Harlan Community Girls Soccer Profile
Overall Record: 10-8 (first winning season since 2014).
Hawkeye Ten Conference: 2-5 (Tied for 5th).
Postseason: def. Logan-Magnolia 3-0; lost to Treynor 5-0 in Class 1A Regional Semifinal.
All-Conference: Kara Weis, sr. (2nd Team Defender); Anna Shelton, jr. (Honorable Mention Def./Mid.); Raegen Wicks, fr. (Honorable Mention Mid.).
Seniors: Dani Arkfeld (MF)*, Megan Baxter (F), Anna Shelton (Def.)*.
Juniors: Laura Bielefeldt, Finja Jaenicke, Madison Parman (Def.)*.
Sophomores: Kaia Bieker (F)*, Makayla Burchett, Avery Carter (MF), Brynn Klaassen (MF)*, Megan Klein (MF), Mackenzie Livingston (MF), Jocelyn Mena (Def.), Lexi Musich (GK)*, Savanna Musich, Sydney O’Neill (MF)*, Vanessa Schechinger (MF)*, Claire Schmitz (Def.)*, Delaney Wegner, Raegen Wicks (F)*.
Freshmen: Meby Chavez Elias, Ava Miller, Abigail Schechinger.
Def. - Defense; MF - Midfield; F - Forward; GK - Goalkeeper (* denotes returning varsity letter winners)
Returning Stat Leaders
Goals: Raegen Wicks 16, Kaia Bieker 10, Anna Shelton 3, Five with 1..... Assists: A. Shelton 5, R. Wicks 4, K. Bieker 3, Vanessa Schechinger 1..... Shots on Goal: R. Wicks 38, K. Bieker 28, A. Shelton 10, Dani Arkfeld 9, Madison Parman 4, V. Schechinger 4, Brynn Klaassen 3, Claire Schmitz 2..... SOG% (minimum 3 goals): R. Wicks .421, K. Bieker .357, A. Shelton .300..... Goalie Saves: Lexi Musich 103 (47 GA).
Comments from Head Coach Jared Boysen
“We had eight returners who had scored at least one goal last year and returned our top two goal scorers in Raegen Wicks (16) and Kaia Bieker (10). Lexi Musich was our leader at goalie with 103 saves. Defensively we were looking to have three of our four starters back with a key leader in Anna Shelton.
“Overall our numbers were down from last year as we had seven seniors last year and only three freshmen coming in. We were missing a few key upperclassmen who were not able to go out due to injury or being involved in other activities that would have contributed this season, but also would have had a few newcomers deciding to play soccer and run track.
“Our expectations were high for the 2020 season as our underclassmen gained a lot of experience last year and gained a lot of confidence. We were going to have great leadership from our upperclassmen who have been playing soccer for a long time. It is disappointing for the seniors not to be able to have their last opportunity to play, and they would have been great leaders. They were always leading by example and doing the right thing. Anna took almost all of our free kicks and corner kicks since she was a freshman and scored three goals and had five assists while primarily playing defender last season. Dani was versatile and has played every position, primarily playing midfielder last year but started out playing forward in her career and played defender whenever we needed her to. Megan was looking to see her first varsity action this year and has worked hard since she first started playing as a freshman.
“The underclassmen were looking to continue the success we had last year, and I am hopeful that we will be able to stay positive through these difficult circumstances and look to continue to improve in the future.”
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