- Val T.
Brooks, Brown, Woods named first-team all-TRC in girls soccer
Backus, Pickens, Shafer, Ruiz, Dominguez highlight boys soccer list
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Rochester’s Tessa Brooks, Mercedes Brown and Kaillie Woods were all named first-team all-Three Rivers Conference in voting done by the conference’s coaches.
Brooks, a senior defender, had two goals. Brown, a senior forward, led RHS with 13 goals and tied for the team lead with seven assists. Woods, a junior goalkeeper, had 95 saves while allowing only 15 goals in 13 games.
In addition, defenders Mackie Leslie and Abbi Richard earned honorable mention status.
RHS tied Manchester and Wabash for the conference title. Each went 4-1 in TRC play.
Lacey Freeman (Maconaquah), Emma Garriott (Manchester), Lainey Shock (Manchester), Kindra Stetzel (Manchester), Beletu Stout (Manchester), Gracie Storm (North Miami), Lauren Boyer (Peru), Tessa Brooks (Rochester), Mercedes Brown (Rochester), Kaillie Woods (Rochester), Nici Gunderman (Wabash), Madi Lutz (Wabash), Morgan Mallow (Wabash), Rylee Yoakum (Wabash)
Hayleigh Cole (Maconaquah), Rachel Gunion (Maconaquah), Kayla Metzger (Manchester), Torina Runkel (Manchester), Annika Oliver (North Miami), Carina Savage (North Miami), Abby Rogers (Peru), Graycee Ansari (Peru), Mackie Leslie (Rochester), Abbi Richard (Rochester), Isabelle Davis (Wabash), Kierston O’Neill (Wabash)
FINAL TRC STANDINGS
Rochester 4-1, Manchester 4-1, Wabash 4-1, Maconaquah 2-3, Peru 1-4, North Miami 0-5
TRC coaches recognize 5 RHS players, 4 Valley players: RHS boys soccer players Layne Backus, Zach Pickens and Wade Shafer and Tippecanoe Valley’s Jon Ruiz and Arturo Dominguez were all named first-team all-TRC in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.
RHS defender and goalkeeper Parker Wallace earned honorable mention status along with Valley’s Caleb Petgen and Christian Ramirez.
Pickens set the RHS single-season record with 32 goals and also dished out seven assists. Shafer had 13 goals and 31 assists. Backus had four goals and two assists.
Maroney was a top defender. Wallace, a freshman, had 178 saves in 15 games in goal.
Ruiz, a midfielder, had three goals and six assists for Valley. Dominguez was a top defender.
Ramirez led the team with 13 goals, and Petgen was second with 10. Petgen also tied for the team lead with six assists.
RHS finished in a three-way tie for the TRC title with Manchester and Maconaquah at 5-1. Valley, who was fifth, went 2-4 in conference play.
Elijah Alvarado (Maconaquah), Richie Leary (Maconaquah), Zach Sparks (Maconaquah), Bryant Teegardin (Maconaquah), Logan Bishop (Manchester), Dillon Gish (Manchester), Liam York (Manchester), Layne Backus (Rochester), Zach Pickens (Rochester), Wade Shafer (Rochester), Jon Ruiz (Valley), Arturo Dominguez (Valley), Grant Carandante (Wabash), Solomon France (Wabash)
Tyler Stapleton (Maconaquah), Kyler Hanson (Maconaquah), Dyson Rosen (Manchester), Aries Naranjo (Manchester), Cain Clingaman (North Miami), Malachi Wiley (North Miami), Kamon Blang (Peru), Conner Shaffer (Peru), Adam Maroney (Rochester), Parker Wallace (Rochester), Caleb Petgen (Valley), Christian Ramirez (Valley), Andrew Dinkins (Wabash), Jacob France (Wabash)
FINAL TRC STANDINGS
Rochester 5-1, Manchester 5-1, Maconaquah 5-1, Wabash 3-3, Valley 2-4, Peru 1-5, North Miami 0-6