Area players earn honors

Jefferson City's Sarah Luebbert is one of 14 area players to make the all-state soccer teams.

Jefferson City's Sarah Luebbert is one of 14 area players to make the all-state soccer teams. Photo by News Tribune.

Fourteen area girls soccer players and one coach were recently honored when the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams.

Jefferson City and Helias took the lion’s share of the honors, with each school having five all-staters.

The Lady Jays, who finished third in the state in Class 3, were represented by first-teamers Courtney Kolb at defender and Sarah Luebbert at midfielder, second-team goalkeeper Becca Sturgess and honorable-mention picks Katie Tambke at defender and Kaley Ruff at midfielder.

In addition, Jefferson City’s Eddie Horn was tabbed as the Public School Coach of the Year by the Association.

The Lady Jays earned the No. 3 spot in the final Class 3 poll.

Helias, which captured third in the state in Class 2, had three first-team all-staters in defender Meghan Nappier, midfielder Jordan Poire and forward Becky Roberts. Tiffany Weaver was a second-team pick at midfielder, while defender Maddie Lammers made honorable mention.

In the final poll, the Lady Crusaders hold down the third spot.

The Fatima Lady Comets had two all-staters in Class 1, as midfielder Malory White made the second team and defender Kristin Boeckmann was honorable mention.

Also in Class 1, School of the Osage defender Megan Atkin made the second team and Southern Boone midfielder Niki Kleinheider was a honorable-mention honoree.

For the complete all-state teams, along with all-region and all-district squads, please see Monday's print edition of the News Tribune.

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