Iowa high school all-state soccer 2021: Xavier boys and girls have multiple first-teamers

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Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Carson Jeffery (1) makes a save against Marion in their 2A quarterfinal at the boys’ state soccer tournament at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids Xavier’s 2021 boys’ state soccer champions had talent throughout the lineup.

The Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state teams released last week offer more proof.

Xavier, which went 15-5 and beat Bondurant-Farrar 2-0 in the Class 2A final for its eighth state title, had a state-best three first-team honorees, all at different positions: goalkeeper Carson Jeffery, defender Trysten Vasquez and midfielder Ren Schroud.

Schroud, also the 2A all-tournament captain, led the team with 19 assists and was named all-state captain. The senior assisted on Xavier’s first goal of the state tournament in a 1-0 win over Marion and scored the Saints’ last goal of the week in the final.

“It feels amazing after all the hard work, all that we’ve been through as a team,” Schroud said after the state title game. “We had a three-game losing streak at some point in the season. For us to bounce back and continue winning, continue the motivation, it feels awesome to actually see it pay off and win the championship.”

Jeffery didn’t allow a goal throughout the Saints’ state-tournament run, making 12 saves in three wins. He had 58 saves during the season and gave up just 13 goals in 20 games. Vasquez, a center back, helped limit opposing teams’ chances. Both are juniors.

“It just shows where hard work goes,” Jeffery said of the state-tournament shutout streak. “It’s just impressive for our team because I can’t do it without our defense. We had a pretty solid defense. Without them, it wouldn’t have been zeroes this whole state tournament. I have to give it all to the defense. It shows that hard work can get you somewhere. This is the result of hard work.”

Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Prairie had multiple first-team honorees in Class 3A.

Senior defender Andy Lu and senior forward Kolby Godbolt represented West, the state runner-up. Prairie, which was ranked No. 2 in 3A before bowing out in the state quarterfinals, put a pair of juniors on the first team, defender Kayden McMaster and midfielder Blake Halleran.

Three Gazette-area forwards were named to the Class 1A boys’ first team, including Division I football recruit Jahsiah Galvan, who scored 38 goals as a junior for state semifinalist West Liberty.

Alec Wick, a soon-to-be Division I football player himself as a University of Iowa walk-on, was named first-team all-state for the second time after scoring 31 goals for state semifinalist Iowa City Regina.

Junior Peyton Miller scored 40 goals for a West Branch team that climbed into the state rankings for the first time at the end of the season and earned first-team honors.

Solon senior midfielder Gabe Yetley, who led a substate-finalist team with 25 goals and 13 assists, also earned first-team honors.

Sam Brueck of Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington was named Mr. Iowa Soccer 2021. The senior led the Class 1A state champion Nikes with 35 goals and 22 assists.

The IAHSSCA’s all-state girls’ teams had the most Gazette-area representation in Class 2A, including a Cedar Rapids Xavier defensive duo who gave eventual state champion Waverly-Shell Rock its toughest postseason test in a 1-0 quarterfinal that was decided in overtime.

Xavier senior Maggie Conrad, a Tennessee Tech commit, was the 2A all-state goalkeeper. She made 93 saves throughout the season and allowed only 13 goals in 19 games. Senior left back Amanda Ross was the only defender named to the 2A first team. She led the Saints with 19 assists and also scored nine goals.

Cedar Rapids Xavier goalkeeper Maggie Conrad (1) blocks a shot during the second half of their Class 2A quarterfinal at James. W Cownie Soccer Park in Des Monies on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

The scorer of the golden goal that ended Xavier’s season, Kenzie Roling, was named Miss Iowa Soccer. The Iowa signee totaled 76 goals in 21 games, including three in a state-semifinal win and another four in WSR’s 5-1 win over Dallas Center-Grimes in the 2A final.

Among those joining Roling as 2A all-state forwards are Wamac Conference stars Maia Bentley (48 goals, 25 assists), a junior from Mount Vernon, and Clear Creek Amana senior Lauren Riggle (26 goals, 11 assists).

Class 3A Boys

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeepers

Gabe Johnson, sr., Pleasant Valley

Evan Nidey, sr., Waukee

Defense

Joe Brown, sr., Norwalk

Kayden McMaster, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

Joe Krueger, sr., Ankeny Centennial

Andy Lu, sr., Iowa City West

Midfield

Jaren Obia, sr., West Des Moines Valley

Colton Costello, jr., Lewis Central

Blake Halleran, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

Armin Dedic, jr., Waterloo West

Forwards

Wilmont Manneh, jr., Johnston

Anders Bergstrom, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington

Truman Unruh, jr., Cedar Falls

Kolby Godbolt, sr., Iowa City West

CJ Coppola, jr., Waukee

SECOND TEAM

Goalkeepers

Kyle Gappa, sr., Lewis Central

Ronan Murphy, sr., Des Moines Roosevelt

Defense

Yona Abdulahi, sr., Des Moines Roosevelt

Parker Stork, sr., West Des Moines Dowling

Ayden Hall, sr., West Des Moines Valley

Evan Larson, jr., Ankeny Centennial

Reillyl Tabares, sr., Bettendorf

Jack Roemer, sr., Pleasant Valley

Seth Barker, sr., West Des Moines Valley

Midfield

Jordan Corrieri, sr., Ames

Will Devine, jr., Lewis Central

Spencer Taylor, jr., Norwalk

Rhys Ward, jr., Pleasant Valley

Oscar Perez, jr., Sioux City West

Forwards

Ombeni Mubake, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Brandon Toledo, sr., Council Bluffs Lincoln

Chase Green, jr., Davenport North

Chris Carrillo, sr., Des Moines East

Jacob Konrardy, sr., Dubuque Senior

Max Egger, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

HONORABLE MENTION

(Area only)

