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ONW grad Shain selected MIAA’s best

The Kansas City Star

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After helping Central Missouri to a 14-1-3 record in the regular season, Kayla Shain was selected Nov. 2 as the MIAA player of the year.

Shain, a senior midfielder who graduated from Olathe Northwest, scored four goals in the regular season, including two game-winners, and leads the Jennies with five assists, giving her a program-record 23 in her career.

Shain’s coach, Lewis Theobald, who used to coach at Olathe Northwest, was selected as MIAA coach of the year for the third straight season.

Shain, who was a first-team All-MIAA selection, also was one of two Jennies to receive the CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District team. She boasts a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in speech pathology.

Central Missouri defender Jenna Stones, an Olathe East graduate, also was a unanimous first-team selection, while midfielder Kelsie Hanson, an Olathe South graduate, was chosen to the second team.

Missouri Western goalkeeper Kelly Voigts, an Olathe North graduate, and Fort Hays State forward Jordan Hester, an Olathe South graduate, were selected as All-MIAA honorable mentions.

Byarly headlines All-Heart picks

Baker defender Nate Byarly was picked to the All-Heart of America men’s soccer team first team.

Byarly, a senior defender, is an Olathe South graduate, while three other Wildcats teammate from Olathe were picked to the second team – senior defender Josh Rydberg (Olathe East) and senior

midfielders Nick Aguilar (Olathe Northwest) and Ethan Bauer (Olathe South).

Finally, junior midfielder Andy Griffin, an Olathe East graduate, was chosen as an honorable mention.

Four MidAmerica Nazarene men’s soccer players also made the first team – junior goalkeeper Chris Eriksson from Sweden, sophomore defender Aurelien Norest from France, junior midfielder Rodrigo Rivas from Houston and senior forward Trent Remmich from Wichita.

Among the All-Heart women’s selections, Benedictine senior forward Tara Russell, an Olathe South graduate, made the second-team.

Wolfe racks up Mountain West honors

UNLV forward Jenn Wolfe was selected first-team All-Mountain West Conference after netting 12 goals with two assists this season.

Wolfe, a junior Olathe North graduate, finished the season with six game-winning goals, which was tied for the seventh most in NCAA Division I.

Her 12 goals ranked second in the Mountain West and second in Rebels history.

Wolfe, a hospitality management/business major with a 3.55 grade-point average, also was selected to the CoSIDA/Capitol One all-district team and made the conference’s all-tournament team.

Falcons’ Late Night set for Nov. 27

For the second straight year, Olathe South will kick off its basketball season with Late Night at Southside at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the school’s main gym.

Admission is free with a donation for the Mission Southside Back Snack. Accepted items are juice boxes, canned meat, soup, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni, peanut butter, snack crackers, granola bars and cereal.

There will be giveaways throughout the night, a dunk contest and free smoothies from Smoothie King among other entertainment and goodies.

Wang chosen as state Heisman finalist

Olathe Northwest senior Cassie Wang was one of 10 finalists from Kansas for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.

Wang, a four-time state medalist in girls golf, won the Kenneth Smith Award as the top female golfer in metropolitan Kansas City as a junior and is an active philanthropist, who even started her own charity.

South grad earns All-KCAC acclaim

McPherson junior Samantha Peterson was selected to the All-KCAC women’s soccer team as an honorable mention.

Peterson, a 5-foot-7 Olathe South graduate, started all 18 games for the Bulldogs and finished with two assists.

South announce girls basketball youth camp

Olathe South girls basketball’s 18th annual Youth Girls Basketball Clinic is set for Nov. 17 at the high school.

Any girls in kindergarten through sixth grade is invited to the two-hour camp from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Younger girls will use shorter goals with an emphasis on learning fundamentals and proper form.

The cost is $20 if preregistered or $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the South girls basketball program.

To register or for more information, email Falcons coach Steve Ingram at or by visiting Olathe South’s website.

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