spring and setting a school record for wins in a season.

2017 News-Gazette All Area Girls Soccer Team

Photos of the 2017 News-Gazette All Area Girls Soccer Team.

All-Area Girls Soccer Team: No pony show

MAHOMET — A few years ago, Gary Johnson decided to take a fraction of his family's property, which spans several acres of pasture, and hire a contractor to even out the land and lay grass near the stable for his family's three horses, a number that has dwindled over the years as the Johnson-Monfort family has become busier and busier.

2017 News-Gazette All-Area girls' soccer teams

All-Area First Team
Emma Blomberg, St. Thomas More     D    Jr.
Kathryn Dullerud, Urbana Uni    M/F    Jr.
Naomi DuPree, Champaign Central    M    Fr.

Coach of the Year: M-S' Joey Gruner

Why he's coach of the year: In his sixth year as Mahomet-Seymour's head coach, Gruner already has surpassed the 100-win mark and has four regional titles. The Bulldogs racked up a 19-4-1 record and another Class 2A regional championship this season, and they may only get better next year, when they bring back an impressive core.