Kernels' Mullenmeister, Hubbard named to all-ESD soccer teams

Mitchell lands one player on both the girls and boys all-conference squads, girls add one honorable mention selection.

Mitchell's Mia Mullenmeister works to find an open passing lane during a game against Huron on Sept. 11, 2021, at Joe Quintal Field. (Landon Dierks / Republic)

Mitchell High School girls soccer top goal scorer Mia Mullenmeister and boys standout Kaileb Hubbard were named to their respective Eastern South Dakota Conference all-conference soccer teams for their performance during the 2021 season. Taylin Deckert was also recognized as a girls honorable mention selection.

Mullenmeister, who led the state with 19 goals during the regular season and added two more in the Kernels' opening-round playoff loss to Rapid City Central, and Deckert were key contributors as the Mitchell girls earned the No. 11 seed in the Class AA playoffs, finishing the season with a 5-8-1 record. Mitchell was sixth in the final ESD conference standings.

Mitchell's Kaileb Hubbard, middle, reaches to kick the ball during the first half of Saturday's match against Sturgis Brown in Mitchell. (Branden Hull / Republic)

Hubbard, a junior, was a leader for the Mitchell boys (1-12-0) during their first season with coach Sean McQuillan. Mitchell occupied ninth place in the final conference standings.

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