By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield junior Julia Urban earned first-team honors, and sophomore Emily Critelli was named to the second team of the 2015 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team, as voted on by the conference coaches.
Urban, a forward, scored three goals and notched four assists for Marshfield, which finished 4-8 and in fifth place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
“Her main role was distributing and controlling the center of the field,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “She was outstanding and played at a high level all year.”
Critelli, a defender, and junior defender Patty Bloczynski — the Tigers’ lone honorable mention selection — played big roles for the Marshfield defense that allowed 2.6 goals per game in conference play.
“Emily was very fast and reliable and thwarted many attacks as she slid into the deep sweep position full time in her second year,” Lindner said. “Emily was our last line of defense.”
“Patty is a very strong defender and was rarely beat 1-on-1. She covers very well and has taken her game to a new level this year.”
D.C. Everest’s Gabi Kitchell was named WVC Player of the Year while Wausau West’s Brady Mesenberg was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
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2015 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team
Goalkeeper: Jessy Wiskofske, sr., Wausau West.
Defenders: *Gabi Kitchell, sr., D.C. Everest; *Dorene Sanchez, so., D.C. Everest; Alexa Sheehan, so., Wausau West.
Midfielders: *McKenna Gilmore, so., D.C. Everest; *Jaimie Vanderhei, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Mackenzie Corallo, sr., D.C. Everest; Allyson Dehnel, jr., Wausau East.
Forwards: *Abby Bohanski, sr., Stevens Point; *Justice Menge, jr., Stevens Point; Jordyn Ostrowski, sr., D.C. Everest; Julia Urban, jr., Marshfield.
Goalkeeper: Chani Pulchinski, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Defenders: Emily Critelli, so., Marshfield; Cassy Plachetka, jr., Merrill; Ellicia Myles, jr., Wausau East; Aubrey Iwinski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Midfielders: Kendra Wolfgram, so., D.C. Everest; Elise Thout, sr., D.C. Everest; Autum Shurbert-Hetzel, jr., Stevens Point; Jamie Clemens, sr., Stevens Point; Natalie Lucht, fr., Wausau West; Katie Kiiskila, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Goalkeeper: Steph Meuret, sr., D.C. Everest.
Defenders: Lauren Rohr, so., D.C. Everest; Patty Bloczynski, jr., Marshfield; Katie Purmal, sr., Merrill; Erin Soucek, jr., Stevens Point; Courtney Milkowski, fr., Stevens Point; McKenna Kalata, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Midfielders: Kayla Huber, sr., D.C. Everest; Brittany Zastrow, sr., Wausau West; Kaitlyn Hess, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forward: Caterina Morice, sr., Wausau West.