A Year of Soccer All Stars

PHOTOS: Brian Murphy

The valiant Crusader women broke more than a few records in 2017. The undefeated, untied women's soccer team scored 86 goals this fall. That's the most goals ever scored by a women's team in class 6A Oregon history. The women also took home the 6A Oregon State Championship title in November and finished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today.

But that's not all. 2017 was also a standout year for individual team members like senior All-Americans Emma Treasure, Sophia Braun, and Sydney Collins, and veteran head coach Steve Fennah, recently named the class 6A Oregon Soccer Coach of the Year.

On December 2 in Orlando, FL., senior midfielder Sophia Braun and defender Sydney Collins played in the 5th annual High School All-American Game. The girls competed with 40 of the nations top female athletes from around the country, and both girls received honorable mentions for their outstanding performances.

Joining her teammates, forward Emma Treasure was selected as a High School All-American by the United Soccer Coaches association (formerly the NSCAA) this December. Emma is part of an elite group to receive this designation, including former JHS soccer great Laura Schott '99, the first female athlete to be inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame.

"Soccer is a team game and no individual award is ever achieved without the contribution of every other player. This year was very special not just because we won State but because of the way our team came together and supported each other," says Treasure. "I could not have done it without the support of my friends, family, teammates and coaches."

Emma looks forward to representing Jesuit on her upcoming trip to Philadelphia to accept her All-American award this January.

Congratulations to our remarkable women's soccer All-Americans and all of our dedicated student-athletes! Age Quod Agis.