CC Women’s Soccer players recognized in Region 9

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Five Casper College Women’s Soccer players were named to the 2023 Region 9 All-Region Teams. “These five players were a huge contributing factor to our success this season,” said Jocelyn Norcross, assistant coach.

Haley Seaich, a freshman defender from Clinton, Utah, was named to the All-Region 9 First Team. “Haley was an important part of our defense, but also was our first point of attack,” said Norcross. According to Norcross, Seaich has a great ability to start the attack from the outside back and make the T-Bird offense dangerous.

Three freshmen, Haylee Anderson, Kaylinn Gallup, and Michelle Cave, were named to the All-Region 9 Second Team. Anderson is a defender from Hyde Park, Utah. “Haylee only allowed 11 goals against this year. She is a wonderful leader on and off the field,” noted Norcross.

Gallup is a midfielder from River Heights, Utah. “Although her stats don’t show it, Kaylinn was one of the most important parts of our team this year,” Norcross said. Gallup held together the team’s defense and offense, according to Norcross. “She is one of those players that you can tell the team relies on,” Norcross added.

Cave is a front midfielder from Highland, Utah. Michelle was a team captain for us. Her grit and technical ability helped the team to outscore our opponents 42-11. Her, in combination with Emma Goetz, were integral to our attack,” said Norcross.

Finally, Emma Goetz, a sophomore front midfielder from Lander, was named an Honorable Mention All-Region. “Emma had the most assists and goals in the season, with nine goals and six assists. “Seven of her nine goals were game-winning goals. She was also a team captain this year,” Norcross noted.

“Overall, any of these girls will tell you that it wasn’t strictly them that produced such a great season for us this year. Our girls really took 23 players from a team to a family, which is why they were so successful,” said Norcross. “We remained unbeaten in conference with only one tie to Laramie County Community College and took first in the regular season with a record of 13-2-2. These five players were a huge contributing factor to our success this season. Although we didn’t win the tournament semifinal, we didn’t lose either. Unfortunately, a penalty kick shootout only determines who moves on,” added Norcross. The Thunderbirds ended their season ranked No. 14 in the country by the National Junior College Athletics Association.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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