The SEMO Conference Regular Season Championship for girls soccer was decided in a 1-0 match between Jackson and Notre Dame in favor of the Indians. This year’s all-conference team reflected that as the two squads combined for nine selections.
Jackson led with five as the Bulldogs paced them with four all-conference honorees. Notre Dame seniors forward Allie Buchheit and defender Kathryn Taylor each became two-time first team all-conference picks.
Buchheit led the Bulldogs in scoring with a total of 71 points after lead Notre Dame in goals and assists with 27 and 17, respectively. Allie had more than 24 shot attempts than anyone on Notre Dame at 90 (nearly five shots per game) as 30% of those shots resulted in goals.
Taylor was the only Bulldog besides their senior goalkeeper Isabel Knaup to play 1,400 minutes, where she helped Notre Dame record a total of nine shutouts. The Bulldogs were also the only team in the Class 4 District 1 Tournament to hold eventual champions Jackson to a single goal.
Also being named first team all-conference with Buchheit and Taylor for Notre Dame was junior midfielder Anna Garner. She played over 1,000 minutes and produced six points (three goals, two assists). Bulldogs junior defender Kristin Anderson also earned all-conference for the first time by being named honorable mention.
Becoming a two-time all-conference selection in her own right for SEMO Conference Champions Jackson was senior defender Caroline Rivenburgh, who earned honorable mention all-conference last spring. Rivenburgh was named first team all-conference with fellow Indians senior forward Abbey Klund, junior midfielder Justi Nelson and junior defender Maci Wendel.
Klund led Jackson in scoring with 45 points with a team-high 19 goals and finished second in assists at seven behind Nelson. Justi paced Abbey with 40 total points of her own as she came up with 14 goals and a team-high 12 assists.
Rivenburgh and Wendel helped lead the Indians to record 12 shutouts this year, along with not allowing a single goal in conference play. Jackson outscored SEMO opponents 30-0 as junior defender Emilia Wunderlich also earned all-conference as a member of the honorable-mention team.
Saxony Lutheran had two players earn SEMO All-Conference honors: freshman midfielder Camille Richey (first team) and sophomore midfielder Annie Adams (honorable mention).