Goalkeepers

Aiden Neumann, fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

Jacob Cross, sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Defense

Will Bickel, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington

Midfield

Elijah Lingren, sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Benjamin Joens, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Gavin Lewis, fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

Gasonga (CJ) Nsengiyumva, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington

Class 2A Boys

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Carson Jeffery, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Defense

Zach Schippers, sr., Adel ADM

Trysten Vasquez, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Evan Reha, jr., Bondurant-Farrar

Midfield

Ren Schroud, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Kyle Dillon, sr., Grinnell

Zach Kline, jr., Bondurant-Farrar

Jacob Yanacheak, sr., Adel ADM

Forwards

Isaac Semini, jr., Pella

Kendall Bickford, jr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Calvin Jaworski, jr., Grinnell

Oskar White, sr., Bondurant-Farrar

SECOND TEAM

Goalkeeper

Mason Holland, sr., Pella

Defense

Mason Holland, sr., Pella

Ethan Rollinger, sr., Vinton-Shellsburg

Midfield

Wade Forret, sr., Adel ADM

Sam McClintock, jr., Bondurant-Farrar

Mitchell Pothitakis, jr., Fort Madison

Brady Schaap, sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Forwards

Josh Pike, sr., Adel ADM

Kaden Baxter, jr., Carlisle

Nathan Donovan, sr., Dubuque Wahlert

Jeremie Poudrier, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock

HONORABLE MENTION

(Area only)

Midfield

Liam Ngo, sr., Marion

David Lapan-Islas, sr., Vinton-Shellsburg

Forwards

Levi Murphy, sr., Marion

Zac Stout, sr., Washington

Class 1A Boys

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Caden Murphy, sr., Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington

Defense

Daniel Pranger, sr., Waterloo Columbus

Danny Kinsella, fr., Treynor

Dawson Gach, sr., Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington

Luke Hubbard, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert

Midfield

Gabe Yetley, sr., Solon

Gavin McIntosh, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert

Evan Honan, jr., Underwood

Forwards

Keaton Mann, sr., Treynor

Will Curtis, sr., Denver

Jahsiah Galvan, jr., West Liberty

Sam Brueck, sr., Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington (Mr. Iowa Soccer 2021)

Alec Wick, sr., Iowa City Regina

Petyon Miller, jr., West Branch

SECOND TEAM

Goalkeeper

Zach Lawrence, sr., Albia

Defense

Aidan Krell, jr., Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington

Ethan Trimpe, sr., Mid-Prairie

Thomas Schwartz, jr., Treynor

Midfield

Jez Rodriguez, sr., Waterloo Columbus

Andre Fuentes, fr., North Fayette Valley

Bailey Baccam, sr., Western Christian

Forwards

Landon Noe, sr., Albia

Brayden Shepard, fr., Council Bluffs St. Albert

Raydden Grobe, jr., Avoca AHSTW

Marvin Marroquin, jr., Postvile

Dillon Bruck, jr., Solon

Juan Mateo, soph., West Liberty

HONORABLE MENTION

(Area only)

Goalkeepers

Cael Fiderlein, sr., West Branch

Defense

Jackson Pennington, jr., Mid-Prairie

Forwards

Sam Nefzger, sr., North Fayette Valley

Class 3A Girls

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Ceci Villa, sr., West Des Moines Dowling

Defense

Courtney Kovacs, jr., Ankeny Centennial

Brookelyn Buttolph, jr., West Des Moines Valley

Macy Davis, soph., Waukee

Addie Kerkhoff, jr., Pleasant Valley

Midfield

Catie Johnson, sr., West Des Moines Valley

Elizabeth Overberg, sr., Ankeny Centennial

Maggie Gundersen, jr., Council Bluffs Jefferson

Haley Horman, sr., Waukee

Forwards

Anna Van Wyngarden, jr., West Des Moines Valley

Hannah Schimmer, jr., Council Bluffs Lincoln

Rachel Christmann, sr., Ankeny

HONORABLE MENTION

(Area only)

Goalkeepers

Waverly Patterson, sr., Linn-Mar

Defense

Emma Casebolt, sr., Linn-Mar

Midfield

Hallie Peak, sr., Linn-Mar

Forwards

Delaney Holtey, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Class 2A Girls

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Maggie Conrad, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Defense

Amanda Ross, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Midfield

Ashlyn Watt, sr., Adel ADM

Kendall Knisley, soph., North Scott

Kylie Knief, fr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Forwards

Kenzie Roling, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock (Miss Iowa Soccer 2021)

Maia Bentley, jr., Mount Vernon

Lauren Riggle, sr., Clear Creek Amana

Avery Korsching, jr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Jocelyn Bice, jr., Norwalk

Jada Jensen, soph., Atlantic

Abby Warner, jr., Pella

Alexa Johnson, jr., Spencer

HONORABLE MENTION

(Area only)

Midfield

Ellen Austin, sr., Clear Creek Amana

Forwards

Grace Coates, sr., Marion

Class 1A Girls

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper

Ashley Van Heukelom, sr., Des Moines Christian

Defense

Katie Currans, sr., Gilbert

Midfield

Megan Miller, sr., Des Moines Christian

Alyssa Kellar, sr., Treynor

Sara Hansen, sr., Hudson

Joslyn Terpstra, soph., Pella Christian

Marissa Ring, jr., Tri-Center

Forwards

Makenna Shepard, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert

Clara Tiegland, soph., Treynor

Jordyn Foelske, sr., Denver

Miranda Ring, jr., Tri-Center

Jade Jackson, jr., Davenport Assumption

Camille Landphair, soph., Dike-New Hartford

Comments: nathan.ford@thegazette.com



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