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Webster Sweeps Women's Soccer Awards

Webster Sweeps Women's Soccer Awards

Webster University swept the 2018 SLIAC Women's Soccer All-Conference awards with Melissa Kasper, Lilly Brauer, Ryleigh Grommet, and Luigi Scire receiving honors for the 2018 season.

Melissa Kasper, a junior from Oswego, Ill., was the top scoring option for the Gorloks this season. She led all conference players with 12 goals and 14 points, accumulating her 38 total points in just nine conference games. The fleet-footed Kasper ranked 3rd in the conference in shots. She had two hat tricks during conference play this season and recorded at least one point in all nine games. This is her second straight appearance on the SLIAC All-Conference First Team and third All-Conference honor in her career.

The 2018 SLIAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year is Lilly Brauer, from Webster University. Brauer, a junior, started 19 games for the Gorloks this season and was the anchor on the league's top defensive unit. Brauer and the Gorloks shut out seven opponents during conference play, allowing just two goals and holding the opposition to less than four shots per game. She continues the streak for the Gorloks, which has now had a player take home the SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year award all five seasons it has been awarded (twice it was shared as Co-Defensive Player).

This year's SLIAC Newcomer of the Year comes from the Gorloks, Ryleigh Grommet. Grommet, a freshman from Rolla, Mo., immediately stepped into a defender position for Webster, starting every game this season. She scored one goal during conference play and was part of the Gorlok defense that allowed just two goals against conference opponents during the regular season. She is the first Webster player to take home the award since 2014 when Kayla Dye won.

Luigi Scire receives his 7th SLIAC Coach of the Year award after leading the Gorloks to an undefeated conference regular season. In fact this year the Gorloks completed their third consecutive undefeated season in SLIAC play. Webster finished the year with a 16-3-1 overall record, leading the conference in goals scored and fewest goals allowed. 

The final award is the SLIAC Team Sportsmanship Award. This year's winner is Principia College, which is the 8th in program history. This award goes to the team whose players, coaches, and fans best exemplify the principles of good sportsmanship. 

 

See the full 2018 SLIAC Women's Soccer All-Conference team and award winners below:

First Team                
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
Melissa Kasper   F   Webster   Jr   Oswego, Ill./Oswego
Molly Kovarik   F   Fontbonne   So   Festus, Mo./St. Pius
Dani Pearce   F   Greenville   Sr   Springfield, Mo./Glendale
Daniele Caruso   MF   Fontbonne   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./Affton
Heidi Gundy   MF   Westminster   Sr   Columbia, Mo./Fr. Tolton Catholic
Olivia Osterhage   MF   Webster   Jr   St. Louis, Mo./Eureka
Carolyn Ries   MF   Webster   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh
Lilly Brauer   D   Webster   Jr   Belleville, Ill./Belleville East
Alnee Tutson   D   Spalding   Sr   Mt. Washington, Ky./Bullitt East
Cara Wilfong   D   Westminster   So   Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
Alisa Coralic   GK   Webster   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./Mehlville
                 
Second Team                
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
Nicole Bascio   F   Webster   Sr   Wentzville, Mo./Timberland
Gracie Koonce   F   Westminster   Sr   Norman, Okla./Norman
Natalie Schulte   F   Westminster   So   Linn Creek, Mo./Camdenton
Madison Arens   MF   Principia   Sr   Ballwin, Mo./Principia Upper
Michelle Grotefendt   MF   Greenville   Jr   Marine, Ill./Triad
Meghan Ogden   MF   Spalding   Sr   Hendersonville, Tenn./Beech
Breanna Thomas   MF   Greenville   Jr   Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale
Hannah Andrzejewski   D   Fontbonne   Sr   St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles West
Ryleigh Grommet   D   Webster   Fr   Rolla, Mo./Rolla
Tori Harris   D   Fontbonne   So   Lake St. Louis, Mo./Liberty
Makayla Hussong   GK   Fontbonne   Jr   Florissant, Mo./Incarnate Word
                 
Third Team
               
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
Rebecca Bass   F   Fontbonne   Jr   Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood West
Kelsie Huffman   F   Spalding   Jr   Louisville, Ky./Fern Creek
Savannah Page   F   Webster   Jr   Sandy, Utah/Jordan
Ellie Cummins   MF   Greenville   Jr   Bethalto, Ill./Civic Memorial
Erin Detter   MF   MacMurray   Jr   Munford, Tenn./Munford
Madison Ekern   MF   Westminster   Jr   Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
Maddie Tague   MF   Fontbonne   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./Ursuline
Brooklyn Haro   D   Greenville   Fr   Bremerton, Wash./Olympic
Rylee Stafford   D   Fontbonne   So   Jackson, Mo./Jackson
Maddison Zollinger   D   Greenville   Fr   Logan, Utah/Ridgeline
Sarah Cradick   GK   Westminster   Jr   Maryland Heights, Mo./Pattonville

 

All-Sportsmanship Team

Name   School
Aliese Greenwood    Blackburn
Sarah Domkowski    Eureka
Kelli Kinnikin    Fontbonne
Caitlin McLoughlin    Greenville
Elwynn Tamahaga    Iowa Wesleyan
Margaret Doss    MacMurray
Hannah Hathaway    Principia
Lauren Locke    Spalding
Alyson Egizio    Webster
Paige Price    Westminster
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