The Pocket Athletic Conference announced its all-conference teams for boys and girls’ soccer earlier this week.
Gibson Southern landed five players to the girls teams, while a trio of Titans made the cut on the boys side.
Maggie Rose was the only girls selection on the first team.
Rose led the Lady Titans with 20 points on the season. The senior finished second in scoring with eight goals while leading the team with four assists.
Her eight goals came on a team-high 52 shots.
“Maggie is a senior who has a 4.0 GPA in the classroom,” Lady Titans coach Sylvia Adler said. “She definitely deserves this as she gave 110 percent all season and showed great leadership at every practice and every game.
“She was a standout on our team, a 4-year varsity starter and was named our Most Valuable Midfielder.”
Senior Sydney Goedde, junior Kyra Menke and sophomore Carmen Hasenour were all named as honorable mention selections.
Goedde led the Lady Titans with nine goals and recorded one assist for 19 total points for the season.
“Maggie was a co-captain with Maggie,” Adler said. “She was incredibly passionate, fun and a hard-working athlete. She was always focused on improving and motivating her teammates. She was voted our Most Valuable Attacker.”
Menke netted three goals and one assist on the season. She booted 23 shots for the year.
“She was an incredibly strong midfielder for us,” the Lady Titans coach said.
Hasenour was usually the last line of defense for Gibson Southern, in front of the keeper.
The sophomore did manage to record a pair of goals and added two assists on offense.
“Carmen was one of our strongest defenders,” Adler said. “She played a lot of different positions for us throughout the season but she found her niche at center back.”
On the boys side, Justin Barthel was selected to the first team, while Mosab Alshwikh and Ethan Reinbrecht were honorable mention selections.
Barthel led the Titans with 49 points on 22 goals and five assists.
Barthel needed just 27 shots on goal to record his team-high 22 goals.
“Justin was by far the most versatile player on our team,” Titans coach Chris Barthel said. “He can play any position on the pitch. He began the season at center-mid and forward, but we moved him back to center back near the end of the season to shore up our defense.
Alshwikh added seven goals and seven assists for 21 points.
“This was his first season on the varsity for us and he made great improvements,” the Titans coach said. “He was a utility player who could fill various roles on the pitch. We normally used him as an attacking player because he is great with the ball at his feet.”
Reinbrecht, one of two seniors on the Titans roster and a co-captain, was one of the teams’ top defenders. He did finish with 11 shots and one goal in addition to an assist.
“We moved Ethan from outside back to center back this year and he did a tremendous job,” Barthel said. “Ethan’s effort was critical to our success in some of the big games such as the two Princeton wins by dominating air balls and denying the attackers’ ability to turn on us. We will definitely miss Ethan next season.”
The Titans finished the season with a 13-5-1 record and lost in the sectional championship match for the second straight season.