Cheney Photo

Oskaloosa midfielder Aleeya Cheney (9) goes for the ball during a match earlier this season. Cheney was named to the first-team all-Little Hawkeye Conference team recently. Teammates Emily Lunsford and Kirby Nelson were selected as honorable mention picks.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa landed three players on the Little Hawkeye Conference all conference girls soccer team.

Senior Aleeya Cheney was named as a midfielder on the first team while Kirby Nelson and Emily Lunsford were selected for the honorable mention list.

Cheney led the team with eight goals and added eight assists for 24 points. She had 34 of her 62 shots going on goal.

"Aleeya receiving first team is a great way for her to end her career as an Indian," Oskaloosa coach Jodi Steinlage said. "She has worked hard all four years and we will miss her a lot next year, but know she is going to continue to grow and get better at Wartburg."

Nelson and Lunsford both didn't record a goal for the Indians, who went 8-7 overall and tied for fifth in the LHC at 2-4. nelson had seven shots on goal while Lunnsford had four shots on goal.

"Kirby and Emily receiving Honorable Mention are both well deserved," Steinlage said. "Emily took the role of being switched from offense to defense last year and was a leader in the back. Kirby played where ever we needed her this year and helped us in many games because of her willingness to play where she was needes.

"Two players that were not recognized with awards, but I would like to give some credit are Brooke Engelhardt and Kyrsten DeWees. Brooke has been part of our back line for four years and we will miss her experience and her ability to help on the weak side when we were attacking. Kyrsten also stepped up as a freshman and playing goalie. She was thrown into a position she has little experience with and stepped up to the task. We will be excited to have her for the next three years.

"We are very proud of all of our girls and how hard they worked this year. Although not everyone received recognition, they were all vital in our success this year."