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Marguerite Schipfer, jr., Académie de l’Air – Schipfer was one of Colorado’s top 30 scorers with 39 goals and ranked 15th in points with 19 assists. The junior forward also had 36 rushing balls and forced 13 turnovers.

Madison Chidester, fr., Air Academy – The Air Academy rookie made a strong impression on his high school debut, averaging 4.6 goals per game in his first five college appearances. Chidester finished with 33 goals and eight assists, had 20 rushing balls and forced 12 turnovers.

Ellie Burkett, jr., Cheyenne Mountain – Burkett led Cheyenne Mountain with 22 goals and four assists, including 12 goals in Cheyenne’s 3-0 start to the season. Burkett also had 11 balls on the ground and caused seven turnovers.


Hannah Dove, sr., Palmer Ridge – As a senior, Dove averaged four goals per game and is the top-ranked local athlete in goals scored with 40, ranking 19th in Colorado in scorers. The utility player also had 15 assists, 15 rushing balls and won 64 draws for Palmer Ridge.

Grace Lichtenberger, jr., Académie de l’Air – The junior midfielder has had a consistent start to the year, scoring a hat trick in each of the first six games of the season. Lichtenberger finished with 28 goals and 12 assists, collected 22 rushing balls and won 34 draws.

Olivia Tighe, sr., Palmer Ridge – Tighe has scored in every game played as a senior, ending his year with 30 goals and 21 assists. Tigh ends his three-year college career with 158 points, including 89 goals.

Eve Vanderhule, therefore., Liberty – Vanderhule led Liberty to his first college season with 28 goals and two assists. The second has scored in every game this season with a career-high six goals against Palmer in May. She also had the region’s highest draw control percentage (.560) and won 61 draws.

Justine Anderson, jr., Académie de l’Air – Anderson helped Air Academy go 9-3 with 19 goals and 10 assists. Anderson has scored multiple goals in the first five games of the season and has scored in all but two games. She also had 20 balls on the ground and caused 13 turnovers.


Jaedyn Ryba, Sr., Pine Creek – Ryba did everything for Pine Creek as a senior, racking up 25 goals, falling 16 balls and forcing nine turnovers. She finished ranked No. 22 in the state with a .397 draw percentage with 25 checks.

Caroline Smith, fr., Liberty – Smith made his high school debut with Liberty, finishing third on the team with 14 goals and three assists. The freshman also led the zone in rushing balls, scoring 60, and was ranked 14th in the state in draft percentage (0.511).

Claire Kisielnicki, jr., Cheyenne Mountain – Kisielnicki placed third in Cheyenne Mountain scoring as a junior, scoring 13 goals and recording six assists. The defender also had 13 balls on the ground and six draw controls.


Breonna Mason, therefore., Air Academy – The sophomore goalie spent 504 minutes in the Air Academy cage with a 0.509 save percentage to help the cadets establish a 9-3 record. She has had two shutouts and allowed seven goals per game, on average, ranking 16th in Colorado.



Brianna Jennings, sr., Bulwark

Emma Martin, therefore., Air Academy

Necia Knoedler, jr., Liberty


Natalie Jansky, So., Palmer Ridge

Haley Javernick, jr., Cheyenne Mountain

Lily Ragsdale, so, Palmer Ridge

Kaya Dyar, therefore, Cheyenne Mountain


Lydia Hurcomb, jr., Palmer

Summer Owen, jr., Liberty

Stéphanie Stock, fr., Liberty


Morgan Sumner, father, Liberty


Cheyenne Mountain – Ashley Gretz, jr., G; Ellia Marready, fr.

Freedom РSydney Andrus, D; Camie Smith, D; St̩phanie Stock, A; Louisa Wachter, M

Palmer – Kori Jackson, jr., M; Kallie Rogers, fr., M; Abbi Saucedo, fr., D; Maddie Scott, sr., A; Kathleen Swankowski, jr., M; Aleyah Tomkins, sr., G; Mya Valdez, jr., M; Ellie Van Dyk, jr., A

Palmer Ridge – Ashley Gretz, jr., G; Megan Mclean, jr., G; Georgia Smith, therefore., A / M

Ruisseau des Pins – Peyton Beatty, jr. ; Amelia Carlile, sr., G; Marielia DuToit, jr .; Norah Quirk, then.

Bulwark – Kenzie Carpio, fr., A; Elizabeth Bancroft, fr., A

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