Girls' Soccer: Meet the first team

Girls' Soccer: Meet the first team

Jade Brinkoetter, Sr.
St. Thomas More, Midfielder

The numbers: Repeat selection was second in the area in scoring (single-season school-record 25 goals) and second in assists (17). An IHSSCA all-sectional pick, she had school-record 61 goals and school-record 43 assists in her prep career. Three-time team MVP considering walking onto soccer team at Illinois.

Favorite entertainer: Luke Bryan

Favorite class: Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite store: J. Crew

Favorite fast-food joint: Jimmy John’s

Favorite car: Range Rover

Pet peeve: When people chew with their mouths open

My first job was: Gatorade

I’m always texting: My boyfriend, Kevin Carroll

Three things on my bucket list: Open a bakery, run a marathon and have a front-row seat at a Blackhawks game

Maddy Chalifoux, So.
Champaign Central, Midfielder

The numbers: Repeat selection, an IHSSCA all-sectional pick, had 16 goals and nine assists. Ranked third in the area in goals and tied for fourth in assists. Improved her two-year career totals to 41 goals and 23 assists.  “What separates Maddy from other players is her ability to make great decisions,” Central coach Mick Galeski said.

Favorite entertainer: Luke Bryan

Favorite class: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite store: Target

Favorite fast-food joint: Panera

Favorite car: The Clint Mobile

Pet peeve: Loud noises

My first job was: Babysitting

I’m always texting: The Miller twins and Luke Beesley

Three things on my bucket list: Visit all 50 states, go scuba diving and learn to juggle

Ellie England, Jr.
Urbana, Midfielder

The numbers: An IHSSCA all-sectional pick and the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player. A three-year starter, she had seven goals and a team-high seven assists this season, accounting for nearly half (14 of 32) of Urbana’s goals. Team captain is “unselfish to a fault,” according to Tigers coach Randy Blackman.

Favorite entertainer: Rebel Wilson

Favorite class: Lunch

Favorite movie: “Horrible Bosses”

Favorite store: Forever 21

Favorite fast-food joint: Jimmy John’s

Favorite car: Volkswagen Beetle

Pet peeve: Loud gum chewing

My first job was: Tutor

I’m always texting: Friends

Three things on my bucket list: Skydiving, grow 1 more inch, do a bicycle kick

Louisette Lukusa, Jr.
St. Thomas More, Forward

The numbers: Repeat selection and an IHSSCA all-sectional pick, she had 15 goals and 13 assists, raising career totals to 27 goals and 28 assists, each of which is second in the school’s all-time record book. A dynamic player with explosive speed, she helped regional champion Sabers reach the final 16 in 1A.

Favorite entertainer: Chris Brown

Favorite class: ACT class with Mrs. Hinckley

Favorite movie: “Cheetah Girls”

Favorite store: Express

Favorite fast-food joint: McDonald’s

Favorite car: Tahoe

Pet peeve: When Courtney Wax touches my neck

My first job was: Refereeing

I’m always texting: Lexi Wallen

Three things on my bucket list: Skydiving, live in Los Angeles and marry Chris Brown

Katelynn Martinez, Sr.
Centennial, Forward

The numbers: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville basketball recruit is a three-time soccer first-teamer and an IHSSCA all-sectional pick. She finished with 79 career goals (14 this year) and 19 career assists. Also a basketball All-Area first-teamer.

Favorite entertainer: Kenny Chesney

Favorite class: Mathematics

Favorite movie: “She’s the Man”

Favorite store: Polo Ralph Lauren

Favorite fast-food joint: Panera

Favorite car: Denali

Pet peeve: When people don’t clean up after themselves

My first job was: Gatorade

I’m always texting: Friends

Three things on my bucket list: Run a marathon, visit a different country and meet Channing Tatum

Chantal Meacham, Sr.
Centennial, Defender

The numbers: Wheaton College basketball recruit is a three-time soccer first-teamer and an IHSSCA all-sectional pick. Known for her defensive prowess, helped 11-5-2 Chargers win a regional title. Area Player of the Year as a sophomore, missed her junior year with an injury.

