Saint Mark’s Maddie Schepers is the Player of the Year and leads the All-State girls soccer team recently selected by the Delaware High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association.
Schepers, a senior who has signed with the University of Delaware, scored the winning goal in the 62nd minute as the Spartans outlasted Caravel 2-1 in the championship game of the DIAA Division I Girls Soccer Tournament on June 3. She finished her high school career with 107 goals.
Schepers has also been named a National All-American. Joining her on the Top XI team are Regional All-Americans Gabby Riley of Middletown, Nicole Rankin of Caravel, Haley Dougherty of Padua, Sydney Donovan of Appoquinimink and Emma Gioffre of Archmere.
The other members of the Top XI team are Ryan Munday of Charter of Wilmington, Desiree Zapata of Smyrna, Lilly Short of Sussex Tech, Riley Pinato of Caravel and Tyla Walker of Middletown.
Todd Lehman of Delcastle was voted the Coach of the Year after leading the Cougars to a 13-2-1 season and a berth in the DIAA Division I tournament.
Lehman was also named Large Schools Coach of the Year, with Ally Taylor of Newark Charter earning the Small Schools honor and Marisa Muller of Sanford taking the Private/Parochial honor.
Richard Griffiths of Conrad was named the Pat Williams Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the Red Wolves to an 8-6-1 finish.
Josh Rickner of St. Georges is the Large Schools Assistant Coach of the Year, with Griffiths winning among Small Schools and Dave DuHadaway of Caravel earning the Private/Parochial honor.
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All-State girls soccer team
Maddie Schepers, sr., Saint Mark’s, Player of the Year, National All-American
Gabby Riley, so., Middletown, Regional All-American
Nicole Rankin, sr., Caravel, Regional All-American
Haley Dougherty, sr., Padua, Regional All-American
Sydney Donovan, jr., Appoquinimink, Regional All-American
Emma Gioffre, jr., Archmere, Regional All-American
Ryan Mundy, sr., Charter of Wilmington
Desiree Zapata, so., Smyrna
Lilly Short, sr., Sussex Tech
Riley Pinato, sr., Caravel
Tyla Walker, sr., Middletown
Sydney Donovan, jr., Appoquinimink; Cordelia Evans, sr., Appoquinimink; Gabrielle Davis, sr., Caesar Rodney; Ryan Mundy, sr., Charter of Wilmington; Sharibel Zavala, sr., Delcastle; Gabby Riley, so., Middletown; Tyla Walker, sr., Middletown; Emma Minzer, sr., Middletown; Victoria Andes, so., Middletown; Ava Ripanti, jr., Middletown; Haley Dougherty, sr., Padua; Maddie Mosier, jr., Padua; Lauren Duffy, jr., Padua; Desiree Zapata, so., Smyrna; Jade Balon, so., Smyrna; Halle Geiger, so., Smyrna; Bayleigh Perdue, sr., Sussex Central; Lilly Short, sr., Sussex Tech.
Emerson Brooks, fr., Appoquinimink; Olivia Hudson, sr., Caesar Rodney; Madelyn Reed, sr., Caesar Rodney; Josephine Ingerski, sr., Cape Henlopen; Jayla Grimes, 8th, Charter of Wilmington; Arielle Flaherty, jr., Charter of Wilmington; Diana Luna Lopez, so., Delcastle; Kailon Rivera, jr., Hodgson; Rhiannon Bosco, jr., Middletown; Rylee Metzner, jr., Milford; Tirzah Fuhr, jr., Newark; Sophia Holgado, so., Padua; Anna Poehlmann, sr., Padua; Megan Popp, sr., Polytech; Kelly Barr, sr., Smyrna; Joyce Montgomery, jr., St. Georges; Arianna Perez-Locklear, sr., St. Georges; Kathy Sanchez-Garcia, jr., Sussex Central.
Emma Gioffre, jr., Archmere; Madelaine Bell, jr., Archmere; Nicole Rankin, sr., Caravel; Alaina Alston, jr., Caravel; Olivia Csapo, sr., Caravel; Riley Pinato, sr., Caravel; Haley Schofield, sr., Concord; Maci Bradford, jr., Delmar; Mia Avila-Nolasco, jr., Glasgow; Hannah Bird, sr., Indian River; Bianca Soutar, sr., Newark Charter; Reagan Ferris, sr., Newark Charter; Michaela Tessein, sr., Sanford; Maddie Schepers, sr., Saint Mark’s; Kaileigh Brady, jr., Saint Mark’s; Merrill Smith, sr., Sussex Academy; Sophia Filipowski, jr., Ursuline; Reagan Brady, jr., Wilmington Friends.
Julianna Witherell, so., Archmere; Lyla Bell, fr., Archmere; Emily Nattress, sr., Brandywine; Grace Slapcinsky, so., Caravel; Skylar Salvo, sr., Caravel; Lauren Hayden, jr., Caravel; Haley Schleeweis, fr., Concord; Sarah Wolf, sr., Conrad; Ashley Hughes, jr., DMA; Sophia Scurci, fr., Indian River; Mackenzie Skelton, sr., Red Lion Christian; Stella Anderson, sr., Sanford; Anna Schneider, jr., St. Andrew’s; Lily Phillips, fr., Saint Mark’s; Emma Manley, fr., Saint Mark’s; Emma Westbrook, sr., Sussex Academy; Sofie Aird, jr., Tower Hill; Margaret Macauley, sr., Ursuline.
Coach of the Year – Todd Lehman, Delcastle.
Large Schools Coach of the Year – Todd Lehman, Delcastle.
Small Schools Coach of the Year – Ally Taylor, Newark Charter.
Private/Parochial Schools Coach of the Year – Marisa Muller, Sanford.
Pat Williams Assistant Coach of the Year – Richard Griffiths, Conrad.
Large Schools Assistant Coach of the Year – Josh Rickner, St. Georges.
Small Schools Assistant Coach of the Year – Richard Griffiths, Conrad.
Private/Parochial Schools Assistant Coach of the Year – Dave DuHadaway, Caravel.