The Selection Process
This is the eighth year for All-Metro teams selected by The Eagle, recognizing the best high school athletes in team sports throughout Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties. Nomination ballots were sent to girls soccer coaches at high schools in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.
Coaches were asked to return the ballots with nominations of the best players within those counties that they saw this season, including their own players.
The team was selected by Joanna Chadwick after tabulating nominations, her own evaluation of the players and additional input from coaches and other media members.
All-Metro softball will appear in Friday’s Eagle; All-Metro baseball will appear Saturday.
Stamp played a major role in the Jaguars’ 10-7-1 season, making 111 saves on 129 shots. She also converted a penalty kick during a shootout against Goddard in a 5A postseason game. “She grounds our team and gives them confidence that our goal is protected,” coach Stephanie Garcia said. “I have not come across a goalkeeper like Evan Stamp. She is smart, funny, has an awesome vertical jump, and skills that are to be highly recognized.”
A four-year letterman and senior captain, Andrews played defense and moved to sweeper late in the season. She will attend Missouri Western this fall after going to Turkey in July as a member of the U.S. team in the World Deaf Soccer Championships. “Sydney is a true warrior,” coach Bobby Bribiesca said. “She possesses great defensive skills, and she has the ability to start the attack with her precise passing skills.
Was a key component in helping the Knights to a 16-5 record. had nine goals and five assists in a balanced attack, playing mostly at the sweeper position, but also at forward. “Brynley was the toughest player this year for our team,” coach Tom Nykamp said. “(She’s) very versatile, flexible and powerful.”
Vasquez made a diving stop of a Trinity shot by blocking it with her body, a play typical of the performance Vasquez gave the Golden Eagles (18-2). “Regardless of year in school, she’s a phenomenal player,” coach Greg Rauch said. Vasquez is moving to Oklahoma.
Dilkes finished with 26 goals and five assists. “Her creativity with the ball and her lethal striking abilities with both feet made her a hard player to shut down for any team,” coach Chris Lemons said. “It’s easy to coach a player with so many gifts and such a great attitude and teamwork mentality.”
Hartzog, a repeat All-Metro selection, had 10 goals and 12 assists for Maize. She is a three-sport athlete who has signed to play volleyball at Cowley College. “She was our leader in the middle of the field, winning most of the 50-50 challenges and did an outstanding job of generating our attack,” Maize coach Jay Holmes said.
Scott, also an All-Metro choice last year, had 28 goals and 12 assists for the Falcons (9-9). “She is easily one of the best finishers in this area and might be one of the best passers as well,” coach Steve Parks said. “Without her, we lose 50 percent of our offense.”
Another repeat selection from 2011, Kruse helped lead the Crusaders to a 14-5 season. Kruse, a four-year varsity member for Kapaun, finished with 23 goals and 14 assists. “Her goal-scoring ability has placed her next to the best goal scorers and players in Kapaun history,” coach Alan Shepherd said.
Lucas led Maize with 52 goals and 14 assists – including a six-goal barrage against North in the state quarterfinals. That game’s total – and her season total – are school records. “She is just a tenacious forward that has an awesome combination of speed and skill that allows her to be such a quality finisher around the goal,” Holmes said.
Pfaff finished with 41 goals this season for Rose Hill (14-4), giving her 110 for her career. She also was All-Metro in 2011 and plans to play at MidAmerica Nazarene. “She is very fast, has great dribbling skills, and really understands how to run off the ball and to get into open spaces behind the defense,” Rockets coach Jerry Treat said.
Standing slightly less than 5 feet tall, Quezada finished with 32 goals and 18 assists in leading North (11-8) to the 6A quarterfinals. “She was a big uplift for her team with her work ethic,” coach Dale Spaeth said. “She’s not selfish, always helping others, a team player.”
Nykamp’s Class 4-1A state runners-up played a schedule that included Kapaun, Carroll, Shawnee Mission East, Rose Hill and Dodge City during the regular season. Nykamp is in his fifth season at Trinity and has a 78-18 record, including four regional championships.