Abigail Medley #50 with the U18 Girls - Topeka Select Elite lost her life in a tragic auto accident on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Abigail was much more than just a soccer player. Abigail was a sister, a daughter, a best friend. Abigail was a silent leader on our team, whose energy and spirit filled the air. Abigail had a smile that would light up any room, and her passion for soccer, her friends, her family, and life were unmatched.
We love you Abigail! As we take the field, we know you will be with us. We will miss you!
Lauren Peterson Verbally Commits To Butler County Community College
Topeka Select Elite defender and mid-fielder Lauren Peterson, #4 , has given her verbal commitment to play soccer for Coach Adam Hunter starting in the fall of 2019.
Lauren has been one of the leaders and a solid center back and midfielder for the 18U Topeka Select Elite who won their last nine games in competitive College Showcases this fall season.
“Lauren is a player who can both stop the opponent's offensive attack, and start our counter-attack. Lauren's height makes her an ideal target for corner kicks, and her leg strength is an added bonus for switching the field of attack. Lauren's versatility lends her to be effective on defending back, center midfield, and offensive wing", stated Topeka Select Elite Coach Brian Cole.
As a Junior at Washburn Rural High School, Lauren will have her 2018 and 2019 seasons ahead of her.
Hannah Spellman Verbally Commits to Benedictine College
Topeka Select Defender, Hannah Spellman #12 has verbally committed to play soccer for coach Lincoln Roblee at Benedictine College the fall of 2019.
“Hannah is an outstanding 1v1 player, is technically very sound with both feet, is the ultimate team player, and she has an excellent work ethic. She elevates her team's effort and performance in practice by her effort and her expectations of her teammates” – Coach Kruetzer. “Hannah is a defensive leader on our team. Having the most varsity level soccer experience, Hannah lifts her team up, her 1v1 skills are excellent, and her ability to stop an offensive attack and switch the field of play is tremendous!” – Coach Cole
Hannah has both her Junior and Senior years to play soccer at Hayden Catholic High School to look forward to!
#2 Tara Dickerson - Hayden High School
#18 Sophie Sparks - 2020 - Seaman High School
Verbally Commits to Butler County Community College
#12 Hannah Spellman - 2019 - Hayden Catholic High School
Verbally Commits to Benedictine College
#21 Mirla Chavarria - 2020 - Highland Park High School