AHS girls soccer

The Ashland High School girls soccer team stands together after winning a regional title against Somerset on June 3 at Ponzio Stadium. The Oredockers were selected as the WIAA State Tournament Team Sportsmanship Award winners for girls soccer this year.

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association recently announced the winners for the 2019 Spring State Team Tournaments Sportsmanship Award, and the Ashland High School girls soccer team was one of four teams selected for the award this year.
The Oredockers won their second consecutive Great Northern Conference championship this spring and put together a 21-3-1 overall record, culminating with the program's fifth-ever trip to the WIAA state tournament back in June.
This is the third time the Ashland girls soccer team has won the award, having also been recognized after state tournament appearances in 2009 and 2013, and the sixth overall Sportsmanship Award for Ashland, which also won for summer baseball in 2005, boys soccer in 2013, and gymnastics in 2016.
"Ashland’s sportsmanship and positive fan support earned them the honor in girls soccer for the third time," a news release from the WIAA said. "Members of the team were witnessed extending well-wishes to members of the Catholic Memorial team following their 5-0 loss to the Crusaders in the Division 3 semifinals."
The girls soccer teams from St. Mary Catholic and Edgewood received honorable mention this year.
Other programs and communities selected for the award this spring include Union Grove for baseball, Mischiot for softball, and Eau Claire Memorial for boys tennis.
According to the WIAA, "The WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award is presented to one school and community in each of the State team tournaments. The award winners are determined by the conduct and sportsmanship displayed by athletes, coaches, cheer and support groups, mascots, bands and spectators. Additional consideration is given for the effort of school administrators and chaperones to insure support for their teams are positive and that the highest ideals of sportsmanship are upheld. Award winners receive a plaque and banner in recognition of the honor. Schools receiving honorable mention are acknowledged with a certificate of recognition."

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