R-T All-Local Girls Soccer Team

Waterloo’s Erika Lloyd (left) has eyes for the net against Gibault during a game in March. (Alan Dooley photo)

Monroe County is rich in talent when it comes to girls high school soccer. Waterloo, Gibault and Columbia continue to field strong programs blessed with outstanding players.

Here is a look at this year’s Republic-Times Girls Soccer All-Local Team:

Erika Lloyd (Waterloo) — Lloyd heads this year’s team, posting spectacular numbers this past spring. Lloyd ranked near the top in scoring for the entire St. Louis area with 22 goals and 14 assists, including six game-winning goals.

Lauren Kaempfe (Columbia) — Kaempfe was a force for the Eagles this spring, notching 13 goals and five assists.

Hope Elliott (Waterloo) — Elliott served as the perfect complement to Lloyd to make for a tough one-two punch for the Bulldogs. Elliott scored 17 goals and added 15 assists this season.

Kendra Davis (Gibault) – Davis posted nine shutouts as the goalie for the Hawks to go along with an impressive .856 save percentage.

Maddie O’Neill (Gibault) — O’Neill led the regional champion Hawks in scoring with eight goals and eight assists.

Casie Wood (Columbia) — Wood always seemed to be in the thick of the action this spring for the Eagles, scoring six goals with eight assists.

Bree Hasenstab (Gibault) — Hasenstab had a fine spring for the Hawks, scoring five goals and assisting on nine others.

Jessica Chapman (Waterloo) — Chapman contributed nicely to Waterloo’s successful season, scoring eight goals with four assists.

Darby Nugent (Waterloo) — Nugent was also critical to the Bulldogs’ success this past spring, scoring six goals with six assists.

Courtney Olson (Gibault) —  Olson posted consistent scoring numbers for the Hawks with six goals and six assists.

Lauren Tolan (Columbia) — Tolan was a true team leader for the Eagles this past spring. She registered six goals and six assists on the season.

Blair Wittenbrink (Columbia) — Wittenbrink notched seven goals for the Eagles and added an assist.

Honorable mention

Mia Reed (Waterloo), Allison Riddle (Columbia), Liz Kuerz (Gibault), Jess Wittenauer (Gibault)

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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.
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