The Jefferson County Athletic Association All-Conference team certainly has a local Perryville area flair to it. Perryville claimed eight All-Conference spots, while St. Vincent earned seven when the teams were released Tuesday.
Local soccer athletes garnered nearly 42 percent of the available spots on the teams (15 out of 36). With that many recognitions, it seemed only right for an Indian or Pirate to claim the top individual award.
Perryville senior Leah Buerck was named the conference’s Player of the Year and was one of six unanimous selections to the First Team. Buerck set a Perryville school record with 45 goals and 19 assists this past season. The other local unanimous first team selections were St. Vincent senior Mary Schwartz and Perryville’s Anna Gremaud. St. Vincent seniors Genevieve Lipe and Emme Kirn also collected First Team honors.
Anna Gremaud led the Pirate defense in allowing just two goals (both to St. Vincent) during conference games.
On the second team there were three more Indians and four Pirates. For St. Vincent they included Reese Barber, Anna Schwartz and goalkeeper Addie Cates. For Perryville Kyla Laurentius, Adrienne Weibrecht, Carlie Holdman, and Rachel Riney all earned a spot.
Laurentius was a key piece in the Pirate defense, while Holdman finished second on the team with 18 goals had 12 assists. Weibrecht recorded 11 shutouts on the year. Riney scored seven goals and had 13 assists.
Kyla Schnurbusch earned an honorable mention along with teammate Elizabeth Gremaud and St. Vincent’s Zoey Wibbenmeyer.
Schnurbusch scored nine goals and passed out another 16 assists, which was second on the team.
St. Vincent won the conference title with an unblemished 6-0 record.
Perryville finished 5-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of the Indians.