Based on their standout play in the Fall 2019 season, the Best XI teams for the US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference have been named. The Best XI teams recognize the top performers in the Premier I Division of each gender age group that held competition in the spring season.
Head coaches within each Premier I Division used a nomination and voting process to select players deserving of recognition for their performance on the field. The Best XI teams are presented in a 4-4-2 formation, with one goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders and two forwards recognized in each division. Specific positions (left back, attacking midfielder, etc.) are not taken into consideration when selecting the teams. Visit US Youth Soccer for the full list.
|Mackenzie Jones||M||Lou Fusz 2001 United Blue||U19|
|Riley Casey||D||Lou Fusz 2001 United Blue||U19|
|Julia O'Neill||M||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Kasey Neidhardt||M||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Maddie Davis||GK||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Brynna Rutherford||D||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Maddie Helling||D||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Mercedes Schroer||D||Lou Fusz 2003 Blue McKee||U17|
|Nina Preusser||M||Sporting STL 2004 Red Devils||U16|
|Emily Passini||D||Sporting STL 2004 Red Devils||U16|
|Addisyn Weiskopf||D||Sporting STL 2004 Red Devils||U16|
|Grace Dunham||D||Sporting STL 2005 Academy||U15|
|Lucie Schwarz||M||Lou Fusz 2005 Tottleben||U15|
|Avery Thebeau||M||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Audrey Smith||M||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Stella Eremita||GK||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Emily Derucki||F||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Katie Mcarthy||D||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Jailyn Brownlee||D||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
|Allie Kinner||D||Sporting St. Louis 2006 Academy||U14|
Four of these players return from the 2018 Fall Season – Emily Passini, Mackenzie Jones, Maddie Davis and Nina Preusser.
Mackenzie Jones has committed to GVSU, Riley Casey to Belmont, Kasey Niedhardt to Illinois State, Maddie Davis to Western Kentucky and Brynna Rutherford to Missouri State. If there are other commitments I haven’t listed here, contact Ole
Lou Fusz 01 United Blue finished second, Lou Fusz 03 Blue McKee finished in first place, Sporting STL 04 Red Devils finished second, Sporting STL 05 Academy finished third and Sporting STL 06 Academy captured first, all in their respective Premier Divisions.
Recent PHOTO GALLERIES from the Midwest Conference season include Lou Fusz 2001 United v JB Marine 2001 Schneider, Sporting STL 2005 Academy v Lou Fusz 2005 Tottleben and Lou Fusz 2002 O’Rourke v Lou Fusz McKee