High School Sports - Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times - High School Sports en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/YourSeason/assets/img/logo.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Sport plagued by concussions ]]>
All Margaret Walker knew for sure was that she collided with another player. Playing against rival New Trier in the quarterfinals of the Pepsi Showdown in April, the Loyola sophomore forward looked more like a boxer. “I had a black eye and everything,” she said. “When I hit my head, I was also sick at the time, so it was confusing.” It … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Sun-Times rankings ]]> With final records, preseason rankings 1. Naperville North 24-1-2 (1) 2. St. Charles North 19-6-2 (14) 3. Loyola 24-1-1 (6) 4. Naperville Central 20-2-2 (5) 5. Downers South 20-6-3 (NR) 6. Glenbrook South 21-6-4 (NR) 7. New Trier 20-4-1 (4) 8. Barrington 19-6 (15) 9. Neuqua Valley 16-5-2 (2) 10. St. Francis 24-3 (NR) Others: Conant, Metea Valley, Plainfield North, York, Lockport, … ]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:56:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12975538-401/girls-soccer-sun-times-rankings.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12975538-401/girls-soccer-sun-times-rankings.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Christa Szalach’s fourth-overtime smash lifts Naperville North to state title ]]>
Christa Szalach knew time was running out. “I had to take a shot,” the Naperville North midfielder said. “You can’t win unless you take a shot.” Taking a beautiful pass from Hunter Drendel, Szalach scored from about 12 yards out in the 119th minute to lift the top-ranked Huskies to a 1-0 Class 3A state championship win over No. 6 St. Charles … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: State title sweet redemption for Hunter Drendel ]]> Naperville North midfielder Hunter Drendel was one of many players who walked off the field in tears last year following a 1-0 loss to Granite City in the Class 3A state championship game. Drendel was again in tears Saturday night, but for a much different reason. The senior was shedding tears of joy after setting up the only goal as the Huskies … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 23:00:31 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12943940-393/girls-soccer-state-title-sweet-redemption-for-hunter-drendel.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12943940-393/girls-soccer-state-title-sweet-redemption-for-hunter-drendel.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Downers South clips Glenbrook South in PKs for third place ]]>
Cassidy Herrmann turned herself into a quick study. A sprinter in swimming and volleyball player, Herrmann made her only year as a soccer player a deeply memorable one. The Downers South senior keeper made two brilliant saves during the penalty kick shootout that helped the No. 7 Mustangs edge No. 5 Glenbrook South 2-1 in Class 3A third-place game Saturday at North … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Player of the Year Courtney Raetzman synonymous with Conant’s success ]]> When Courtney Raetzman arrived as a freshman at Conant four years ago, the Cougars’ soccer program had little history or success to draw on. ‘‘The farthest we ever advanced [in the state tournament] was a sectional semifinal,’’ Conant coach Jason Franco said. The dynamic Raetzman changed everything. The 5-foot forward propelled the Cougars to two state trophies and punctuated her four-year career … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 18:46:03 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12938930-393/girls-soccer-player-of-the-year-courtney-raetzman-synonymous-with-conants-success.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12938930-393/girls-soccer-player-of-the-year-courtney-raetzman-synonymous-with-conants-success.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Lane’s Jasmin Carrera, Payton’s Corinne Harris among All-Area selections ]]>
First team capsules Corey Burns, Loyola: The Iowa recruit was the 24-1-1 Ramblers’ best overall player. ‘‘She’s one of the best players in the state regardless of position,’’ coach Craig Snower said. With her speed, toughness and defensive acumen, the Ramblers allowed just five goals and had 22 shutouts. Jasmin Carrera, Lane: The junior midfielder had 42 goals and 13 assists for … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: 2012 All-Area teams ]]> First Team Player, School Class Position Corey Burns, Loyola Jr. Defender Jasmin Carrera, Lane Jr. Midfielder Megan Geldernick, Metea Valley Jr. Keeper Zoey Goralski, Neuqua Valley Jr. Forward Corinne Harris, Payton Sr. Midfielder Jen Korn, Naperville North Sr. Defender Callie O’Donnell, Plainfield North Sr. Forward Christina Ordonez, York Sr. Midfielder Courtney Raetzman, Conant Sr. Forward Katherine Short, Naperville Central Sr. Midfielder Zoe Swift, Naperville North Jr. ForwardSecond Team Player, School Class Position April Cronin, Glenbrook South Jr. Forward Gianna Dal Pozzo, Neuqua Valley Jr. Midfielder Jill D’Amico, Naperville Central Sr. Keeper Sarrah Ludwig, Downers … ]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:35:24 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12938996-401/story.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12938996-401/story.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Taylor Bucaro’s free kick goal lifts St Francis to first state title ]]>
