HELENA — Nine Billings and Laurel players have been selected to play in the 2006 Shodair All-Star Soccer Classic to be played Saturday, July 15 at Nelson Stadium on the campus of Carroll College.
The girls game will be played at 5 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7 p.m.
The Shodair Classic features top student athletes from high schools all across the state. The more than 60 players are chosen based on being all-conference and all-state selections as well as demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.
Local players named to play in the boys game are Colin Cote, David Leslie and Joe Schmechel of Billings Central and Cam Fox of Laurel.
Local players selected to play in the girls game are Kristin Barta and Aryn De Long of Billings West, Megan Hooson of Billings Skyview, M'ily Reiter of Billings Senior and Tiffany Woodard of Laurel.
The players and coaches will arrive in Helena on July 12 to begin practices and a variety of other activities leading up to the games.
The high school players host aspiring young soccer all-stars in a free clinic for children ages 5 to 12 on Friday before the tournament. The event is especially popular with area youth, with close to 100 young players typically participating. Later that evening, a banquet to honor players, coaches, parents, and friends will be held at the dining center on campus.
Tickets for the games can be purchased in advance by calling Shodair Children's Hospital or at the stadium on game day. Game programs, food, and refreshments will be available for purchase at the stadium.
The event is a benefit for Shodair Children's Hospital, which provides comprehensive medical genetics services and specialized psychiatric services for children and adolescents from communities throughout the state. Last year, the hospital provided more than $4 million in uncompensated care for at-risk children and youth from around the state.
The rosters are subject to change. Rosters announced this week are as follows:
Steve Beery, striker, Belgrade; Erik Torgerson, midfield, Bigfork; Colin Cote, forward/defense, Billings Central; David Leslie, forward, Billings Central; Joe Schmechel, forward, Billings Central; Nathan Knapp, midfield, Butte High; Jake Bengtson, stopper, Columbia Falls; Lee Kizer, keeper, Columbia Falls; Cory Pete, forward, Columbia Falls; Guy Smith, forward, Columbia Falls; Zachary Yeager, forward/defense, Hamilton; Joey Iverson, forward, Great Falls CMR; Todd Lukkason, keeper, Great Falls High; Lane Muzzana, forward/defense, Great Falls CMR: Erik Norbie, midfield, Great Falls High; Cole Peterson, defense, Great Falls CMR; Jarred Weisen, striker, Great Falls CMR: Christian Boer, forward, Hamilton; Wyatt Curtiss, forward, Hamilton; B.J. Biskupiak, defense, Helena High; Sean Briceno, defense, Helena High; Tymon Gleason, sweeper, Helena Capital; Kevin Harlen, midfield, Helena High; Robert Maher, defense, Helena High; Josh Rhynard, forward, Helena High; Brendan Ward, keeper, Helena Capital; Bo Wilkins, midfield, Helena Capital; Joe Yeakel, forward, Helena Capital; Mack Andrews, keeper, Kalispell; Zachary Brennemen, sweeper, Kalispell; Sean Riley, forward, Kalispell; Cam Fox, midfield, Laurel; Keane Hamilton, forward, Missoula Big Sky; Kyle Klaudt, forward, Missoula Big Sky; Bryan Olson, defense, Missoula Sentinel; Sander Tollefson, keeper, Missoula Hellgate.
Stacie Johnson, sweeper, Belgrade; Lyndsay Marks, defense, Belgrade; Breana Brendsel, forward/keeper, Bigfork; Caitlin Roberson, midfield, Bigfork; Kristin Barta, keeper, Billings West; Aryn De Long, striker, Billings West; Megan Hooson, defense, Billings Skyview; M'ily Reiter, forward, Billings Senior; Kayte McGuire, forward, Bozeman; Emily Mogk, forward, Bozeman; Margaret Owen, forward, Bozeman; Katie Hunter, defense, Butte High; Vanessa Almanza, keeper, Columbia Falls; Lisa Carter, forward, Columbia Falls; Frankie Brady, forward, Great Falls High; Dani Ritter, defense, Great Falls CMR; Danielle Rodriguez, striker, Hamilton; Lindsey Aasheim, defense, Helena High; Hilde Clark-Snustad, midfield, Helena High; Dani Daly, defense, Helena Capital; Katie Forba, forward, Helena High; Heather Grotbo, midfield, Helena High; Kendra Kamerzel, midfield, Helena High; Alicia Korn, keeper, Helena High; Jennifer Martin, midfield, Helena Capital; Morgan Miller, defense, Helena High; Kaitlin Moon, forward, Helena Capital; Sarah Vert, forward, Helena Capital; Jessica Corpron, defense, Kalispell; Jelisa Guy, forward, Kalispell; Heather Magnan, defense, Kalispell; Tiffany Woodard, forward, Laurel; Katherine Moody, keeper, Livingston; Julee Christianson, midfield, Missoula Big Sky; Darci Lehnerz, sweeper, Missoula Big Sky; Kirstie MacMillen, forward, Missoula Sentinel; Heather Bardsley, sweeper, Stevensville; Athena Mia Bradshaw, forward, Stevensville; Sarah Valentine, midfield, Troy.