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R-T All-Local Girls Soccer Team

By on July 3, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The girls soccer season did not disappoint in Monroe County this past spring, with Waterloo winning a sectional title and Columbia going 22-4 and nearly doing the same.

Here’s a look at this year’s Republic-Times All-Local Girls Soccer Team, which features plenty of talent from Waterloo, Columbia and Gibault. Look for many of these young women to shine again in 2019.


Kennedy Jones, Columbia. This junior forward really made a name for herself in 2018, scoring 51 goals with 19 assists to rank among the top scorers in the St. Louis area. She was named to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team and Chicagoland Soccer 2018 Girls All-State Team.

Sydney Luedeman, Waterloo. This senior was the heart and soul of a Bulldogs squad that enjoyed its most successful season in program history. Luedeman’s 31 goals and five assists this season put her at the top of the all-time goals and scoring lists at WHS. She also earned IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention recognition.

Sydney Stephens, Waterloo. Adding to Luedeman’s offensive firepower for the Bulldogs, Stephens enjoyed a breakout sophomore season with 18 goals and 14 assists. She earned IHSSCA All-Sectional honors.

Sophia Bonaldi, Columbia. Following a strong winter on the basketball court, Bonaldi posted a solid season on the turf as well. She scored 10 goals with 18 assists and earned IHSSCA All-Sectional honors.

Abby Phelps, Gibault. This senior was a leader for a young Hawks squad that improved as the season wore on. She scored five goals this spring and earned IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention accolades.

Chloe Graff, Columbia. Another talented junior for the Eagles, Graff had 10 goals and 15 assists, including four game-winning goals. Expect even bigger numbers next season.

Taylor Parks, Columbia. This senior led a solid defensive corps for the Eagles. She earned IHSSCA All-Sectional honors.

Halle Haudrich, Gibault. A strong sophomore season on defense for Haudrich provides promise in 2019 for the young Hawks.

Dani Maurer, Waterloo. Another talented senior for the Bulldogs, Maurer helped anchor what turned out to be a nearly impenetrable defense this season. 

Sierra Berg, Waterloo. Same as listed above, Berg joined Maurer to lead a solid  and experienced Bulldogs defense.

Bailey Bosler, Waterloo. This senior posted a 14-2-3 record with 12 shutouts for the Bulldogs, earning IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention accolades…>>>

Read the rest of this article in the July 4, 2018, issue of the Republic-Times newspaper.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.