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East Sac County Bob Babe is recognized as IAHSSCA Co-Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

July 23, 2021 3:25pm

East Sac County Girls Soccer Head Coach Bob Babe has been recognized as Co-Coach of the Year by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association (IAHSSCA).

Babe lead the Raiders to a strong 13-4 record (tied for 11th most wins in Class 1A), a nine game winning streak during the season and a trip to the Region Semi-Final. A significant turn around after an opening season of 1-11.

The Raiders also hit milestones of hosting their first playoff games and winning their first playoff game. The Raiders knocked off BHRV 10-0 in the Region quarterfinal before falling to Saint Albert 6-1 in the Region semi-final.

The Raiders started the season 4-3 before going on a 9-1 run to wind up the season. The Raiders also had a nine game winning streak that had them outscoring opponents 36-1 over that span. Throughout the season the Raiders would shut-out 11 opponents.

The awards for the team kept coming in the postseason with 5 academic all state award winners (Brianna Boeckman (1st TM), Olivia Wernimont (1st TM), Aleisha Thayer (2nd TM), Laryn Sharp (HM) and Cooper Herrig (HM)) and got Senior Kayla Meyer to the 2021 East vs West All-Star Game

Babe is IAHSSCA Co-Girls Coach of the Year with West Des Moines Valley Coach Rob Chapman. Chapman lead the Tigers to a 21-1 record and won the Class 3A Championship

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