Players from Columbia Falls, Flathead, Glacier and Polson will be on East and West rosters for the 13th annual Shodair Soccer Classic in Helena on July 28 at Nelson Stadium on the campus of Carroll College.
The girls and boys matches are scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m.
Of the four local schools, Polson has the most selections with four — Peregrine Frissell, Nicholas Howell and Riley Lemm are on the West roster, while Madeline Hewston is on the East roster.
Glacier’s two selections are Josiah Bumgarner and Chantal Gustine. Representing Flathead is Tess Brenneman. All three are on the West roster.
Cedar Jordt of Columbia Falls will play for the East team.
The Classic features top student athletes from high schools all across the state. Through a rigorous screening process, more than 70 girls and boys are selected to play in the annual event.
In addition to having been selected as All-State and All-Conference in Class AA or A, participants must have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.
The Classic also brings together a talented coaching staff to guide the teams and assure top-level competition.
Players and coaches arrive at Carroll College on July 25. The high school players will also host aspiring young soccer all-stars in a free clinic for children ages 5 to 12 on July 27.
The Soccer Classic is a benefit for Shodair Children’s Hospital and the important work it does for Montana’s youth. Shodair provides psychiatric services for children and adolescents from communities throughout the state, as well as comprehensive genetic services for people of all ages.
According to a press release, the hospital provided more than $3.5 million in uncompensated care for at-risk children and youth from around the state in 2011.
Support generated from events like the Soccer Classic and the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon help assure that these services remain available for Montana families in need of help.
Coach: Jay Anderson (Frenchtown)
Name School Position
Dylan Allen Helena Striker/Right Mid
Josiah Bumgarner Glacier Forward
Jimmy Chambers Helena Left Back, Wing
Heath Chisolm Hellgate Center Defense
Colter Curey Helena Forward
Dawes Elwood Big Sky Left Mid
Peregrine Frissell Polson Keeper
Raul Gomez Sentinel Center Mid, Forward
Nicholas Howell Polson Sweeper
Riley Lemm Polson Attacking Mid
Clint Mendenhall Sentinel Defender
Isaac Miller Helena Center Mid/stopper
Andrew Mitchell Helena Center Mid
Mac Nelson Helena Forward, Center Back
Brian Sandvig Capital Center Defender/Mid
Caleb Sparks Capital Forward/Mid
Lucas Wittkopp Hellgate Keeper
Coach: Zach Robbins (Billings)
Wil Allen Butte Defense
Bryar Brandvold Great Falls Center Mid/Left Back
Tyler DeBuse Belgrade Center Mid or Striker
Logan Deeney Billings Senior Goal Keeper
Callum Dickerson Park County Striker/Midfielder
Alex Erickson Billings Senior Defender
Daymon Halstead Hamilton Mid/Forward
Collyn Hons Laurel Forward
Nash Johnson Hamilton Defender
Anthony Keene Billings West Center Midfield
Kyle Lavender Park County Keeper
Brandon Loeffler Butte Striker/Cen-Back, Out-Back
Dace Moerkerke Hamilton Left Mid/Striker
Adam Murphy Great Falls Defense
Taylor Rowe Skyview Defense
Cameron Stafford Butte Keeper
Tyler Thayer Billings West Goal Keeper
Tanner Wolff Billings West Forward/Center Mid
Coach: Mike Meloy (Helena)
Assistant Coach: Gregg Shifflett (Hamilton)
Name School Position
Tess Brenneman Flathead Defense
Olivia Carkulis Capital Outside Defense
Sophie Carkulis Capital Midfield
Kennedy Fulbright Sentinel Forward/Midfield
Chantal Gustine Glacier Center Mid, Forward
Anna Hochhalter Sentinel Sweeper
Erin Loranger Hamilton Center Mid, Left Mid
Allison Morrison Helena Right Outside Midfield
Trae Rocheleau Sentinel Forward
Casey Shifflett Hamilton Center Mid
Morgan Simkins Hellgate Center Defense
Molly Smith Sentinel MidField
Lexi Starceski Capital Striker/Defense
Taelar Therriault Helena Goalie
Kelly Umbaugh Sentinel Right Def, Outside Mid
DeNae Van Dam Hellgate Center mid, Center D
Mykaylee Verworm Helena Defense
Katie Wilkins Capital Midfield
Tifani Zanto Big Sky Forward/Center Mid
Coach: Meghan Parish (Billings)
Assistant Coach: Crystal McCamis (Billings)
Mandi Achten Billings Senior Forward
Janell Cabrera Billings West Outside/Center Mid
Michelle Cook Bozeman Center Mid
Shelby Erdahl Belgrade Striker
Devlynn Gogan Bozeman Center Defense
Rachel Hein Billings West Center Back
Madeline Hewston Polson Wing/Mid
Katie Hoff Skyview Goal Keeper
Cedar Jordt Columbia Falls Center Midfielder
Celia Kirkland Billings Senior Center D/Forward
Kaitlyn Maher Skyview Defense
Katie Messimer Great Falls Keeper/Striker
Annie Prickett Belgrade Forward, Mid
Lexi Pyette C.M. Russell Forward
Erin Sturman Bozeman Center Mid
Ashley Todd Butte Striker/Defense
Savannah Witt Billings West Midfield/Forward
Ali Zimmerman C.M. Russell Center Midfield