On the five Kanas City United girls teams that are playing with their high schools this spring there are 52 girls playing at the varsity level and another 23 playing with their school’s junior varsity sides. A third of the way through the season a number of girls have distinguished themselves.
As of April 15, the number one-rated team on the Kansas side was Olathe East, whose top scorer is Kirstyn Corder from the U18 Kansas City United Metros. She is joined on the Olathe East Hawks varsity team with four other girls who played with the Club for at least two years. East is 7-0 currently.
Olathe East will square off against the No. 2 team in the State, Blue Valley West, on April 16. Blue Valley West boasts four senior starters form the U18 Kansas City United Metros, who together account for half (16 of 32) goals scored so far. Led by Lexi Aiman with 9 goals and 26 points in six games, the West Jaguars also include Maddie Aiman, Becky Blinzler and Claire Richards from the Metros. In the last week, West, 6-0, has beaten the No. 1 ranked team in Missouri, St. Teresa’s Academy 4-2, as well as the seventh ranked team in Kansas.
On the Missouri side of the state line three other Metros players. Ashley Chandler, Katie Blevins and Remi May are part of the 10-0 Raytown High School team that is ranked 15th State wide in Missouri. Further North, the Park Hill South Panthers are 9-1, receiving votes in the most recent Missouri State Poll and feature two U18 Metros players: Haley Shelton and Katy Lindsay.
Other teams high in the polls with players from the U18 Metros include; Shawnee Mission East, with Alex Dressman, ranked sixth in the State; Keilly Lonnecker at Lawrence Free State, ranked No. 1 in the Central Region; and Mac Baird at Blue Valley Southwest, ranked seventh overall and No. 2 in the 5A Class; Hailey Parker at Olathe Northwest, ranked fifth in the Northeast Region.
Many other Kansas City United players can be found playing on other varsity squads, including: Oak Park, Liberty, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Garcner-Edgerton, Bishop Miege, Notre Dame de Sion, St. James Academy, Spring Hill, and Raymore-Peculiar.