Jefferson City, Helias, Southern Boone and Fatima have players on all-state soccer

Marcus Woodruff of the Jefferson City Jays was a first-team all-state selection in Class 3 by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Marcus Woodruff of the Jefferson City Jays was a first-team all-state selection in Class 3 by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association. Photo by News Tribune.

It was another strong year for boys soccer in the area.

Jefferson City and Helias reached the state playoffs, while Southern Boone earned a Final Four berth.

That was reflected when the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association released its all-state team Tuesday.

Jefferson City and Helias each placed three players on all-state teams in their respective classes, while Southern Boone had a whopping six players and Fatima had one.

Jefferson City finished the season at 20-7 and a Class 3 sectional loss to Rock Bridge. Senior forward Marcus Woodruff earned first-team honors after a 31-goal season. Ten of those were game-winning goals, and he added nine assists.

Senior midfielder Nathan Luebbert was a second-team selection, scoring a goal and adding 11 assists. Senior midfielder Aaron Crane was named honorable mention after tallying nine goals and 14 assists.

Helias ended the year at 19-6 with a state quarterfinal loss to Carthage. The Crusaders finished ninth in the final rankings. Senior goalkeeper Kyle Daledovich earned first-team honors after playing in all 25 games and posting a 1.24 goals-against average. He earned 13 shutouts.

Senior midfielder Gage West was a second-team selection after tallying eight goals and five assists. Braden Toebben was named honorable mention at midfield after scoring four goals and adding two assists.

Then comes Southern Boone, the third-place finisher in Class 1 after a 29-2 season.

Senior forward Landon Bartel was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year in Class 1 alongside Springfield Catholic’s Ryan Randell. Bartel racked up 32 goals and 20 assists on the season.

Senior defender Calvin Bill was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Class 1 alongside John Burroughs’ Joe Renner. Bill tallied 13 goals and six assists this year.

Both were first-team selections, as were two other Eagles.

Junior forward Jacob Moore — who led the area in scoring with 39 goals and 16 assists — and senior midfielder Nate Sapp, with his 10 goals and 17 assists, rounded out Southern Boone’s presence on the first team.

Isaac Wren as a second-team selection at goalkeeper. The junior played in 17.5 games, totaling 8.5 shutouts while owning a 0.69 goals-against average. Sophomore midfielder Gage Schupp was name honorable mention after a season that included nine goals and 10 assists.

Fatima’s Zack Buscher as an honorable mention selection on defense. The senior scored two goals and added two assists.

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