Four other Jays
By News-Review Staff
also get honors
Three Lakes High School girls soccer players Lindsay Schoff and Karlie Stefonik recently were named to the first team all-conference in the Northern Lights Conference.
Schoff, a senior defender, was the anchor of the team’s defense, according to Bluejays coach Stacy Stroud.
“Playing sweeper, she is smart, composed and the on-field leader,” she said. “She has been an all-conference selection for the past two years, and she was voted captain by her teammates.”
Schoff helped the team to five shutouts on its way to an 11-4 record, and only allowed the opposing teams 11 goals all season.
“She will continue to play in college at Concordia University,” said Stroud. “I am confident she will continue her athletic accolades in college as well.”
Stefonik, a senior midfielder, served as the team’s workhorse in the center-mid position. She is a two-time all-conference selection, and was voted captain by her teammates. She had five goals and five assists this season.
“She is often complimented by the opposing teams’ coaches, parents and referees for her impressive level of play and work ethic,” said Stroud. “She is all over the field breaking up many offensive efforts. Karlie will be greatly missed next year.”
Honorable mention recipients this season included senior midfielder Natalie Miller, senior utility player Kacey Running, junior forward Erika Running and junior defender Erin Peczynski.
Unfortunately, Miller’s season was cut short due to a broken collarbone.
“However, what she did in half a season is highly impressive,”?said Stroud.
She is also a two-time all-conference player. In just six games she tallied five goals and two assists.
“Many of her goals were breakaways, a credit to her speed,”?said the coach. “She is a positive leader with a great attitude, and even after her injury she was a leader from the bench. She was also a captain.”
Kacey Running is a two-time all-conference selection. She was the team’s second leading scorer last year.
“However, this year she had to move around from her regular forward position and help everywhere possible due to our many injuries,”?said Stroud. “She is smart, composed, and a very tactically sound player. She also was voted captain by her teammates.”
She had three goals and six assists, and has spent about half the time on defense helping the Lady Jays to seven shutouts.
Erika Running was the Bluejays’ leading scorer this year.
“She really stepped it up and had an excellent year,”?said Stroud. “She has great composure when finishing.”
Erika Running had nine goals and six assists, and six of her goals were game-winners.
Peczynski also has helped the team earn five shutouts and has limited offenses to only 11 goals. She also scored a goal from her defensive position by making a run up the line.
“She is smart, works hard and really had an impressive year,” said the coach. “Our goalie is confident with Erin in front of her.”