Spring 2017 Girls Varsity Soccer Season Wrap Up
The 2017 Varsity spring soccer season concluded the first week of the pre-season in the bitter cold with an intra-squad scrimmage on a cold clear sunny snowy Saturday afternoon.
The Varsity Spring Soccer Team won the Championship of the 18th annual Troy Buchanan Tournament held in Wentzville, Mo. The three day ‘road-trip’ provided the players the opportunity to build the team chemistry that was an integral part of the Varsity team this year.
The girls ended the regular season on 5/11/17 at home on ‘Senior Night’ vs Lafayette with a total team effort for a Win with PKs.
Due to the floods in the St. Louis area, the Tigers played 4 games in 5 days the next afternoon and beat eventual 4 A Champs Eureka. The Tigers played the best game of the season on a hot and muggy spring afternoon with a short bench—(3-subs).
The Class 4 District 7 games were held at Oakville High School Stadium on 5/17/17 and 5/19/17 the Tigers beat Fox on the opening round of the district tournament and then beat Lindbergh for the Class 4 District Championship. The Tigers finished the season 13-6-2 with a sectional loss to St. Joseph’s Academy.
The Soccer Banquet was held to celebrate all three levels and each player’s contribution to the program.
Some of the Varsity players’ comments or best memories of the season were:
- Winning the Troy Buchanan Tournament
- Winning the Class 4—District 7 Championship –for the first time since 2013—and celebrating
- The team breakfast at First Watch the morning after winning Districts
- Coach G’s baby shower and pizza party after the Alton, ILL, game
- Coach G coming back ‘Senior Night’ with Baby Gio—and then beating Lafayette in PKS
- The final game of the regular season was awesome
- After playing 4 games in 5 days we beat Eureka –1 to 0—with a short bench and a total team –effort and commitment –It was our best all—around game of the season
The following awards were determined by a nomination of the players and coaching staff:
Scholar Athlete Award
Defensive Midfielder Award
Role Player Award
Team Spirit Award
Team Total Team Player Award
Career Keeper Award
Attacking Midfielder Award
Outstanding Player Award
Most Valuable Player
2017 Varsity Spring Soccer Team—Post Season Recognition
Region Four—Regional Team
Class 4 A All State Team
Suburban West All Conference Team
M.A.C.—Missouri Athletic Club All Star Team—High School All Star Game
Mackenzie O’Neill (Alternate)
We wish our seniors the best as they move on…to the next chapter of their lives!
Captain Chelsea Morris
Captain Madison Ponciroli
Happy trails to you…….Coach Robben and “Sweetie Pie”