The Oregon girls soccer team won a state title and three players earned recognition June 18 for helping the Panthers accomplish the feat.
Senior defender Sydney McKee and junior goalkeeper Melia Moyer were named second-team All-State by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.
McKee, a Division I commit to Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., was one of the anchors of the Panthers’ defense. Oregon posted 15 shutouts this season, one away from tying the school record.
Moyer had 51 saves and also was part of a stingy defense that limited opponents to six goals all season (0.31 per game).
“To me All-State is one of the biggest awards you can get in high school,” Moyer said. “For the coaches and people who voted for me, I definitely think it’s amazing. It feels good that all my hard work is paying off.”
Junior forward Avary Fanning was named honorable mention All-State. Fanning led the Panthers with 18 goals.
The Oregon trio of McKee, Moyer and Fanning helped lead the Panthers to the WIAA Division 2 state championship. It marked the second state title for Oregon in the past five years. The Panthers finished the season 18-0-1.
It will be a busy summer for Moyer and Fanning, who will practice with the Madison 56ers as they gear up for the fall season. Five other Oregon players are on the same club team — Emma Halverson, Ashley Hanson, Mara McCombs, Hanna Rohrer, Bri Sauer and Sage Sauer.
“I want to stay in shape and continue at this level so I can perform like this again next year,” Moyer said.
Bay Port junior Emma Nagel was named the state player of the year.
Badger South rival Madison Edgewood had three players honored.
Edgewood senior Jordyn Rothwell was named first-team all-state and senior Madeline Cruz, a University of Wisconsin-commit, was named second-team all-state.
Sophomore forward Hailey Rothwell was named honorable mention all-state. The Crusaders finished as the WIAA Division 3 state runner-up.
Four to play in WSCA All-Star game July 20
Four Oregon girls and boys soccer players were selected to play in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Masonic All-Star game July 20 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The quartet selected includes defender Sydney McKee and midfielder Maddy Swartzmiller of the Panthers’ WIAA Division 2 state championship team. The two boys players selected from Oregon’s Division 2 state team are Madison Conduah and Colin McCombs.
The girls’ game is slated for 11:30 a.m. July 20 and the boys’ game is set for 1:30 p.m. the same day.