Steamboat girls lacrosse duo lead all-league selections |

Steamboat girls lacrosse duo lead all-league selections

Steamboat Springs Sailor Lucy Shimek moves past a Fruita Monument defender in the second half of Monday night's girls lacrosse game at Gardner Field. The Sailors fell to the Wildcats in overtime, 14-13.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It wasn’t just the goals that made two of the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team’s best players stand out this season, coach Betsy Frick said.

It was the shots that the duo — junior Lucy Shimek and sophomore Riley Schott — passed up.

“They did an awesome job for us,” Frick said. “Each year, we do a better job of playing as a team and having more players score.” 

Shimek tallied 53 goals but also 27 assists. Schott had 59 goals and 18 assists, and those stats helped the pair earn all-league honors for the Mountain Conference and earn spots in a pair of all-star games that were played last weekend on the Front Range.

Steamboat’s Riley Schott rushes up the field with the ball in the Steamboat girls lacrosse team’s win against Summit.

“Lucy had 50 percent as many assists as she had goals, and the number of assists is a huge key to me to how good of a job you’re doing at finding the open player to shoot,” Frick said.

Shimek also racked up 26 interceptions, easily the most on the team and enough to wow other coaches who helped decide the all-league teams.

The pair and the rest of the all-league Mountain selections teamed up with the Metro league stars to play Saturday and Sunday in a pair of all-star games. The Mountain team won the first semifinal game but lost in the finals.

Isa DeMorat, a senior who played one season with the team after transferring in, was named to the all-league second team. She scored 31 goals and was third on the team with 10 assists.

Kelly Strotbeck, Makenna Keyek and Sammy Kennedy, all sophomores, earned all-league honorable mention honors.

The Sailors finished third in their league this season, a new high for the program. The team was 8-7 overall and 5-2 in league.

Trio of soccer players make all-league

The Steamboat girls soccer team had three players honored as all-league selections. Lucy Wilson and Delaney Moon were both picked for the Western Slope first-team squad. Keelan Vargas was an honorable mention choice.

Steamboat’s Lucy Wilson flies through the air while playing against Battle Mountain.

Moon, a junior, helped lead the team with seven goals. Rachelle Koly also scored seven for a tie at the top, and each had three assists.

Wilson, also a junior, had six assists, tied for the best on the team with Kelly Petix. Wilson also had two goals.

Vargas was limited on the season after sustaining an injury in the first game of the spring. She still managed to offer solid senior leadership and got back on the field late in the season.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9.

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