Six Dodger girls honored in soccer

Six Fort Dodge girls soccer players recently earned spots on the all-CIC Northern Division teams.

Seniors Paige Savery (midfielder) and Haleigh Dolder (defender) each landed on the top squad for the Dodgers, while senior Madeline Westerhoff (forward), senior Francis Lee (forward), freshman Iris Peimann (midfielder) and junior Riley Hartman (defender) were all named to the second team. Savery was also picked to the all-CIC second squad.

In addition, freshman Meagan Hartman, junior Hailee Richardson and freshman Hannah Amhof each garnered honorable mention status.

FDSH finished its 2014 season 5-9 overall, including 1-2 in the CIC Northern Division.

“It’s very hard to push people forward just based on records,” Fort Dodge first-year head coach Nathan Ramthun said. “It was a big challenge coming in to work with players trying to teach them something they hadn’t already learned. I do think we made a lot of progress throughout the year.”

Westerhoff contributed a team-high 12 goals and three assists in 13 games, while Savery led the way with 11 assists to go along with 11 scores.

Lee and Peimann both found the back of the net eight times, combining for eight assists. Richardson posted 119 saves.

“I feel we went from thinking individually to more as a team as the season went on,” said Ramthun. “Hopefully, we can carry that over into next year.”

Savery, Dolder and Westerhoff will all continue their soccer careers at Iowa Central. Lee has signed to play at William Penn.