Three players on the Stover girls soccer team were named to the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association Class 1 Region 4 team.
Senior Shelby Jackson and freshmen Jenna Bellis and Gracie Thompson represent the Lady Bulldogs on the all-region team, which is comprised of players from MSHSAA Districts 7 and 8.
Jackson was also selected as the Region 4 goalkeeper of the year while Bellis was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Thompson was runner-up for the region player of the year honor, which went to Kassi Ginther of Summit Christian Academy.
“I am so proud of the way these girls have played all season,” Stover coach Chris Witte said. “Gracie had an amazing season for us, playing as the hub of our midfield, so the recognition was well deserved. It is nice for Shelby and Jenna to get a little recognition for their work. Sometimes the defensive end is a thankless job, with all the glory going to goal scorers, but our back line and goalkeepers kept us in a lot of games this season, so it was nice for these two young ladies to receive this recognition for all of their hard work.”
Stover ended the 2017 season with a 9-12 record, the most wins in a season in the history of the program.
Sommer Herner of Bishop LeBlond was voted offensive player of the year and Jacob Toensing of St. Paul Lutheran was selected as coach of the year in the region.
MSHSSCA Class 1 Region 4
Defense
Emma Craven, soph., Lone Jack, Korina Sims, sr., Lone Jack, Jenna Bellis, fr., Stover, Drew Burris, sr., Kansas City Lutheran, Juliann Smith, fr., Bishop LeBlond, Emily Lopez, soph., Barstow, Savanna Sallas, jr., Summit Christian, Abby Nelson, jr., Summit Christian.
Forward
Kennedy Hurlock, jr., Lone Jack, Rylee Wiseman, soph., Lone Jack, Sommer Herner, jr., Bishop LeBlond, Gabby Vigliaturo, fr., Bishop LeBlond, Shannon Peters, sr., St. Paul Lutheran, Kassi Ginther, sr., Summit Christian, Faith Fields, sr., Summit Christian.
Goalkeeper
Shelby Jackson, sr., Stover.
Midfield
Gracie Thompson, fr., Stover, Joelle Hick, sr., Kansas City Lutheran, Sidney Herner, sr., Bishop LeBlond, Karson Troth, soph., St. Paul Lutheran, Megan Gannon, sr., Barstow, Riley Painter, fr., Summit Christian, Lilley Berry, soph., Summit Christian.

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