Kirkwood and Rockwood Summit high schools shared the Suburban South Conference championship in girls soccer this spring.
The Falcons and Pioneers also led the way in the recently announced all-conference team with four selections each on the 18-player first team squad.
All of Kirkwood's players were underclassmen. In fact, the vast majority of the 2011 teams will be back next year; only a handful of seniors named to the first team.
Pioneers sophomore forward Maggie Schneider led the conference in scoring with 25 goals and nine assists. Junior Rachel Kibby (nine goals and seven assists) was named as a midfielder while freshman Kacey Jacobs and junior Kelli Moran were first-team defenders.
Three of the Summit first-team selections are also underclassmen. Midfielder Taylor Wakeland was the Falcons’ lone senior named to the team. Sophomore Kristin Brewer, who led the team with 13 goals, was named as a forward. Juniors Nicole Keeve and Maxine Peat were also named to the first team. Keeve, who scored seven goals and added 10 assists, was named to the midfield while Peat was a defender.
Four of the other teams in the eight-school conference also had multiple first-team selections.
Seckman and Webster Groves high school had three picks each. Seckman had a great one-two punch up top and both players were named as first-team forwards. Senior Jess Maledy scored 17 goals and added eight assists, while junior Jessica Smugala had 18 goals and seven assists. Freshman C.J. Fitter was named a first-team midfielder. Fitter had an outstanding first year with eight goals and a league-high 14 assists.
Webster junior Jessica Perry was the choice in goal as she was clearly the most dominant keeper in the Suburban South. Perry led the league in total shutouts (10), solo shutouts (nine), saves (178) and save percentage (.890). She had a 13-9 record and 1.04 goals against average.
Junior midfielder Stevie Wunderlich, who led Webster in scoring with 12 goals and 13 assists, was named first team as was sophomore defender Maddi Beck.
Parkway West High School, which finished third in the league with a 5-2 mark (Summit and Kirkwood were each 6-1), had a pair of first-team selections. Senior Meghan Dolan, who led the team with 12 goals and three assists, was named as a forward. Junior Lucy Devereux was selected in the backfield.
Parkway Central High School also had a pair of first-teamers, including Player of the Year Alison Magruder. The senior scored 22 goals and had nine assists and led the league with eight game-winning goals. Senior defender Molly Berrier was the Colts’ other first-team selection.
Parkway North and University City high schools, which finished at the bottom of the Suburban South standings, did not have any player named to the first team.
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