Shadow-Sounders players earn majority of GSL honors :: HS Recap

Shadow-Sounders players earn majority of GSL honors :: HS Recap

 

League honors were recently unveiled by area leagues for the 2016 season and it proved to be a fruitful season for Spokane Shadow / Sounders players in the honors department as they swept the MVP honors and made up 18 of the 22 First and Second Team All-GSL honors. Twenty-one others also received awards, including MVP honors in the NEA and north Idaho’s Inland Empire League, highlighted by Havana Johnson earning the Idaho Player of the Year for 5A schools. 

Here’s a look at the major award winners and a complete list of Shadow players recognized… 

Greater Spokane League

Offensive MVP: Claire Neder (Mead, Senior) – The midfielder guided the Panthers to the GSL regular season title with an 8-1-0 record. She was second on the team in points in official competition with eight goals and four assists behind teammate Katie Greene. Her point total was third in the GSL and she tied with several other players for third in goals. 

Co-Defensive MVPs: Katie Anderson (Mead, Senior) / Mia Padon (Gonzaga Prep, Senior) – The Panthers and Bullpups boasted two of the top defenses this season with Mead allowing just eight goals and the G-Prep nine in nine regular season contests. They both also finished with six shutouts each in GSL and postseason play. 

Coach of the Year: Kevin Houston (Mead) – He guided the Panthers to the regular season GSL championship with key wins over both Central Valley and Gonzaga Prep in the span of a week, taking the title on tiebreaker of the Bears. His squad finished tied with Central for the best defensive performance in the regular season with only eight goals allowed and boasted the top offense with 41 goals, six better than the Bullpups. 

Of Note: Ten of the 11 All-GSL First Team selections came from the club with eight more among the 11 on the Second Team. Katie Greene (Mead, Sr), an All-League First Team selection, led GSL players in points and goals in official competition with 12 goals and 29 points in league and postseason play. She also tallied five assists, which was tied for third among GSL players. Second in both goals and points was First Team choice Julia Adair (University, Sr) with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points. At the other end of the pitch, AJ Crooks (Central Valley, So) was the First Team choice for goalkeeper with Zoe Boleneus (Gonzaga Prep, Sr) earning the nod on the Second Team. Crooks split most games this season with Jenna Lauer (CV, Jr) as the Bears tallied tied with Mead for the best defense in league play and five shutouts in league and postseason competition. Boleneus also split time in goal this season with her back-up, but finished with four shutouts in official play thanks to three consecutive shutouts in the postseason that included victories over league foes Central Valley and Mead, avenging their two defeats and handing both sides their only shutouts of the campaign. (pictured - Crooks / Boleneus)

Inland Empire League 

Most Valuable Player, 5A: Havana Johnson (Lake City, Sr) – For the third consecutive year, Johnson brings home the league’s top honor. She also helped the Timberwolves (15-3-2) win the state tournament this season, finishing the season with 23 total goals for a four-year career tally of 87 goals, the second most in school history. Her postseason run was one of redemption as Lake City, which won the state title the year before she was a freshman, as they topped last season’s championship foe Centennial in the semifinals 3-2 and then won the title in penalties after a 1-1 draw with Rocky Mountain. Johnson was the shooters who converted in a 5-4 tiebreaker win, redeeming for last season’s miss against Centennial in a shootout defeat that gave the opposition a repeat. Johnson was also named the Idaho 5A Player of the Year. (pictured right) 

Goalkeeper of the Year, 5A: Kaysha Bailey (Lewiston, Sr) – The graduating goalkeeper repeats as the league’s top netminder after guiding Lewiston to a great season in the IEL. During their 2016 campaign, Lewiston earned a 1-1 draw and narrowly fell 1-0 to eventual state champion Lake City. 

Offensive MVP, 4A: Harley Hendry (Lakeland, Sr) – She helped lead the Hawks to the regional championship game and scored a free kick goal against eventual state finalist Sandpoint, but Lakeland came up short in a 2-1 defeat. 

Great Northern League

Of Note: An All-League, First Team selection, Chloe Gellhaus (East Valley, So) helped lead an East Valley Knights squad that featured five players from the club to the furthest point in the state tournament among Spokane-area schools, reaching the quarterfinals before a narrow 2-1 loss to Selah. East Valley also boasted 10 shutouts and scored in every official game this season. Gellhaus was among the league’s top scorers with nine goals and nine assists for 27 points. She ranked tied for second in points, second in assists and third in goals. 

