Sun Prairie’s Alexis Baker has been named the 2019 Big Eight Conference Soccer Player of the Year.

Baker, a senior forward, was a key player in the Cardinals’ third-place finish in the Big Eight (6-2-1) and 10-5-4 overall record helping Sun Prairie reach the WIAA Division 1 sectionals.

Baker was one of seven Sun Prairie players named to earn All-Big Eight honors, and one of four to receive repeat recognition.

Joining Baker on the first team were Maura Kalmerton, a senior midfielder, and Sara Malinowski, a senior defender. Kalmerton was an honorable mention selection last season, while Malinowski moved up from the second team to the first team.

Receiving All-Big Eight honors for the first time were senior Ella Koenig and sophomore Maddie Strey, both named honorable mention midfielders, senior Grace Crothers, chosen honorable mention defender, and senior Grace Aughey, honorable mention forward.

END-OF-THE-SEASON AWARDS

The Sun Prairie girls soccer program handed its season awards at the June 2 banquet.

Varsity honors went to Julie Tuttle (co-Most Improved), Meg Olson (co-Most Improved), Emily Olson (co-Most Improved), Alexis Baker (Most Outstanding Offensive Player), Grace Aughey (Most Valuable Player), Grace Crothers (Most Outstanding Defensive Player) and Maura Kalmerton (Cardinal Award).

Junior Varsity Red Team awards were presented to Alma Tolson (Most Improved), Anna Yang (Most Outstanding Offensive Player), Haley Winter (Most Valuable Player), Sydney Zander (Most Outstanding Defensive Player) and Erin Davidson (Cardinal Award).

Junior Varsity White Team awards were presented to Joy Amessoudji (Most Improved), Grace Enders (Most Outstanding Offensive Player), Kendryn White (Most Valuable Player), Hudsun Eisenrich (Most Outstanding Defensive Player) and Jenna Wilkinson (Cardinal Award).

2019 ALL-BIG EIGHT GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Forwards

Angelina Perez East Jr.

Alexis Baker Sun Prairie Sr.

Hallie King Craig Jr.

Midfielders

Brooke Parkhurst Craig Jr.

Maddi Bremel West So.

Tyler Wilson Middleton Jr.

Maura Kalmerton Sun Prairie Sr.

Defenders

Harper Johnson Memorial Jr.

Audrey Kuhn West So.

Sara Malinowski Sun Prairie Sr.

Emily Raisleger Middleton Sr.

Goalie

Hailey Collins Memorial Sr.

SECOND TEAM

Forwards

Kenzie Zocher Middleton Sr.

Victoria Bunz Middleton So.

Olivia Rawson Verona Jr.

Midfielders

Emily Wadzinski Memorial So.

Mary Kaldor Memorial Sr.

Dani Martin Middleton Sr.

Julia Gilboy Verona Sr.

Defenders

Hannah Dunlavy Craig Jr.

Sydney Maksymo La Follette Sr.

Halle Brown West Sr.

Caitlynn Owens Middleton Sr.

Kirstin Poppen Verona So.

Goalie

Lissy Kettleson West Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Forwards

Hannah Loerstcher Craig Jr.

Savanna Dare Craig Jr.

Natalie Denlinger Memorial Sr.

Nicolette Miscevich Memorial So.

Eva Hurley West Jr.

Hailey Kowalski Middleton Sr.

Grace Aughey Sun Prairie Sr.

Midfielders

Sarah Gregg Craig Jr.

Baleigh Pajerski Parker Jr.

Mia Clarquist Parker Jr.

Evelyn Betts East Sr.

Audrey Burke La Follette Sr.

Genevieve Anex West Sr.

Ella Koenig Sun Prairie Sr.

Maddie Strey Sun Prairie So.

Kasey Giboy Verona So.

Defenders

Amber Ward Beloit Sr.

Claudia Fieiras Craig So.

Josie Quade Parker Jr.

Isabella Parenteau East Sr.

Layne Bower East Sr.

Maddy Strurm Memorial So.

Tasha Igic West Fr.

Hendricks Lauren Middleton Sr.

Grade Crothers Sun Prairie Sr.

Morgan Johnson Verona So.

Goalies

Rowekamp Maia Craig Jr.

Clara Fesemyer East So.

Mackenzie Jones La Follete So.

Emelie Gehrke Middleton Jr.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alexis Baker, Sun Prairie

COACH OF THE YEAR

Cathy Patton, Madison Memorial

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