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Shodair cancels 2020 Soccer Classic

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 19:59:06-04

HELENA — Shodair Children's Hospital announced Wednesday they’ve canceled this year’s Shodair Soccer Classic over COVID-19 concerns.

For two decades the annual event has featured the top graduating student athletes from high schools across the state in all-star soccer games.

The student athletes would also spend time giving back by assisting in the Soccer Classic Kids Clinic and raising awareness for Shodair Children’s Hospital.

Keith Meyer, Foundation Director at Shodair, says it was a hard decision for the organization to make.

“For the safety of our athletes, coaches, referees, parents and spectators we felt like now was the time to make the decision to cancel the event for this summer, so that plans weren’t being made and then had to be canceled at the last minute,” said Meyer.

Meyer added they also didn’t want people to stress about travel plans they may need to cancel.

“We didn’t want to put the athletes and their families in a position where they had to make a choice,” said Meyer. “As we’re seeing other statewide events being cancelled we just felt we needed to do what the Governor is asking us and the people of Montana to do.”

The players for the Shodair Soccer Classic are invited to play due to their All-State and All-Conference nominations, academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship in their communities.

Shodair wants to congratulate every player that was selected this year, and apologies for this being another part of their senior year taken away due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want them to know that we know they’ll do well in future. We congratulate them and I’m sure we’ll read about them in the future, either through their college career or other accomplishments,” added Meyer.

The 2020 Shodair Soccer Classic roster:

WOMEN

Crisha Polk - Great Falls High School

Jillian Hust - Billings West High School

Arden Moore - Park High School

Halle Labert - Skyview High School

Riley Asbell - Bozeman High School

Hailee Gertsch - Skyview High School

Catharine Frederick - Hamilton High School

Lily Rust - CM Russell High School

Hayley Cochran - CM Russell High School

Makena Morris - Belgrade High School

Sarah Marshall - Belgrade High School

Jordan Roe - Skyview High School

Laura Zimmer - Billings Senior High School

Emily Funseth - CM Russell High School

Jorgie Hawthorne - Great Falls High School

Maddie Teagle - Frenchtown High School

Cameron Leo - Billings Senior High School

Carly DeBar - Billings Senior High School

Josie Windauer - Columbia Falls High School

Elaina Pierce - Hellgate High School

Aisley Allen - Sentinel High School

Reese Meyer - Sentinel High School

Gianna Migliaccio - Big Sky High School

Chloe Nadeau - Flathead High School

Micah Hickenthier - Glacier High School

Regan Maronick - Helena High School

Ellie Stiffler - Capital High School

Whitney Morrison - Big Sky High School

Maeve Monahan - Sentinel High School

Tristin Soule - Capital High School

MEN

Ethan Meccage - Laurel High School

Richard "Ricky" Temporal - Laurel High School

Caleb Warnken - Corvallis High School

Chance Lester - Stevensville High School

Zachary - Stoddart - Bozeman High School

Nathan Haycock - Belgrade High School

Kellen Borggard - C.M. Russell High School

Matthew Mosby - Laurel High School

Dawson Leishman - Frenchtown High School

Nicolas Andrew - Bozeman High School

Jeffrey Jacobs - Frenchtown High School

Benjamin -Bruner - Great Falls High School

Ryan Loper - Skyview High School

Nathan Andrew - Heritage Christian School

Clay Kellar - Hamilton High School

Riley Krueger-Harding - Billings West High School

Danny Kaleva - Loyola Sacred Heart High School

Ryann Quinn - Capital High School

Caleb Hoxie - Capital High School

Aidan Adamek - Capital High School

Caven Wade - Helena High School

Sam Menicke - Whitefish High School

Luke Schmitz - Helena High School

Colton Johnson - Stillwater Christian School