Five Lady Wildcats make all-conference team
MILL HALL – Yesterday, it was announced that five different Central Mountain High School girls soccer players (Sadie McCaleb, Macy Akeley, Sloane Tressler, Amelia McCloy and Avery Baker) were named to the all-Heartland Conference team. Head Coach Cole Black had some comments regarding his players’ selections.
1st Team All-
Sadie McCaleb – “Sadie was a dominating force in the midfield this year. Almost every team we played against had to man-mark her in order to deal with her and she still found the freedom to play. At nine goals and four assists, she was definitely a huge part of our offensive development in every game. She is one of those players that doesn’t really see the bench too often.”
Macy Akeley – “Macy played a couple different positions for us this year and excelled at all of them. She is one of those players we were constantly wishing we had multiple of. Half way through the season we decided to move her to forward and she scored her first career goal on senior night of all nights. Her work ethic was unparallelled by anyone on our team. She is well-deserving of this honor.”
Sloane Tressler – “It’s no surprise for me that Sloane was selected to an all-coference team. Most of our opponents had a hard time defending her. At center forward, she was easily our most crafty and shiftiest player on the ball. This was never more evident than in her final goal of the season against Altoona. Her step over to beat the center back and put Altoona’s goal keeper on her butt will forever remain one of the top goals I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in person.”
Amelia McCloy – “It’s extremely hard to get a defender selected to an all-conference team, so I’m glad Amelia was chosen as an honorable mention as she definitely deserves it. Amelia is a player who played almost every minute of every game for us and never gave up regardless of circumstance. Only a sophomore, the team will be relying on her experience and leadership next year as we prepare for another tough schedule.”
Avery Baker – “Baker’s break-out performace this year as a freshman turned quite a few heads. Tallying three goals and two assists, she found herself getting considerable minutes as the season progressed. Absolutely deserving of an honorable mention, her development over the next couple of years will be crucial to the team’s success.”