Four Panthers named to All-EWC first team

¦ PHS’s Roelse on top unit again
by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


ERIN FALK ERIN FALK Seven players on the Plymouth Panthers’ Eastern Wisconsin Conference girls soccer championship squad were voted All-EWC, including four on the first team, by the league coaches.

Leading the way for PHS is senior defender Meghan Roelse who earned first-team honors for the second straight year. The Panthers’ other first-team selections are senior forward Erin Falk, senior midfielder Elle Klecka and senior goalkeeper Sophie Hau.

Klecka was a second-team forward and Hau was honorable mention last year. PHS has a leaguehigh four first-team picks.

Plymouth’s other All-EWC players are sophomore forward Olivia Jankowski, senior midfielder Brooke Reichert and senior defender Haley Olsen on the second unit.

“Meghan was a three-year varsity starting defender and captain who anchored a defense alongside three new starters that gave up just three goals in the conference,” said Panther head coach Brad Feick.


ELLE KLECKA ELLE KLECKA “Meghan’s ability to close on the opposition and limit scoring opportunities really helped our team. Having played for three years at the varsity level, she understood how to play the game and gave confidence to a young defense.”

Roelse contributed one assist in league action.

“Elle, a returning three-year varsity starter, was extremely consistent and was constantly looking to challenge players,” Feick pointed out.

“Her aggressiveness and speed challenged the opposition. She was often moved to the side with the opponent’s fastest wing player.

“Because of her aggressiveness and understanding of the game, I was able to use Elle in a variety of positions throughout the year,” said the coach.

Klecka had three goals and two assists in EWC play for a total of eight points (two points per goal and one per assist).


SOPHIE HAU SOPHIE HAU “Erin really came on this season.

She was one of our most dangerous offensive players – stringing together a four-game period in which she recorded a point in each game,” Feick pointed out.

“She aggressively challenged the opposition’s defense and was a constant threat to set up teammates or score herself. She also worked hard to win the ball back in our offensive third.”

Falk scored seven goals and had three assists for 17 points.

“Sophie, a four-year varsity starting goalie, is the conference’s strongest keeper throughout the season. Her saves helped lead to our conference title. Without her performances, we don’t win conference,” said Feick.

Hau made 16 saves and surrendered only one goal in 12 EWC matches. PHS, which finished 10-0-2 in the conference, chalked up an impressive nine shutouts in EWC play.


MEGHAN ROELSE MEGHAN ROELSE “Haley’s aggressiveness and willingness to play balls served in the air helped keep the ball out of danger. She would make timely offensive runs and would move up for corner kicks,” the coach observed.

“Haley really developed into a strong and consistent center back.”

Olsen scored one goal in league action.

“Brooke anchored our central midfield. She rarely left the field, and engaged in physical battles with other strong central midfielders from the conference,” said Feick.

“She uses her body well for positioning which allows her to make clean passes and reverse the field. She also has a strong shot when she gets into position to shoot.”

Reichert tallied three goals and one assist for seven points.

“Olivia was our leading goal scorer overall and tied Erin’s conference goal total. She was a physical target who aggressively attacked the goal,” said the coach.

“When we needed a goal, she was often the player who either scored or delivered the assist.”

Jankowski had seven goals and three assists in the conference. Her 17 points in league matches tied Falk for the PHS lead.

Senior midfielder Danielle Brenner of New Holstein was voted the EWC’s Player of the Year. Brenner was named to the All- EWC first team for the third consecutive season. She helped lead the Huskies to runner-up in the Division 4 state tournament this past season.

The other players to repeat on the first team are senior forward Laiken Meyer of New Holstein and senior midfielder Tiffany Fischer of Sheboygan Falls.

Meyer led the EWC in goals with 11. Brenner and New Holstein teammate Karissa Preston, a junior midfielder, had a leaguehigh six assists apiece.

Preston ranked first in points with 24 and Meyer was second at 23.

All-EWC Girls Soccer

FIRST TEAM
Forwards
Laiken Meyer, New Holstein......…....Sr.
Erin Falk, Plymouth…....................Sr.
Abby Mauer, Sheboygan Falls..........Jr.
Midfielders
Danielle Brenner, New Holstein........Sr.
Jeray Riffel, Kewaskum..........……..So.
Tiffany Fischer, Sheboygan Falls......Sr.
Elle Klecka, Plymouth…................Sr.
Defenders
Hailee Olson, New Holstein..............Jr.

Meghan Roelse, Plymouth.............Sr.
Erin Beeck, Sheboygan Falls............Sr.
Goalkeeper
Sophie Hau, Plymouth...................Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Forwards
Olivia Jankowski, Plymouth.........So.
Landon Donigan, Campbellsport......Sr.
Karli Fannin, New Holstein...............Sr.
Midfielders
Brooke Birschbach, Campbellsport...Jr.
Karissa Preston, New Holstein..........Jr.

Brooke Reichert, Plymouth…........Sr.
Jeana Fale, Kiel….............................Jr.
Defenders
Micaela Ward, Campbellsport..........Sr.
Mathilde Lutnaes, Kiel......................Sr.
Haley Olsen, Plymouth…...............Sr.
Goalkeeper
Alicia Kahl, New Holstein..................Sr.
HONORABLE MENTION
Forwards
Ashley Burris, Kiel….........................Jr.
Madisyn Longdin, Kewaskum..….....Fr.

Midfielders
Becky Raeder, Sheboygan Falls......So.
Mickayla Fritsch, Kiel........................Jr.
Nicole Preder, Sheboygan Falls.......Jr.
Rebecca Strigenz, Kewaskum...…..Jr.
Molly Schulties, Kewaskum...…..…..Fr.
Defenders
Kaila Kirst, Kewaskum...….........…..So.
Sam Van Buren, Waupun.................Sr.
Tori Zipperer, New Holstein...............Jr.
Goalkeeper
Jenna Hilt, Waupun….......................Jr.


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