A trip to the Womens Junior College Nationals is on the line Saturday. The four time Region 16 St. Charles CC Cougars host the #10 nationally ranked Lewis & Clark Trailblazers in the District Final that matches the Missouri (St. Charles CC) vs Illinois (Lewis & Clark CC) champions. That’s pretty big stuff and if I can be frank here, it’s the kind of game 95% of the girls players in the St. Louis area should aspire to.
GAME – Lewis & Clark CC vs St. Charles CC, 2:00 pm Saturday at Missouri Rush Complex
The SCC team made it to the Region XVI title game after a first-round bye and a second-round win over State Fair Community College, 3-0. In the title game against Blue River, sophomore forward Katie Richter scored two for the Cougars and freshman forward Bryn Lundberg scored the third goal with an assist by Richter.
The SCC women’s soccer team has a challenger in Lewis & Clark Community College, a team that is ranked #10 in the nation. The Trailblazers rallied from being down 0-1 to come back and defeat SWIC 3-1 to advance to the District game Saturday.
PHOTO GALLERY – Lewis & Clark at St. Louis CC
“Lewis & Clark is a great team,” said Jason Wyland, SCC women’s soccer head coach. “They are fast, organized, disciplined and well coached. However, anything is possible, impossible is nothing. I expect them to take us lightly and my team will be very well prepared and will be ready to pour their hearts out in this game.”
PHOTO GALLERY – St. Charles v MCC Maplewood
Forward Katie Richter, goal keeper Olivia Jordan, midfielder Gabbie Wiesner, and forward Lauren Schmickley were named to the NJCAA All Region XVI (Missouri) First-Team. Earning Second-Team honors were midfielder Melanie Gubicya and defensewoman Breanna Colombo. Head Coach Jason Wyland was named NJCAA Region XVI Coach of the Year.
Via Alton Telegraph – Forward Audrey Andrzejewski was named the Region 24 (Illinois) Most Valuable Player, Trailblazers goal Katie Hudson was named Goalie of the Year and LCCC coach Tim Rooney, in his final season as the school’s head soccer coach, was named Region 24 Coach of the Year.
Andrzejewski, a freshman from St. Charles West, leads LCCC with 29 goals and 16 assists. Hudson, a sophomore from Rolla, started 13 games allowed three goals, made 57 saves and was 12-1. Other LCCC players who were named to the All-Region 24 team included Senate Lotsie and defender Rebekah Tonks. Lotsie, a freshman from Lesotho, has 12 goals and 11 assists. Tonks has anchored the Trailblazers backfield and added a goal and a pair of assists as well.