Girls Soccer: Key dates, information for 2016 season

on Friday June 12, 2015 at Aurora Central High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
From left, Grandview’s Taylor Parker, Cherokee Trail’s Rebekah Burton and Grandview’s Nicole Lyubenko, all juniors, all return for the 2016 girls soccer season after they were selected to the All-Centennial League and Aurora Sentinel All-City first teams for the 2015 season. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)


Key dates: March 10 — First contest; May 6 — Regular season completed; May 8 — Class 5A/4A state playoffs posted on CHSAA website; May 10 — Class 5A state playoffs (first round); May 11 — Class 4A state playoffs (first round) May 13 — 5A state playoffs (round of 16); May 14 — 4A state playoffs (round of 16); May 18— 5A state playoffs (quarterfinals); May 19 — 4A state playoffs (quarterfinals); May 21 — 4A & 5A state semifinals; May 25 — 4A & 5A state championships at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Kelly Benson; Cherokee Trail — Jeremy Schaller; Eaglecrest — Greg Watts; Gateway — Olaf Siverson; Grandview — Tari Wood; Hinkley — David Nickoloff; Overland — Alicia Montgomery; Rangeview — Dawn Weber; Regis Jesuit — Will Cropper; Smoky Hill — Wes Post; Vista PEAK — Jason Elliott


Returning all-league first and second team selections: Stephanie Alcazar, D, Gateway, jr. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Rylee Atteberry, GK, Eaglecrest, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Sami Brooks, D, Smoky Hill, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Rebekah Burton, M, Cherokee Trail, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Kierra Cox, F/M, Vista PEAK, soph. (2015 All-Colorado 7 first team); Mandi Duggan, F, Grandview, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Hannah Edwards, D, Cherokee Trail, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Karli Eheart, F, Regis Jesuit, jr. (2015 All-Continental League first team); Marie Ferdinand, D, Hinkley, sr. (2015 All-EMAC first team); Alesia Garcia, F, Cherokee Trail, soph. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Emily Griffth, GK, Regis Jesuit, sr. (2015 All-Continental League first team); Jessica Hixson, D, Grandview, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Sam Howshar, M/F, Smoky Hill, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Teaggan Ilela, F, Hinkley, jr. (2015 All-EMAC Player of Year & All-EMAC first team); Heaven Irwin, D, Rangeview, sr. (2015 All-EMAC first team); Raquel Isaac, F, Hinkley, sr. (2015 All-EMAC first team); Jessica Jefferson, D, Vista PEAK, soph. (2015 All-Colorado 7 second team); Lindsi Jennings, D, Grandview, soph. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Abby Kassal, F, Regis Jesuit, soph. (2015 All-Continental League second team); Emily Langenderfer, M, Regis Jesuit, sr. (2015 All-Continental League second team); Brittney Lewis, D/M, Smoky Hill, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Nicole Lyubenko, M/D, Grandview, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Taylor Ohu, F, Rangeview, jr. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Taylor Parker, D, Grandview, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Mary Perez, M, Rangeview, soph. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Jordan Quinn, F, Vista PEAK, soph. (2015 All-Colorado 7 second team); Sierra Rivera, M, Cherokee Trail, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Courtney Schmidt, M, Cherokee Trail. jr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Brooke Sosa, F, Smoky Hill, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Rachel Vincent, D, Rangeview, jr. (2015 All-EMAC second team)

Other players to watch: Mattie Alpert, F, Eaglecrest, sr.; Natalie Beckman, M, Grandview, soph.; Haylee Blach, D/M, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Jasmine Bowman, M, Rangeview, fr.; Maddie Germann, M, Grandview, sr.; Michaela Harshfield, M, Eaglecrest, sr.; Taylor Heil, GK, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Belle Helgerson, GK, Rangeview, jr.; Delaney McLelland, F, Cherokee Trail, soph.; Nadia Morris, F, Eaglecrest, jr.; Nicole Perez, M/F, Rangeview, sr.; Sydney Pulver, M, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Morgan Szarka, F, Grandview, soph.; Nevaeh Torres, F, Aurora Central, fr.

Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel