While the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team may have fallen just short of their ultimate goal of winning a state championship this season, there’s been no shortage of individual accolades for the state runners-up.
After seeing 10 different players collect All-Henlopen Conference honors, the Indians also had four players honored at the All-State level.
Headlining the list was senior midfielder and recent state Gatorade Player of the Year Brooke Beam, named to the state Top XI for the second year in a row.
Beam led the Indians with 29 goals and 19 assists on the season, becoming in a game against Polytech on May 3, the first player in IRHS soccer history to tally 100 career goals. She has now collected both All-State and All-Conference honors in all four years of her high school career.
Both junior forward Maddie Hogsten and senior defender Davina Baine made the cut on the First Team, adding First Team All-Conference honors to their résumés as well.
The defensive captain for the Indians, Baine got the All-State nod for the first time during her career.
Hogsten racked up 27 goals and six assists for the Indians, making the list for the third time of her career as she preps for her senior campaign.
Aline Check-Guzman rounds out the list with a Third-Team nomination. The senior posted four goals and four assists for the Indians this season, while managing the back end of the midfield. Her most notable goal came on a game winning PK against Tower Hill on May 26, which sent the Indians to the semi-finals after the match had seen two overtime periods.
Check-Guzman also collected All-State honors in 2014 as a sophomore, and added a First-Team All-Conference nomination this year as well.
Since 2013, the Indians have earned 17 All-State nominations for girls’ soccer.
Players making the All-Henlopen Conference list this year included:
• First Team — senior midfielder Brooke Beam, senior defender Davina Baine, junior forward Maddie Hogsten, senior midfielder Aline Check-Guzman, junior defender Maggie Ford, sophomore goalkeeper Fabrea McCray;
• Second Team — sophomore midfielder Sammi Whelen, junior midfielder Natalie Herrera, freshman midfielder Grace Engel; and
• Honorable Mention — senior forward Madi Mercer.
For a full list of all Indian River All-Conference selections for the spring of 2016, check next week’s issue of the Coastal Point.
Next season, the Indians’ three senior 2016 All-State selections will all continue playing at the next level, with Beam headed to Division I Richmond, Baine to Philadelphia University and Check-Guzman staying in-state at Wesley College.