 

Northeast A League

Offensive MVP: Emmy Moore (Deer Park, So) – An All-League selection as a freshman a year ago, Deer Park relied even more on here scoring talents this season with a lengthy injury absence to 2015 NEA MVP Riley Martinson, who still managed seven goals and four assists in a handful of official matches. Moore, meanwhile, posted eight goals and seven assists for 23 points while leading the Stags to the regular season title. She was tied for fifth in points among NEA players for regular season and playoff points and was tied for first in the league for assists with the Stags finishing as the top offense with 43 goals in 12 games. (picture - Gellhaus / Moore / Van Orden)

Of Note: Brynn Van Orden (Freeman, So) is also proving to find great success despite being just a sophomore. Van Orden finished tied for sixth in goals among NEA players with nine goals in official play. More importantly, however, she helped lead the fourth-seeded Scotties on a stunning postseason run. They knocked off league champion Deer Park via a shootout after a 1-1 draw in the opening round and then did the same against second-seeded Lakeside for the district title. She dominated the contest in their crossover game against Warden, tallying the first two goals and setting up the final one in a 4-1 win against Warden to earn a state berth. They were knocked out in the opening round by Cashmere in a close 2-1 contest. 

Northeast B League

Goalkeeper of the Year: Lainy Jacobsen (Davenport) – In a list of award winners from state champion St George’s, Jacobsen was able to earn recognition as the top goalkeeper. 

* All Spokane-area stats compliled by and photos courtesy of INWsoccernews.com

2016 HONORS LIST

 

GREATER SPOKANE LEAGUE

         

Offensive MVP

M

Neder, Claire

Mead

Sr

 

Co-Defensive MVP

D

Padon, Mia

Gonzaga Prep

Sr

 

Co-Defensive MVP

D

Anderson, Katie

Mead

Sr

 

Coach of the Year

 

Houston, Kevin

Mead

   

All-League, First Team

G

Crooks, AJ

Central Valley

So

 

All-League, First Team

D

Brown, Jackie

Lewis & Clark

Jr

 

All-League, First Team

D

Branson, Ollie

Gonzaga Prep

Jr

 

All-League, First Team

D

Molina, Alyssa

Central Valley

So

 

All-League, First Team

M

Doyle, Darby

Gonzaga Prep

Sr

 

All-League, First Team

M

Crosby, Kelsey

University

So

 

All-League, First Team

M

LaBrosse, Kailyn

Central Valley

So

 

All-League, First Team

F

Adair, Julia

University

Sr

 

All-League, First Team

F

Ames, Maggie

Central Valley

So

 

All-League, First Team

F

Greene, Katie

Mead

Sr

 

All-League, Second Team

G

Boleneus, Zoe

Gonzaga Prep

Sr

 

All-League, Second Team

D

Morse, Emma

Mead

Jr

 

All-League, Second Team

D

Gerard, Amanda

University

Jr

 

All-League, Second Team

M

Stiles, Payton

Mt Spokane

Jr

 

All-League, Second Team

M

Gardner, Camryn

Lewis & Clark

So

 

All-League, Second Team

M

Murphy, Alexis

Ferris

Sr

 

All-League, Second Team

M

Le, Chelsea

Gonzaga Prep

Fr

 

All-League, Second Team

F

Clements, Sydney

Ferris

Sr

 

All-League, Honorable Mention

D

Kenney, Taylor

Lewis & Clark

Jr

 

All-League, Honorable Mention

M

Hilbert, Anna

Central Valley

Jr

 

All-League, Honorable Mention

M

Schoultz, Alli

Lewis & Clark

Jr

 

All-League, Honorable Mention

F

Barnes, Kaelyn

Central Valley

Jr

 

All-League, Honorable Mention

F

Ellis, Grace

Lewis & Clark

Sr

 
           

GREAT NORTHERN LEAGUE

         

All-League, First Team

F

Gellhaus, Chloe

East Valley

So

 

All-League, First Team

G

Gross, Jocelyn

Pullman

So

 

All-League, Second Team

M/F

Koker, Chelsea

West Valley

So

 
           

NORTHEAST A LEAGUE

         

Offensive MVP

F

Moore, Emmy

Deer Park

So

 

All-League Team

D

Farmen, Jaxyn

Medical Lake

So

 

All-League Team

M

Van Orden, Brynn

Freeman

So

 
           

NORTHEAST 2B/1B

         

Goalkeeper of the Year

 

Jacobsen, Lainy

Davenport

   

All-League Team

 

Christiansen, Maddy

St George’s

   

All-League Team

 

Neder, Mary

St George’s

   
           

INLAND EMPIRE LEAGUE - 5A

         

Most Valuable Player

 

Johnson, Havana

Lake City

Sr

 

Goalkeeper of the Year

 

Bailey, Kaysha

Lewiston

Sr

 

All-League Team, 5A

 

Colosimo, Rickie

Post Falls

Jr

 

All-League Team, 5A

 

Haas, Madison

Lewiston

Jr

 

All-League Team, 5A

 

Gennett, Abigail

Post Falls

Jr

 
           

INLAND EMPIRE LEAGUE - 4A

         

Offensive MVP

 

Hendry, Harley

Lakeland

Sr

 

All-League Team, 4A

 

Hendry, Harley

Lakeland

Sr

 

All-League Team, 4A

 

Frantzich, Kenna

Lakeland

Sr

 

 

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