Olmstead, Lemus tagged all-state soccer players

WEBSTER CITY – Two of the more storied careers in the history of the Webster City boys’ soccer program came to a fitting end last week when the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association released its all-state teams from this past spring season.

Christian Lemus and Nick Olmstead made the cut.

Lemus, a senior midfielder, and Olmstead, a senior defensive back, were both named to the Class 2A second team after helping the Lynx to a 9-4-1 record.

WCHS spent the entire season in the 2A rankings before falling to eventual state qualifier Waverly-Shell Rock in the substate semifinal round.

Lemus and Olmstead were both starters in 2012 when the Lynx advanced to the state tournament for the first time.

“I think both of those guys are very deserving,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “Christian, I think he’s going to be one of the best – if not the best – midfielders that will ever play in Webster City, and Nick, he’s just an athlete. He can do just about anything you tell him because he’s so coachable.”

Lemus, who will play for the Iowa Central Community College program, led WCHS offensively with nine goals and five assists. He was a perfect 4-for-4 on penalty kicks in his final season on the prep pitch.

Olmstead was the architect of a stingy defense that ranked fourth in 2A in goals against; the Lynx gave up just 10 all season. They posted six shutouts and allowed only one goal in four other matches.

Olmstead could also come to the front when needed; he collected one goal and two assists.