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Soccer aims to keep bar high

Wildcat senior Bailey LaPoint, center, is joined by her parents Kari, left, and Jim, as she signs a letter of intent this past February to attend and play soccer at St. Cloud State University in the fall. Submitted photo

With back-to-back Big Rivers Conference championships, and a 2011 state tournament appearance under its belt, the Wildcat girls' soccer program has set the bar high in recent years.

The Cats return four seniors among the eight players who earned the program's first state tournament appearance a year ago, including second leading scorer Bailey LaPoint, who tallied 14 goals and 12 assists on her way to earning first team All-BRC honors.

Goalkeeper Paige Meyer, another All-BRC first teamer who recorded 20 shutouts in 2011, also returns along with senior Jenna Kizlik, a second team All-BRC pick a year ago. LaPoint, Meyer and Kizlik will serve as the team's co-captains this season.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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