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Riverwood’s de Groot heads All-Area girls’ soccer squad
by Greg Oshust
June 25, 2013 01:42 PM | 3347 views | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Nathan Self<br>
Riverwood forward Alexis de Groot (11) is the 2013 Northside Neighbor girls’ soccer player of the year.
Staff / Nathan Self
Riverwood forward Alexis de Groot (11) is the 2013 Northside Neighbor girls’ soccer player of the year.
Alexis de Groot has been a key player for Riverwood’s girls’ soccer team throughout her high school career.

The senior forward saved her best for last, however, with another outstanding season.

De Groot produced 22 goals and nine assists to lead the Raiders to the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

She also helped Riverwood win the Area 7AAAAA championship, with the Raiders going undefeated in area play.

For her efforts, de Groot is the 2013 Northside Neighbor girls’ soccer player of the year.

“Alexis is an excellent player and a great leader,” Riverwood coach Donald Macoy said. “Her leadership was key to our success this season. She has always been a great role model and example for her teammates.

De Groot, who will continue her soccer career on the college level at Elon, leads the Northside Neighbor All-Area first team.

Marist sophomore center midfielder Kelsey Carrier was another player who stood out in 2013, scoring 14 goals and dishing out five assists to help lead the War Eagles to a 20-0-1 record and the AAAA state title.

“Kelsey is one of the best midfielders I have ever coached,” Marist coach Sergio Stadler said. “She has a grade point average of 4.19, so she’s an incredible student.”

Marist also features forwards Stephanie Krouskos and Clara Gastaldi on the first team.

Three players from Westminster’s AA state champions also earned spots on the first team – forward Liza Lingenfelter, midfielder Kathryn Murray and defender Tanner Kaplan.

Joining de Groot on the first team are Riverwood teammates Callie Bergin, a forward, and Alex Plavin, a goalkeeper.

Class AAA state champion St. Pius X is represented on the first team by forward Amanda Vocelka, defender Elizabeth Eidson and goalkeeper Hannah Smith.

Two players from Holy Innocents’ were also first-team selections, with midfielder Bailey McBride and forward Grant Wilmer earning spots.

Other first team selections are Lovett defender Kimberlin Rogers and Galloway forward Amelia Cole.

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