High-scoring Flood leads way for Comets
Bruce Mowery has had a lot of productive players in his 14 years as the girls soccer coach at Delavan-Darien.
But none stand out more than Courtney Flood, who put together a record-setting season in 2009.
Flood scored a school-record 26 goals and added five assists en route to first-team recognition in the Southern Lakes Conference. The junior is joined on the first team by teammates Hannah Brown, Emily Logterman and Mallory Epping.
Lake Geneva Badger, which shared the conference championship with Delavan-Darien, has three players on the first team.
Elkhorn’s Carly Larsen and Leiah Emmerth were also named to the first team.
Waterford’s Jordan Spaciel is the Player of the Year.
Flood finished as one of the top scorers in the state. Her ability to score from all over the field made her a dangerous weapon for the Comets.
“First of all, Courtney is a gifted athlete,” Mowery said. “Certain things come a lot easier to her than a lot of other players.
“And I think the key for her this season was the fact that her confidence grew as the year went on even though she shouldered the scoring burden for us.”
Epping was named to the first team for the third straight year. The senior led the Comets to an 18-7 overall record and an 11-1 mark in the Southern Lakes.
“Mallory’s what I would call a gamer,” Mowery said. “On game day, she’s ready to go and is always up for a big challenge. And this season, she took on more of a commanding role.”
Brown and Logterman, both seniors, were stalwarts for the Comets.
Hannah was solid in the middle for us because she knows how to defend and how to attack,” Mowery said. “Emily was our last line of defense, and as a senior, really developed great leadership qualities this season.”
Spaciel a goal in both games against Delavan-Darien this season, and Mowery said her Player of the Year honor was well-deserved.
“She’s very explosive with very good speed,” Mowery said. “And even though she gets banged around a lot during games and isn’t very big, you had to account for where she was on the field at all times.”