For senior Jamie Kutey to depart St. Thomas Aquinas together with her 4th Kansas Class 5A women soccer condition championship, it would be considered a formidable challenge.
In the end, Kutey faced a brand new role as Aquinas’ lone forward within the Saints’ new formation throughout the spring season.
Once the season ended, Aquinas defeated Blue Valley Southwest within the Class 5A condition title match and Kutey carried out with 27 goals and 17 assists for that Saints. Her efforts gained her another consecutive National Soccer Coaches Association of the usa All-American first-team jerk. She is also The Star’s All-Metro women soccer player of the season.
“(Coach Craig) Ewing explained I'd be up top on my own and explained to obtain just as much done when i could. It exercised very well, ” Kutey stated. “In years past, we'd two (forwards) up top which labored. However the formation i was within this year assisted me get a new role and that i understood which i needed to score around I possibly could.Inches
Kutey, who'll play collegiately at Marquette, finished her time at Aquinas with 88 career goals — a course record by nine. She also set work assists record and shattered the prior career points mark by 25.
Kutey was possibly most consistent within the postseason, where she performed the utmost 20 matches across four championship seasons. She obtained in 19 of individuals matches coupled with 13 game-those who win, such as the past two condition championship matches.
“It’s an recognition, ” Kutey stated. “Since my newcomer year, I thought about being the lady up top, the lady with the records. It’s best to state that I accomplished individuals goals.”
Aquinas finished the spring seasons having a 18-3- record. They won the Tournament of Champions and were undefeated in Eastern Kansas League competition.
The Star’s All-Metro women team
Dorian Bailey, St. Teresa’s Academy, senior. The 2-time Missouri Gatorade player of the season performed virtually every position around the area for that Missouri Class 4 condition champions. She obtained 12 goals and recorded four aids in 17 matches and can continue her career at New York. She’s been part of the U . s . States Under-19 and Under-20 national teams.