Category: Soccer

Auburn’s Nevenhoven wins top female athlete award

ROCKFORD – Auburn tennis star Belen Nevenhoven was named Female Athlete of the Year Thursday night in the Rockford Register Star’s annual All Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley awards. Normally, the announcement comes during a grand gala. Thursday’s awards ceremony was conducted online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Register Star made […]

Leave Your Comments »

J-Hawks star and college hall of famer now trains next generation of trainers

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Deann Trapp Petitgrout, one of Jefferson’s top girls athletes of the 1990s, is a college professor at her alma mater, Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Deann was a two-time first-team All-NIC-9 star for the J-Hawks’ basketball program in 1993-1994 and 1994-1995. She also excelled, to a lesser extent, in volleyball and soccer. […]

Leave Your Comments »

Commitment tracker: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn

The world of sports is at a standstill, but eventually we’ll reopen and when we do we’ll have a number of RPS 205 students competing at the next level. The list below are students who have announced where they are taking their talents: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn Roberto Davila, East, announced on April 17 Mikayla Land, […]

Leave Your Comments »

Guilford soccer star dives into IT in Boston area

Mary Usedom, one of Guilford’s top girls soccer players of the 2000s, now is a customer support analyst for an information technology company in the Boston area. Usedom was a first team All-NIC-9 midfielder for Guilford in 2007 and 2008 as a sophomore and junior. Her senior year, instead of playing for Guilford, Mary graduated […]

Leave Your Comments »

East’s Ward to play soccer at NIU

ROCKFORD – On Friday, East senior Jamie Ward signed a letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Northern Illinois University. Ward was first team All-NIC-9 as a defender as a junior. She also led the E-Rabs in scoring with 10 goals and six assists. Ward was special mention All-NIC-10 in 2017 and 2018 as […]

Leave Your Comments »

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 6 – Guilford wins NIC-10 boys soccer

Guilford rolled through the NIC-10 with a perfect 9-0 record, scoring 48 goals and giving up just four. It marked the second time in the past three seasons that the Vikings won the NIC-10 under coach Luke Anderson. The Vikings finished 15-6 overall.  Anderson has some work to do, though, to keep the momentum going. […]

Leave Your Comments »

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 8 – East soccer star named MVP

After three decades of mostly bottom-basement finishes, the East soccer program had its second straight solid season and the high-scoring of Roberto Davilla had a lot to do with it. Davilla poured in 16 goals and added 11 assists in 21 games to win the conference scoring race. With Davilla leading the attack, East finished […]

Leave Your Comments »

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No 13 – Gabi Christidis’ scoring spree

ROCKFORD – Gabi Christidis capped off her Auburn soccer career in dominant fashion this past spring – and then kept up the good work in college this fall. Christidis was named to the first team All-NIC-10 girls soccer team for the third straight time after scoring an amazing 41 goals in 22 games for the […]

Leave Your Comments »

Guilford wraps up NIC-10 soccer title

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings wrapped up a perfect 9-0 run through the NIC-10 in boys soccer this past week with a 3-0 win over Belvidere North and 9-0 win over Belvidere. The Vikings scored 48 goals in conference play and gave up just four in winning the school’s second NIC-10 title in the past […]

Leave Your Comments »

Guilford takes control of NIC-10 soccer race

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings positioned themselves to win their second NIC-10 boys soccer title in the past three years with a pair of shootout wins this week. In the biggest Rockford Public Schools boys soccer showdown in years, the Vikings topped East on Tuesday. The high-scoring affair was tied at 4 at the end […]

Leave Your Comments »

Vertical timeline with funding highlights