Lincoln-Way West & North Soccer Players Team Up to Fight Cancer
Friday, May 22, 2015

Lincoln-Way West and Lincoln-Way North girls soccer programs joined forces in their sixth annual Kicking for a Cure soccer game to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

The West Warriors defeated North 2-0 during the hard-fought charity game which raised $1,442 for Breast Cancer Research at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. The win marked Wests first victory over their cross-town rival in the programs history.

Our students felt the competitive spirit but they also shared the common goal of raising money to fight breast cancer, said West soccer coach Jeff Theiss.

Local youth soccer clubs, including the Chicago Fire Juniors, Legacy Soccer Club, Manhattan Fire Soccer Club, and Tinley Park/Frankfort Soccer Club participated in the event which created an exciting atmosphere for athletes and fans.

As a coach, it is truly inspiring when our athletes compete on the field but realize there is a greater cause off the field, said North soccer coach Mike Murphy. Breast cancer affects so many families and our students are committed to increasing awareness and support efforts to find a cure.

Cancer survivors and loved ones who lost their battles with cancer were recognized on the field prior to the start of the varsity match.

The 2015 Lincoln-Way West Varsity girls soccer team includes Audrey Pearson, Rebecca Rodriguez, Shelby Thompson, Kaitlyn Souder, Kelsey Knodel, Molly Dworsky, Emily Wyskiel, Madision Mikalauski, Kayla Jandek, Natalie Tannura, Brittany Stover, Katie King, Olivia Judge, Brianna Darlage, Teagan Lyke, Sam Heitner, Sydney Valiska, Hailey Souder, Breanna Bembenek, Meghann Lange, Allison Stover, Brianna Heyer, Erin Toomey, Head Coach Jeff Theiss, Assistant Coaches Sean Fahey, Joe Stephens, Luke Daupras, and E.J. Kirn.

The 2015 North Varsity Girls Soccer team includes Kelsey McInturff, Sam Furlong, Makenna Manis, Grace Sheetz, Sarah Mirabella, Grace Sheridan,
Tasha Fields, Bianca Galassini, Abby Peterson, Carolyn Waleski, Amanda Logan , Cheyanne Hein, Ava Eggert, Andrea Prado, Hannah Goss, Rachel Pappas, Carly Marchal, Millie Savic, and Maria Fields. The Head Coach is Michael Murphy and Assistant Coaches include Karen Iliff, Kevin McCleish, Eric Pehr and Angela Ziemba.