In what has been a great season, the Waukee girls’ soccer team has more accolades to remember the season by.
Earlier today, the IGCA released their 2018 All-State girls’ soccer teams and within the Class 3A ranks were the names of two Waukee soccer stars.
The two were broken down into a first team selection and a second team selection. Residing inside the first team is junior star Allie Williams. Williams was a crucial part of the success for Waukee girls’ soccer in 2018, connecting on a team best 15 goals. Those 15 goals put the talented junior at 36 goals so far for her high school career.
Williams has been a true three year starter and has either led or has been second on the team in scoring each of her three seasons. Earlier in the season head coach Tony Gabriel talked about the impact that Williams has had on the 2018 edition of Waukee girls’ soccer.
“Allie has been a big part of our success,” began Gabriel. “She’s a real leader on and off the field and she has a good eye for the game of soccer. Even though she knows a lot she’s always learning more about the game and improving in any way she can. She’s been a big help to our younger players as well.”
Williams will be one of ten seniors on the roster for next season.
The second All-State selection for Waukee girls’ soccer includes fellow junior Izzy Dammen. Dammen was second on the team in scoring by connecting on 11 goals throughout the season. Dammen also tied for the team lead in assists on the season, matching Williams with 12 total for the 2018 campaign. Dammen was part of a very potent junior class for coach Gabriel as he spoke about earlier in the season.
“Along with a great senior group we’re lucky to have the junior class that we do,” started Gabriel. “Very talented and smart group of girls who are so willing to learn yet also willing to lead. They along with the seniors have helped the younger girls so much throughout the season.”
The Warriors will be loosing the likes of five seniors including Jackie White, Kenna Seiser, Grace Hermann, Bailey Turpen, and Rachel Hawley.