Republic-Monitor/JUSTIN HOTOP

Saxony sophomore Emma Brune was named the Class 1, Region 1 player of the year on Tuesday. Brune scored 30 goals and dished out 20 assists this season. 


The awards keep rolling in for the St. Vincent and Saxony Lutheran girls soccer teams. There were a total of seven St. Vincent players and five Saxony players named to the Class 1, Region 1 team. The all-region team encompasses players from districts 1-2.

Saxony Lutheran junior Emma Brune was named the region’s player of the year for the third consecutive season. Brune led Saxony Lutheran in scoring with 35 goals and 14 assists this season.

However that wasn’t the only major award given out to a local athlete. St. Vincent senior Kalli Seabaugh garnered the region’s offensive player of the year. Seabaugh was the driving force for the Indians offense this season, which included the game-winning goal in overtime to edge St. Vincent past Maplewood in the Class 1 quarterfinal.

St. Vincent senior Sara Kapp, who St. Vincent coach Caitlin Pistorio called “the best defender in southeast Missouri,” was named the region’s defensive player of the year. Kapp led a defense that allowed 10 shutouts this season.       

Pistorio also garnered an award as she was named the region’s coach of the year. The two-time Class 1 coach of the year, led the Indians to a 16-8 record and a second place finish in Class 1 this season.

Other all region players for St. Vincent are sophomore Genevieve Lipe, freshman Anna Schwartz, senior Megan Hennemann, junior Megan Lipe, and freshman Reese Barber.

For Saxony Lutheran, honorees include senior Cass Wunderlich, senior Etti Soto,  junior Audra Steffens, and junior Makayla Mueller

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