Five Watertown athletes were recognized in Badger Conference South Division all-conference girls soccer voting held recently.
Junior forward/midfielder Anna Schroeder and junior forward Alayna Clark were named to the first team. Freshman center midfielder Samantha Petroski was named to the second team. Senior center defender Cecilia Hickey and sophomore defender Aubrey Schmutzler received honorable mention.
Schroeder, a Butler University recruit, had 19 goals and 17 assists as a team captain for the Goslings this season. This is her second consecutive first team all-conference honor.
“Anna has speed, footwork, vision, and soccer knowledge which can be seen in her high level play,” Watertown girls soccer coach Julie Muse said.
Clark scored 30 goals and added six assists. The team captain had multiple hat tricks this season, and also earned her second consecutive first team all-conference honor.
“Her speed and tenacity make her a force that is hard to control,” Muse said. “Alayna scored in six of seven conference matchups with multiple goals in five of the six including two goals against Badger South champion Oregon.”
Petroski averaged close to 75 minutes per game this season and contributed four goals and two assists.
“Sam is a highly competitive, conditioned athlete,” Muse said. “Sam was able to come in as a freshman and make the starting lineup for our team. She did an excellent job in the midfield.”
Hickey was the captain and leader of the defense.
“Celia is a solid communicator,” Muse said. “She can play anywhere on the field. Celia has been a consistent four-year player in the soccer program. She leads with a positive and encouraging attitude.”
Schmutzler averaged roughly 80 minutes per game for the defense as a starting center defensive midfielder.
“Aubrey is a strong and physical athlete, who plays with a high intensity,” Muse said.
Oregon won the Badger South with a 7-0 record, followed by Edgewood at 6-1, Watertown at 5-2, Monona Grove at 4-3, Milton at 3-4, Fort Atkinson at 2-5, Stoughton at 1-6 and Monroe at 0-7.
ALL-CONFERENCE GIRLS SOCCER
Madeline Cruz, Edgewood, senior
*Jordyn Rothwell, Edgewood, senior
Hailey Rothwell, Edgewood, sophomore
Chloe Buescher, Milton, senior
Maelia Dzeidzic, Monona Grove, junior
*Sydney McKee, Oregon, senior
Avary Fanning, Oregon, junior
Brooklyn Kane, Oregon, junior
Anna Schroeder, Watertown, junior
Alayna Clark, Watertown, junior
Melia Moyer, Oregon, junior, goalie
Alexandra Cruz Edgewood, sophomore
Madison DeMorett, Edgewood, senior
Maisy Andes, Edgewood, freshman
Alexa Dahnert, Fort Atkinson, sophomore
Madeline Davis-Troller, Monona Grove, junior
Jensen Ruesch, Monona Grove,, senior
Emma Halverson, Oregon, junior
Cassie Kluck, Oregon, senior
Maddy Swartzmiller, Oregon, senior
Samantha Petroski, Watertown, freshman
Sophie Wendt, Monona Grove, senior, goalie
Cailee Hanson, Edgewood, senior
Carolyn Ring, Edgewood junior
Lizzie Drake, Edgewood junior
Jacquelyn Jensen, Fort Atkinson, senior
Gabi Arnold, Monona Grove, senior
Katie Eisele, Oregon,senior
Kaitlyn Schrimpf, Oregon, junior
Karmen Smyth, Stoughton, sophomore
Aubrey Schmutzler, Watertown, sophomore
Cecelia Hickey, Watertown, senior
Ellie Meriggioli, Edgewood, freshman, goalie