Spring Lake’s girls soccer team dominated the competition in the Lakes Eight Conference this spring, so it’s only fitting that the Lakers would dominate the league’s all-conference team.
Nine Lakers were named to the all-conference team on Wedneday, including four first-team selections: seniors Molly Miedema, Leeann Latsch and Hailey Pellegrom and freshman Morgan Carey.
Four other Spring Lake players made the second team, all sophomores — Megan Harken, Alex Prout, Courntey Dockery and Mariada Gezon.
Goalie Nora Reed was an honorable mention, while Jeremy Thelen was named the league’s coach of the year.
Fruitport juniors Jordyn Stanberry and Hailey Hanks were first-team all-conference selections.
Senior Jessica Erny and sophomore Marissa Hassevoort were named to the second team, while Hannah Samlow was an honorable mention.
Other first-team picks were Amanda Skidmore of Orchard View, Jacquelyn Lynch and Molly Hallead of Ludington, Taylor Miller of Grant and Elise Ketelaar of Tri-County.
LAKERS, WARRIORS GUNNING FOR REGIONAL TITLES
Both Spring Lake and Western Michigan Christian will vie for a regional championship tonight.
The Lakers, playing in the Division 2 regional tournament, meet Plainwell tonight at 7 p.m. at Holland High School.
Spring Lake 18-2 on the season and came into the state tournament ranked No. 9 in the state.
Plainwell, ranked No. 8 in the state, boasts a 16-3-1 record, with one of those wins coming against Forest Hills Northern in Tuesday’s regional semifinals.
Spring Lake has never won a girls soccer regional crown, according to Thelen.
The winner of tonight’s game advances to the state semifinals on June 12 at Plainwell.
In the Division 4 tournament, Western Michigan Christian will play host to Grandville Calvin Christian on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Warriors (16-4-2) met Calvin Christian in the state semifinals last year, with the Squires coming away with a 3-0 victory. Calvin Christian went on to beat Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 6-0 in the state championship game.
Calvin Christian (17-2-3) finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the state while the Warriors did not crack the final state rankings.
Friday’s victor advances to the state semifinals on June 12 at East Kentwood.