By Ron Rop
A total of 24 area girls soccer players were honored on all-state teams announced today by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Of that total, three players were named to the first team in their respective divisions.
In Division 3, Orchard View sophomore forward Amanda Skidmore was named to the first team for the second straight season. Ludington’s Erin Brown, a senior forward, also was a first-team choice.
In Division 4, Western Michigan Christian’s high-scoring forward Timera Crosby, a senior, earned a spot on the first team.
Other honorees in Division 2 included second-team choice Kelsey Kippe from Spring Lake and honorable mention selections Lauren Hazekamp, a senior from Fruitport, and Reeths-Puffer junior Natalie Yeck.
Besides Skidmore and Brown in Division 3, Oakridge junior midfielder Keyara Wiard was named to the second team. Eagle teammates Ashley Groendal and sophomore defender Beka Shepherd were named to the third team. Ashley Weaver was an honorable mention choice from the Eagles.
Others to gain honorable mention recognition in Division 3 were Fremont senior Kristen Olsen, Ludington junior Molly Hallead, senior defender Jordyn Willick and freshman Jacquelyn Lynch. Orchard View junior defender Erika Bayak also was honorable mention.
Additional honorees in Division 4 included Hart’s Macayla Greiner, a junior midfielder, on the second team and Bree Verhoeven, from Shelby, on the third team.
Honorable mention players in Division 4 included Hayley Mohr, a junior goalkeeper and Brianna Zehr, a sophomore forward, from Fruitport Calvary Christian, Hart’s Landyn Lorenz, a junior forward, and Muskegon Catholic junior Katherine Salisz. North Muskegon’s senior midfielder Brianna Ballew, Shelby senior midfielder Hannah Huls and Western Michigan Christian senior Rachel Karsten also were honorable mention selections.