The Republic-Times is proud to announce the premiere of the Republic-Times All-Local team. The team is chosen through voting by the local coaches of that sport as well as the Republic-Times staff.The Republic-Times has named Gibault’s Kendra Davis the 2013 All-Local Girls Soccer MVP. Davis helped lead a stellar Hawks defense to the Freeburg Sectional Finals this season with 10 shutouts in 19 games. (Teryn Schaefer photo)
Lauren Kaempfe (Columbia, sophomore) ended 2013 as Columbia’s leading scorer with 11 goals, five of them game winning goals, and racked up 24 statistical points on the season.
Carley Olson (Gibault, freshman) had two game winning goals this season and put seven in the back of the net for the Hawks to help lead them to a sectional championship match-up.
Erika Lloyd (Waterloo, freshman) took the high school girls soccer scene by storm, leading the Bulldogs in all statistical categories with 15 goals, 12 assists, and 42 points on the year. She also had four game-winning goals for WHS.
Courtney Olson (Gibault, junior) had seven assists for the Hawks this year and was named to the Class 1A All-Sectional Team.
Jodi Kaiping (Waterloo, senior) as their co-captain, led the Bulldogs to the regional championships and had five assists on the season.
Hope Elliott (Waterloo, junior) was second on the team with 11 goals and nine assists for Waterloo.
Liz Kuerz (Gibault, sophomore) had an impressive two goals as a defender for the Hawks and was named to the Class 1A All-Sectional Team.
Erika Varel (Columbia, senior) was a leader for the Eagles in her career at CHS and helped lead the Columbia team and defense to the regional championships.
Sam Garza (Waterloo, senior) helped lead the Waterloo defense and was co-captain in 2013. She also had an impressive two goals while on defense.
Kendra Davis (Gibault, junior) was given an honorable mention for the Class 1A All- Sectional Team. Davis was among the St. Louis area’s top goal keepers producing 10 shut- outs in 19 games. She had a re- cord of 13-5 while in goal for the Hawks, with 85 saves in 2013.
Sydney Ratz (Waterloo, freshman) stepped up when Waterloo’s starting goalie went down with an injury. Her record was 8-1-1 for the Bulldogs, with four solo shutouts and 36 saves on the year.