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Daily Chronicle All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Monica Maschak - Katherine Kohler eyes for a teammate to pass to in the Class 2A Sycamore Regional finals against Burlington on Friday, May 17, 2013. The Spartans won 1-0.
Monica Maschak - Katherine Kohler eyes for a teammate to pass to in the Class 2A Sycamore Regional finals against Burlington on Friday, May 17, 2013. The Spartans won 1-0.

First team

Kelli Cardine, DeKalb, senior, midfielder

Cardine scored 10 goals and dished out 14 assists this season for a Barbs team that won the Northern Illinois Big 12 East championship. She'll continue playing next year at Waubonsee Community College.

Morgan Beaty, DeKalb, junior, forward

Beaty was always dangerous when receiving the ball in the offensive third. The quick, skilled forward was the Barbs' leading scorer with 14 goals, and she also had 10 assists this year. The junior will certainly be a favorite for next year's player of the year award.

Maddie Frye, DeKalb, junior, goalkeeper

Frye tallied 14 shutouts this season and allowed just five goals this season, only one of which came during the conference season, while making 105 saves. She was one of the best shot-stoppers in the area.

Carlie Hayes, DeKalb, senior, defender

Frye didn't accomplish those 14 shutouts alone. The senior center back was a huge component of DeKalb's stingy defense.

Jordan Ginther, Kaneland, senior, goalkeeper

The Purdue commit is certainly one of the most talented players in the area. Ginther only allowed more than one goal once during the regular season. Because she played behind a stout defense, she didn't always turn heads, but her ability to keep her team in games was always a huge hurdle in the opposing team's gameplan.

Delaney Stryczek, Kaneland, junior, defender

Kaneland had the best goalkeeper in the area, but that wasn't always easy to notice because of defenders like Stryczek. The junior will return to lead a talented back line once again next season. 

Katherine Kohler, Sycamore, junior, midfielder

Kohler racked up seven goals and six assists for the Spartans, who were in the race for the conference championship until the last week of the season.

Lauren Miller, Sycamore, senior, midfielder

Miller was one of the most dangerous offensive weapons for the Spartans this season. The senior scored the game-winning goal in Sycamore's 1-0 win over Burlington Central in the Class 3A Sycamore Regional championship.

Shannon Schumacher, Genoa-Kingston, senior, forward

Coach Randy Tate called Schumacher “a coach's dream player.” The All-Big Northern Conference forward scored 15 goals and tallied four assists during her senior season.

Christina Sommerfeld, Indian Creek, senior, forward

Sommerfeld was a steady leader for the most surprising team in the area. After leading the team in scoring during the previous two seasons, the senior led a young group to a regional title.

Jacqueline Madden, Hinckley-Big Rock, sophomore, forward

In her second varsity season, Madden scored 20 goals and 10 assists and was Hinckley-Big Rock's most dangerous attacking threat. The sophomore will be a player to watch in DeKalb County over the next few years.

Second team

Emily Banigan, H-BR, defender, senior

Lauren Paver, H-BR, forward, junior

Nicole Hebel, GK, midfielder, sophomore

Courtney Diddell, Kaneland, midfielder, sophomore

Madison Jurcenko, Kaneland, midfielder, sophomore

Amanda Cook, Sycamore, goalkeeper, freshman

Paige Kohler, Sycamore, defender, junior

Josie Diehl, Indian Creek, goalkeeper, freshman

Madison Spooner, Indian Creek, midfielder, sophomore

Yulissa Solis, Hiawatha, forward, freshman

Jasmine Ascencio, Hiawatha, defender, freshman

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