By RICK PETERSON
Seven city schools have representation on the 2023 All-City girls soccer team, led by Washburn Rural with four first-team picks.
Washburn Rural (15-5-1), which won the Centennial League championship on the way to a third-place finish in the Class 6A state tournament, put seniors Hailey Beck, Addi Broxterman and Mackinly Rohn and sophomore Kate Hinck on the first team, selected by city coaches.
Seaman is represented on the All-City first team by junior repeat pick Elinore Stallbaumer, senior Jaycee Schumann and freshman Ava Huston while Viking coach Tim Nussbaum was named the city coach of the year after leading Seaman to a 14-2-2 record in 2023.
Hayden, which finished third in the Class 4A-1A state tournament, put seniors Briahna Barnett and Noelia Cruz on the first team after the Wildcats went 12-6-2 on the season.
Cair Paravel Latin, which posted a 16-2-1 record, put junior Katherine Keys and sophomore Zahra Friess on the first team for the second straight season while Shawnee Heights sophomore Lailah Benz is also a first-team repeat pick and is joined on the first team by senior teammate Lily Martin.
Topeka High junior Avery Zimmerman made the All-City first team for the third straight season while Topeka West senior Noelia Valezuela Alvarado rounds out the first team.
2023 ALL-CITY GIRLS SOCCER
Name, school Class Pos.
Briahna Barnett, Hayden Sr. Midfield
Hailey Beck, Washburn Rural Sr. Goalkeeper
Lailah Benz, Shawnee Heights So. Defense
Addi Broxterman, Washburn Rural Sr. Defense
Noelia Cruz, Hayden Sr. Defense
Zahra Friess, Cair Paravel So. Forward
Kate Hinck, Washburn Rural So. Forward
Ava Huston, Seaman Fr. Midfield
Katherine Keys, Cair Paravel . Jr. Forward
Lily Martin, Shawnee Heights Sr. Midfield
Mackinly Rohn, Washburn Rural Sr. Midfield
Jaycee Schumann, Seaman Sr. Forward
Elinore Stallbaumer, Seaman Jr. Defense
Noelia Valenzuela Alvarado, Topeka West Sr. Midfield
Avery Zimmerman, Topeka High Jr. Midfield
Cair Paravel Latin: Trinity Childs, jr.; Sawyer Schwartz, so. Hayden: Carsyn Broxterman, fr.; Jill Lenherr, jr. Highland Park: Dana Chavarria Delacruz, fr.; Ruby Hernandez, sr.; Zuly Hernandez, sr. Seaman: Maegan Mills, jr.; Brooklyn Yingling, sr. Topeka High: Molly McGuire, sr. Topeka West: Gloria Bolze, sr. Washburn Rural: Brooklyn DeLeye, sr.; Emma Wong, fr.
Coach of the year -- Tim Nussbaum, Seaman.