Taylor Bucaro changed her mind at the last second and because of that, St. Francis is second to none. Bucaro, a junior defender, usually tries to cross the ball when she takes free kicks from the right wing, and that was what she intended when she teed up a 23-yarder late in Saturday’s Class 2A state championship match. Instead, Bucaro ripped a … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: St Viator downs Normal U-High in 2A third-place match ]]> St. Viator was a day late but hardly a dollar short on Saturday. One day after suffering a disappointing 1-0 loss to St. Francis in the Class 2A state semifinals, the Lions recovered to play one of their best games of the season in routing Normal U-High 4-1 in the third-place match at North Central College in Naperville. Senior forward Katelyn Hammarlund … ]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 17:26:48 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12937110-393/girls-soccer-st-viator-downs-normal-u-high-in-2a-third-place-match.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12937110-393/girls-soccer-st-viator-downs-normal-u-high-in-2a-third-place-match.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Zoe Swift strikes twice, Naperville North back in final ]]>
Zoe Swift is her sharpest critic who holds herself to very exacting standards. Glenbrook South was on the wrong side of her individual brilliance. The star Naperville North junior forward scored twice in powering the top-ranked Huskies to an impressive 2-0 victory over No. 5 Glenbrook South in a Class 3A semifinal Friday at North Central College in Naperville. The win snapped … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Amanda Gaggioli’s goal carries St Francis into final ]]> St. Francis didn’t have many scoring chances Friday, but the Spartans knew what to do when one presented itself. Sydney Fox made a steal in the midfield that triggered a 3-on-1 break and seconds later senior Amanda Gaggioli buried an eight-yard shot as St. Francis advanced to its first state championship game by edging St. Viator 1-0 in a Class 2A semifinal … ]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:06:03 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12918666-393/girls-soccer-amanda-gaggiolis-goal-carries-st-francis-into-final.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12918666-393/girls-soccer-amanda-gaggiolis-goal-carries-st-francis-into-final.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Naperville North, Glenbrook South highlight state quarterfinal matchups ]]>
Naperville North dodged every bullet. Now the question is whether the Huskies are going to be the last team standing. The top-ranked and defending Class 3A state runner-up Huskies avoided the win-or-go-home state tournament format that clipped previously top-ranked Loyola, New Trier and Conant. “We have a very deep team, and we’ve had different players step up,” first-year Naperville North coach Steve … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Lauren Koehl, St Charles North edge Barrington ]]>
St. Charles North rarely attempts short corner kicks because those plays usually don’t result in goals. But the North Stars thought they saw a chance to score on one early in Tuesday’s Class 3A Barrington Supersectional. Turns out they were right. Kelly Manski’s short kick from the left corner found Lauren Koehl near the top of the left side of the penalty … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Naperville North advances to state for second straight season ]]> Naperville North’s girls soccer team had to take the scenic route to earn the right to play in this weekend’s Class 3A state tournament across town at North Central College, but the Huskies didn’t mind the ride. North cruised two hours south to the Class 3A Normal Supersectional and easily handled downstate Collinsville, 4-1, to advance to state for the second straight … ]]> Tue, 29 May 2012 20:32:35 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12854493-393/girls-soccer-naperville-north-advances-to-state-for-second-straight-season.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlssoccer/12854493-393/girls-soccer-naperville-north-advances-to-state-for-second-straight-season.html