Courier-News’ All-State honors

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While St. Charles East’s Amanda Hilton and the Huntley duo of Abigail Nordeen and Taryn Jakubowski are not the only Courier-News area athletes to earn Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association accolades, the three are bolstered by something extra.

Their seasons are not over.

Those two schools meet in Tuesday’s 6 p.m. Class 3A Lake Park Supersectional hoping to reach the IHSA Final Four.

Both Hilton and Nordeen were named to their respective All-Section 3 and 6 units by the IHSSCA for the second straight season. Jakubowski is the only sophomore on the Section 6 unit.

“It’s a great accomplishment because there are so many really good players in the state,” Hilton said. “I feel very blessed and very happy to have them (coaches) choose me, but right now I just want our team to continue moving forward. That’s what really makes the season even more special.”

The regional and sectional victories are part of a six-match unbeaten string for St. Charles East (17-4-4) while Huntley’s (19-6-0) postseason plaques are part of a seven-match winning streak.

The 60-member all-state unit represents the best from 14 sections. Earning All-Section 3 recognition is the St. Charles North trio of Jenny Barr, Megan O’Leary, and Sophie Pohl, along with Tawny Carroll (Streamwood), Anna Tracy and Savanah Uveges (South Elgin) and Kendra Videckis (Bartlett).

All-Section 9 status went to the Genoa-Kingston’s Ashley Grimm and Nicole Hebel.

Area players receiving Honorable Mention All-Section distinction include Anna Corirosi (St. Charles East), Ellen Jayne (Burlington Central), Payton DeLuga (Dundee-Crown), Jessica Galason (Huntley), Alexis Maze (Hampshire) and Talia Surges (Jacobs).

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