By RICK PETERSON
Five city players have earned first-team berths on the 2023 All-United Kansas Conference girls soccer team, selected by conference coaches.
Seaman, which posted a 14-2-2 overall record in its first season in the UKC, is represented on the first team by senior forwards Jaycee Schumann and Brooklyn Yingling, junior defender Elinore Stallbaumer and freshman midfielder Ava Huston.
Shawnee Heights, which posted a 7-10-0 record, put sophomore midfielder Lailah Benz on the first team.
Senior midfielder Sierra Montez of UKC champion Piper was named the conference player of the year while Piper coach Ryan Von Bevern was named the coach of the year.
ALL-UNITED KANSAS CONFERENCE SOCCER
Taylor Graf, jr. defender, Basehor-Linwood; Audrey Smith, sr. forward, Basehor-Linwood; Sydney Coffman, so. defender, De Soto; Izzy Jones, jr. forward, De Soto; Avery Crabtree, sr. midfielder, De Soto; Chloe Collins, sr. midfielder, De Soto; Lexie Simpson, sr. defender, Piper; Ella Buff, jr. forward, Piper; Thale Ruether, jr. goalkeeper, Piper; Ryann Clark, sr. midfielder, Piper; Sierra Montez, sr. midfielder, Piper; Elinore Stallbaumer, jr. defender, Seaman; Brooklyn Yingling, sr. forward, Seaman; Jaycee Schumann, sr. forward, Seaman; Ava Huston, fr. midfielder, Seaman; Lailah Benz, so. midfielder, Shawnee Heights.
Macy McKissick, jr. forward, Basehor-Linwood; Audrey McCarty, jr. midfielder, Basehor-Linwood; Kylie Albright, jr. defender, De Soto; Paige Hennager, sr. defender, De Soto; Anya Anderson, jr. defender, Lansing; Macaria Hemker, junior midfielder, Lansing; Avianna Garrett, so. forward, Leavenworth; Payton Zimmerman, sr. defender, Piper; Kyndell Letcher, sr. forward, Piper; Elle LaBin, fr. defender, Seaman; Ryin Miller, fr. forward, Seaman; Maegan Mills, so. goalkeeper, Seaman; Marin Schuler, jr. midfielder, Seaman; Bayli Benson, so. forward, Shawnee Heights; Isabell Van Fleet, so. midfielder, Shawnee Heights; Lily Martin, sr. midfielder, Shawnee Heights.
Emma Rothwell, jr. defender, Basehor-Linwood; Sydney Morrison, sr. defender, Basehor-Linwood; Madison Buckley, so. forward, Basehor-Linwood; Hannah Miller, jr. goalkeeper, Basehor-Linwood; Ana Schultze, jr. defender, De Soto; Sydney Cinotto, fr. midfielder, De Soto; Adida Garza, so. defender, Lansing; Andrea Burris, so. forward, Lansing; Alice Mattox, jr. defender, Leavenworth; Emily Singletary, so. goalkeeper, Leavenworth; Emma Torres, jr. midielder, Leavenworth; Avary Vallejo, so. defender, Piper; Madi Welker, sr. defender, Piper; Brylie Reese, sr. midfielder, Piper; Kinley Wilhelm, so. defender, Seaman; Morgan Tenpenny, jr. defender, Seaman; Averi Tuck, fr. midfielder, Seaman; Abby Fleischer, sr. defender, Shawnee Heights; Ariana Smith, jr. midfielder, Shawnee Heights; Gloria Bolze, sr. defender, Topeka West; Abriela Martinez, sr. midfielder, Topeka West; Noelia Valenzuela Alvarado, sr. midfielder, Topeka West; Kennedy Vogl, so. forward, KC-Turner; Damarys Nieto, sr. goalkeeper, Turner; Aleyda Salazar, sr. midfielder, KC-Turner.
Player of the year -- Sierra Montez, Piper.
Coach of the year -- Ryan Von Bevern, Piper.