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Blissett named all-state

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sikeston sophomore Keyonna Blissett, seen here against Notre Dame in April, was named to the Class 2 All-State First Team. David Jenkins, Staff
SIKESTON -- The most successful season in Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer history is continuing to reap benefits as sophomore Keyonna Blissett was named to the 2010 Girls Class 2 All-State first team.

"I am extremely excited," Blissett said. "I wished for this opportunity but, I didn't think it was going to happen. I'm really overwhelmed."

Blissett led the Lady Bulldogs with 20 goals and was a consummate threat to score when breaking down-field.

"This was our most successful season to date and she was big part of that, especially up top," Sikeston soccer coach Derrick Long said. "It's a huge honor. We've never had a sophomore win such a prestigious award and that just shows that she was recognized by the area and all of the coaches that we played against.

"I'm very proud for her."

Sikeston finished their illustrious 2010 campaign with a record of 15-8 which set a new school record in wins. They also made the Class 2, District 1 championship game for the second time in school history falling to Notre Dame 6-3.

"We all knew each other outside of soccer and there was a good chemistry between us," Blissett said about the success of Sikeston soccer. "It just felt really comfortable on the field with all of the girls and I'm really hoping for the same type of success next year."

Class 2 All-State Soccer

Player of the Year -- Michelle Auer, Notre Dame STL, Jr.

Offensive Player of the Year -- Courtney Young, Visitation, Jr.

Defensive Player of the Year -- Haley Fritzlen, Notre Dame de Sion, Jr.

Goalkeeper of the Year -- Jill Szumigala, Helias, Sr.

Private Coach of the Year -- Dick Westbrook, Visitation

Public Coach of the Year -- Ashlyn Brantley, Platte Co.

First Team

Dana Wilhelm, Notre Dame STL, Sr., D

Jessica Bayens, Notre Dame STL, Jr., D

Lindsay Fox, Visitation, Sr., D

Haley Fritzlen, Notre Dame de Sion, Jr., D

Sydney Catlett, Smithville, Jr., D

Kinsley Fitzpatrick, DeSoto, So., F

Keyonna Blissett, Sikeston, So., F

Brianne Sanders, Notre Dame Cape, So., F

Ashley Lauber, Union, Sr., F

Courtney Young, Visitation, Jr., F

Signe Novak, St. Dominic, Sr., F

Jacey Boyko, St. Dominic, Sr., F

Whitney Smith, Platte Co., Sr., F

Kelly Ross, Moberly, So., F

Caroline Shay, Notre Dame de Sion, So., F

Hanna Benben, Villa Duchesne, So., GK

Sarah Clark, Westminster, Sr., GK

Jill Szumigala, Helias, Sr., GK

Michelle Auer, Notre Dame STL, Jr., MF

Lydia Harlan, Visitation, Jr., MF

Caffrey Brooks, Pembroke Hill, Sr., MF

Second Team

Christina Rohde, Notre Dame STL, Fr., D

Mackenzie Barringhaus, Visitation, Jr., D

Maddie Heinsohn, St. Dominic, Sr., D

Haley Bettlach, Westminster, Jr., D

Camille Christie, Pembroke Hill, So., F

Anna Holden, Harrisonville, So., F

Jonna Welch, Bolivar, Jr., F

Erin Robinson, Smithville, Jr., F

Amanda White, St. James, Jr., F

Jade Klump, Visitation, Fr., F

Jessica Grindstaff, Notre Dame de Sion, Sr., GK

Cat Yuille, Notre Dame de Sion, Sr., MF

Kaitie Whitney, Warrensburg, Sr., MF

Kelsey Knox, Platte Co., Jr., MF

Emilee Davison, Staley, Sr., MF

Liz Flowers, Notre Dame STL, Jr., MF

Mary Catherine Webb, Villa Duchesne, So., MF

Elle Bumb, Visitation, Jr., MF

Mandy Rood, St. Dominic, Sr., MF

Caitlyn Dulle, Helias, Sr., MF

Rachel Baranovic, Duchesne, Sr., MF

Sarah Skaggs, Duchesne, Jr., MF

Honorable Mention

Cacy Williams, Platte Co., Jr., D

Katie Rood, St. Dominic, So., D

Christy Lifritz, St. Dominic, Sr., D

Blair Haskamp, Moberly, Sr., D

Alex Massey, Kearney, So., F

Lauren Sullivan, Staley, Fr., F

Sarah Magana, Bolivar, So. F

Taylor Geis, Warrensburg, Fr., F

Christina Rodriguez, St. Dominic, Fr., F

Shaylyn Cooksey, Moberly, Sr. F

Danielle Ingrum, Mexico, So., F

Beth Hammons, Smithville, Sr., GK

Sara Clarke, Harrisonville, Jr., GK

Anisa Alexander, Harrisonville, Fr., MF

Megan Hilleman, Villa Duchesne, So., MF

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