By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural, which went undefeated against city competition en route to a Centennial League championship and a runner-up finish in the Class 6A state tournament, put a city-high five players on the 2022 All-City girls soccer team, selected by city coaches.
The Junior Blues, who went 17-3-1 on the season, are represented on the first team by seniors Reagan Allen, Belle Kennedy, McKenna Merrick and Hunter McWilliams and freshman Kate Hinck while Junior Blues coach Brian Hensyel was named the city coach of the year.
Cair Paravel Latin, which posted a fourth-place finish in the 4A-1A state tournament, put sophomore Katherine Keys and freshman Zahra Lewis on the first team after the Lions posted a 15-5-0 record and earned their first final four berth.
Seaman junior Brooklyn Yingling and sophomore Elinore Stallbaumer were first-team All-City selections for the 11-6-1 Vikings while 13-5-0 Shawnee Heights put senior Tarum Hoge and freshman Lailah Benz on the first team.
Topeka High, 12-6-0 on the season, put senior Luxanna Sands and sophomore Avery Zimmerman on the All-City first team while 10-7-1 Hayden is represented by seniors CC Hammes and Kate Roeder.
Topeka West (4-12-1) is represented on the All-City team by senior Miah Mosher.
Rural's Kennedy and McWilliams are repeat first-team picks as are Topeka High's Sands and Zimmerman, Cair Paravel's Keys, Shawnee Heights' Hoge, Hayden's Roeder and Seaman's Yingling.
Hayden's Hammes, Rural's Merrick and West's Mosher received All-City honorable mention last season before moving up to the first team this spring.
ALL-CITY GIRLS SOCCER
Name, school Class Pos.
Reagan Allen, Washburn Rural Sr. Midfield
Lailah Benz, Shawnee Heights Fr. Defense
CC Hammes, Hayden Sr. Defense
Kate Hinck, Washburn Rural Fr. Forward
Tatum Hoge, Shawnee Heights Sr. Goalkeeper
Belle Kennedy, Washburn Rural Sr. Midfield
Katherine Keys, Cair Paravel So. Forward
Zahra Lewis, Cair Paravel Fr. Forward
Hunter McWilliams, Washburn Rural Sr. Midfield
McKenna Merrick, Washburn Rural Sr. Defense
Miah Mosher, Topeka West Sr. Forward
Kate Roeder, Hayden Sr. Midfield
Luxanna Sands, Topeka High Sr. Midfield
Elinore Stallbaumer, Seaman So. Defense
Brooklyn Yingling, Seaman Jr. Forward
Avery Zimmerman, Topeka High So. Midfield
Cair Paravel Latin: Trinity Childs, so. Highland Park: Celeste Gonzalez, sr.; Destiny Nunez, sr. Seaman: Carstyn Anderson, jr.; Maegan Mills, fr.; Allison Rosenberger, sr.; Jaycee Schumann, jr. Shawnee Heights: Abby Fleischer, jr.; Emily Loy, jr.; Lily Martin, jr.; Isabell Van Fleet, fr. Topeka High: Lexi Brosa, jr.; Talayah Thomas, sr.; Keira Trupp, jr. Washburn Rural: Hailey Beck, sr.
Coach of the year -- Brian Hensyel, Washburn Rural.