It’s been said before and it’s worth saying again. The 2019 ADM girls soccer season was a resounding success with 18 wins, the second highest win mark for the Tigers across the past ten years. Along with that ADM suffered just two losses all season long, one of only six teams in the entire state to suffer two losses or fewer.
Along with the state and other accolades, the Tiger girls witnessed seven of their own earn All-Raccoon River Conference honors as well. Four Tigers earned first team All-Conference honors while two earned second team honors followed by one honorable mention honoree.
The first team All-Conference selection for ADM was sophomore standout Ashlyn Watt. A unanimous selection, Watt made her way back onto the All-Conference list for a second season and earned it in a big way. Watt not only led ADM in goals scored on the season, but her 24 goals scored on the season nearly outpaced the entire Raccoon River Conference, loosing out to Carlisle freshman Madi Watts with 38 goals. Watt also chipped in eight assists which ranked second among ADM players and seventh among all Raccoon River Conference individuals.
“Ashlyn has been our rock, our biggest scoring threat this season,” said Tiger head coach Kelsey Dolder. “She’s got such a great mind for the game and her aggressive style gives way to a lot of success and that was on full display this season.”
Watt will be part of the large returning cast coming back for next season as the 2019 Tigers lose just one player to graduation.
Next up on the All-Conference list for ADM is Delaney Barton. The corner kick master aided in 17 goals this season all while pacing the conference field with two penalty kicks made. Barton proved herself to be quite the scoring threat herself as she deposited eleven goals into the back of the net marking the ninth best across the conference landscape. Barton’s corner kicking ability is still talked about to this day and has coach Dolder pretty pleased overall.
“Corner kicks is something that we’ve worked with Delaney her entire career her and over the last two seasons it has really payed off,” said Dolder. “She has one of the strongest legs on the team and we can trust her to give a strong and accurate corner every time out.”
Another multi-year All-Conference honoree that made it back onto the list for 2019 is fellow junior teammate Delaney Bertman. A three year starter for ADM, Bertman has done nothing but improve on her skill-set from one year to the next. Only ten goals passed through to the back of the net on her watch which ranked second in conference among goalkeepers with at least 17 games played. Her 85 saves on the season paced the Tiger lineup but also ranked fifth within the Raccoon River Conference rankings.
Fellow defensive specialist Elle Hook helped the Tiger defense in allowing just eleven goals against all year long, the fifth fewest across all Class 2A schools.
Emma Barr and Josi Lonneman claimed second team All-Conference honors. Barr helped to boost that lock-down Tiger defense while Lonneman was an offensive powerhouse, scoring seven of ADM’s 65 goals scored for the 2019 season.
Last but certainly not least for the Tigers was Breana Parkins who earned honorable mention honors.