Favorite entertainer: Rachel McAdams

Favorite class: AP stats

Favorite movie: “Sherlock Holmes”

Favorite store: Francesca’s

Favorite fast-food joint: Steak ‘n Shake

Favorite car: Chrysler minivan

Pet peeve: When people spell or pronounce my name wrong

My first job was: Gatorade

I’m always texting: Lindsay Rogan

Three things on my bucket list: Go to London, ride the fastest roller coaster in the world and get a tattoo

Dagny Olson, Sr.
Centennial, Midfielder

The numbers: Illinois State soccer recruit is a two-time first-teamer who led the area in scoring this season (31 goals) and was third in assists (16). An IHSSCA all-state first-teamer, totaled 81 goals and 41 assists in 21/2 years. Chosen to NSCAA Midwest All-Region team.

Favorite entertainer: Johnny Depp

Favorite class: Drawing

Favorite movie: “Bridesmaids”

Favorite store: Gap

Favorite fast-food joint: Chipotle

Favorite car: Mini Coop

Pet peeve: When people chew with their mouths open

My first job was: Helping in the pro shop at Champaign Country Club

I’m always texting: Friends

Three things on my bucket list: Go to Easter Island, meet Victoria Beckham and buy a poodle and dye it pink

Sarah VanWingerden, Jr.
Mahomet-Seymour, Midfielder

The numbers: Repeat selection an IHSSCA all-state first-teamer, she scored nine goals this season and has 24 in three-year varsity career. Helped the 13-4-3 Bulldogs advance to the Class 2A regional finals.

Favorite entertainer: Sidewalk Prophets

Favorite class: AP biology

Favorite movie: “Pearl Harbor”

Favorite store: Forever 21

Favorite fast-food joint: Sonic

Favorite car: Audi

Pet peeve: When there is an odd amount of eggs left in the egg carton

My first job was: Soccer referee

I’m always texting: Abby Grinberg

Three things on my bucket list: Ride a cow, go scuba diving and go on an African safari

Hannah Walker, Sr.
Champaign Central, Defender

The numbers: Parkland College soccer recruit is a three-time soccer first-teamer and is an IHSSCA all-sectional pick. A four-year letter winner for the Maroons, she was recognized as one of the area’s premier defenders. Also scored five goals.

Favorite entertainer: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite class: Spanish

Favorite movie: “Sweet Home Alabama”

Favorite store: Target

Favorite fast-food joint: Steak ‘n Shake

Favorite car: Jeep

Pet peeve: People eating my food

My first job was: Server at Windsor of Savoy retirement home

I’m always texting: Jake Henss

Three things on my bucket list: Meet Hunter Hayes, swim with dolphins and compete in a chocolate chip cookie eating contest

Lexi Wallen, So.
St. Thomas More, Goalkeeper

The numbers: Repeat selection had area’s second-best goals-against average (0.95). Posted 11 shutouts for second consecutive season. Has school-record 22 career shutouts. An All-Area first-teamer in three sports this school year, starting with volleyball in the fall and basketball in the winter.

Favorite entertainer: Justin Bieber

Favorite class: Spanish

Favorite movie: “Safe Haven”

Favorite store: J. Crew

Favorite fast-food joint: Taco Bell

Favorite car: Jeep

Pet peeve: When people chew ice

My first job was: Babysitting

I’m always texting: Louisette Lukusa

Three things on my bucket list: Learn a different language, learn how to play an instrument and watch an Olympic event in person

Kathy Bradley, Sr.
Mahomet-Seymour, Goalkeeper

The numbers: Repeat selection had area’s best goals-against average (0.60) and is an IHSSCA all-sectional pick. Had shutouts in nine of 15 matches she played this year and in 22 of 34 matches the past two seasons. Will attend Northern Illinois but will not pursue soccer.

Favorite entertainer: The Band Perry

Favorite class: Trigonometry

Favorite movie: “Cinderella”

Favorite store: American Eagle

Favorite fast-food joint: Steak ‘n Shake

Favorite car: Audi

Pet peeve: Chewing with your mouth open

My first job was: Cashier at Mahomet IGA

I’m always texting: Sandra Richardson

Three things on my bucket list: Attend a ball, skydiving and travel to Greece
 

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