CSAA honors six Reed City soccer players


REED CITY — Six Reed City soccer players, including Miranda Burch, have received all-conference honors from the Central State Activities Association.

Burch was on the first team. The second team included five other Reed City players with Sarah Emington, Karah Hensel, Tia Lintemuth, Kendra Repo and Natalie Westhoff.

Burch, a senior, plays defense for Reed City.

“She’s our sweeper right in front of the goal,” said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. “She runs our defense. We had eight games that we lost by one goal. She’s a big part of it.”

Burch also made first team all-district.

“She’s captain of the team and does it all,” Hall said.

Hensel was a junior attacking mid assigned to help the offense.

“She was one of the more aggressive ones up there, distributing the ball and helped us get the few goals we did get,” Hall said.

Repo played the striker spot. She has good speed and was able to get some good runs at goal and had a strong season up there,” Hall said. “She also dropped back and played defense which was crucial for us too.”

Lintemuth, a senior, played outside midfield and also played some defense.

“She’s a strong solid player that was able to help the defense to keep the scores as close we could,” Hall said.

Westhoff, also honorable all-district, played defensive midfielder.

“She’s one of the most athletic players we’ve had,” Hall said. “That allowed her to cover a lot of ground. She stopped a lot of the attacks before they came to the goal. She was very valuable.”

Emington was the team’s leading scorer with three goals.

“She’s a smart soccer player and gets in the right places at the right time,” Hall said. “She has a good footwork to get the ball on goal. She was a nice surprise to get those goals. She was able to get more playing time because of that. She’s another junior we’re looking for to come back next year.

Twelve of Reed City’s 22 players were underdassmen.