Western AA Soccer Glacier’s Williams named Player of the Year

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Glacier forward Cadie Williams knees turns upfield as Flathead defender Tilynne Vasquez attempts to stop her during the second half of the Wolfpack’s 3-2 victory at Legends Stadium. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

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Cadie Williams, a senior forward for Glacier High School, has been selected the Player of the Year for Western AA Division girls soccer.

Williams closed out her brilliant prep career by helping Glacier advance to the Class AA state tournament last month in Bozeman.

She finished the 2017 campaign with 33 goals and 14 assists. For her career, she netted 58 goals and assisted on 31.

Williams is third all-time for most goals scored in a game with six versus Missoula Sentinel this season

She is tied for most all-time for assists in a game with four (2016).

Williams will play collegiate soccer for MSU-Billings.

“She set the bar high for Glacier Wolfpack soccer,” Glacier coach Brenden Byrd said.

“Catie put us in the direction that we needed to go.”

Williams was an all-state selection last year and a four-year starter for the Wolfpack.

“All the coaches (in AA) talked about how humble she was through her four years,” Byrd said. “They all thought very highly of her. She was the first to high-five a person who assisted her on her goal or tell the defense they did a good job.”

Glacier’s Ellie Stevens, a senior midfielder, and Flathead’s Skyleigh Thompson, a freshman forward/defender, joined Williams on the Western AA all-state team.

Glacier’s Micah Hickenthier, Sophie Smith and Lindsay McDonald garnered Western AA all-conference honors along with Flathead’s Clara Vandenbosch and Shayenn Thompson.

Glacier’s Madison Becker and Kenzie Williams and Flathead’s Aaris Hill and Chloe Nadeau were all-conference honorable mention.

The Glacier boys had two Western AA all-state selections in Ryan Symmes, a senior defender, and Brady Schultz, a senior midfielder.

Hanson Eystad, a senior Flathead defender, was named all-state.

Collecting Western AA all-conference honors were Glacier’s Micah Reason, Rohit Tappeta and Connor Hiel along with Flathead’s Brandon Pyron and Jalen Hawes.

Voting for all-state and all-conference was handled by head coaches from the participating schools.

Class AA Postseason Honors

Girls

Western Division

All-State

Kamden Hilborn, Helena High; Katie Martin, Helena High; Cailyn Wall, Helena High; Ashley Carlson, Helena Capital; Ellie Stiffler, Helena Capital; Cassie Brisko, Helena Capital; Tanlee Pipinich, Helena Capital; Cadie Williams, Glacier; Ellie Stevens, Glacier; Quinn Peacock, Missoula Sentinel; Piper Woodard, Missoula Sentinel; Whitney Morrison, Missoula Big Sky; Emma Baumstark, Missoula Hellgate; Skyleigh Thompson, Flathead.

Player of the year: Cadie Williams, Glacier

All-Conference

Ellie Stock, Helena High; Melina Hammer, Helena High; Maddie Mariegard, Helena High; Kinzi Adams, Capital; Tyler Cummings, Capital; Micah Hickethier, Glacier; Sophie Smith, Glacier; Lindsay McDonald, Glacier; Ashley McElmurry, Sentinel; Jasmine Schreckendgust, Big Sky; Hannah Santamaria, Big Sky; Elaine Pierce, Hellgate; Clara Vandenbosch, Flathead; Shayenn Thompson, Flathead.

Honorable mention

Alanna Vickory, Helena; Leanna Marcovics, Helena; Sydney Sheridan, Capital; Madison Becker, Glacier; Kenzie Williams, Glacier; Emma Hietala, Sentinel; MacKenzie Morrison, Big Sky; McKell Wilson, Hellgate; Iris Deskins, Hellgate; Aaris Hill, Flathead; Chloe Nadeau, Flathead

Eastern Division

All-State

Blair Stapleton, Jr., Forward, Billings Senior; Olivia Abdallah, Jr., Forward, Billings Senior; Brynn Klinefelter, Jr., Forward, CM Russell; Lexie Bloyder, Sr., Forward, Billings West; Justine Roe, Sr., Midfield, Billings Skyview; Jordan Roe, So., Midfield, Billings Skyview; Ally Cleverly, Jr., Defender, Butte; Olivia Kaiser, Sr., Midfield, Bozeman; Keely Kempt, Sr., Midfield, Bozeman; Ashlynn Lewis, Sr., Defender, Bozeman; Jorgie Hawthorne, So., Keeper, Great Falls High

Honorable mention

Sarah Maynard, Jr., Midfield, Billings Senior; Tailoranne Young, Jr., Midfield, Billings West; Sophia Robinson, Jr., Midfield, Bozeman; Camille Broling, Keeper, Bozeman.

MVP: Olivia Kaiser, Bozeman

All-Conference

Kylee Jones, Bozeman; Addi Ekstrom, Bozeman; Katie Hayes, Bozeman; Hallie Labert, Skyview; Kayla Mader, Skyview; Ashlyn Braun, Skyview; Kenzee Ickes, Senior; Laura Zimmer, Senior; Maysee Whitney, Senior; Nichole Unsworth, West; Madison Gosch, West; Kelsey Hogan, CMR; Taylor Newton, Great Falls.

Honorable mention

Payton Carver, Butte.

Boys

Western Division

All-State

Cameron Talbott, Missoula Hellgate; Will Dauenhauer, Hellgate; Matt Baldridge, Hellgate; Cole Hage, Hellgate; Dane Becker, Hellgate; Ben Larson, Missoula Sentinel; Jake Larson, Sentinel; Dawson Tedesco, Helena; Jackson Keller, Helena; Ryan Symmes, Glacier; Brady Schultz, Glacier; Hanson Eystad, Flathead; Devin Jacaruso, Missoula Big Sky

All-Conference

West

Henry Ledyard, Missoula Hellgate; Nino Paoli, Hellgate; Luke Joy, Missoula Sentinel; Cole Reimer, Sentinel; Cameron Wilcox, Helena; Ben Ries-Roncalli, Helena; Treven Maherg, Helena; Gabe Studt, Helena; Micah Reason, Glacier; Rohit Tappeta, Glacier; Connor Heil, Glacier; Brandon Pyron, Flathead; Jalen Hawes, Flathead.

Eastern Division

All-State

Ryan Cornwall, Billings West; Ben Taylor, Bozeman; Larkin Lane, Bozeman; Lucas Gerbasi, Billings West; Charlie Klepps, Billings Senior; Zeke Borgstrom, Billings Senior; Paul Ashmore, Billings West; Caleb Borgstrom, Billings Senior; Luke Vondra, Billings Senior; Ted Scott, Bozeman

Player of the year: Charlie Klepps, Senior

All-Conference

Kolten Unrein, Billings Senior; Belina Neufeld, Senior; Jason Miller, Senior; Caden Satrom, Billings West; Danie Tejerina, West; Trevyn Roth, Butte; Bridger Brady, Great Falls CMR; Dom Altamura, Bozeman; Noah Metzger, Bozeman; Isaac Naughton, Billings Skyview; Bergen Hill, Bozeman.

Honorable mention

Justin McNabb, Butte; Moses Roque, CMR; Riley Kruger-Harting, West; Braiden Stremcha, CMR; Zach Hammler, Skyview; Jovial Milich, Bozeman.

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