There are few things Jessica Remmes can’t do on a soccer field. Now the Grand Island girls soccer player can say their are few things she hasn’t accomplished in the sport, either.

In individual honors, the Vikings’ all-time leading scorer put the biggest feather there is in her cap earlier this month when she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association/adidas All-America team.

Remmes is believed to be the first female All-American from this area since Lewiston-Porter’s Jan Baker was selected in 1983.

Asked to comment on being named All-American, Remmes said she just wanted to thank coaches Peter Prozik, Dave Bowman, their families and the families that helped fund the Vikings’ trip to this year’s state final four in Binghamton.

In seasons past, Remmes had been named first-team All-Niagara Frontier League (2002-04), All-Western New York (2003-04), All-New York State (2003-04) and All-East (2003-04). She won those honors again this year.

But she had never been named All-American before, even though many believe she deserved it last season.

“I thought she definitely should have been on the team last year,” said Williamsville South coach Kevin McNamara, who coached Remmes in the 2003 and 2004 Empire State Games.

Finishing her career with 168 goals (sixth-most in state history) and 107 assists, Remmes leaves a legacy of success and excitement. The Vikings have advanced to the Class A state semifinals three year in a row, with Remmes dazzling friends and foes along the way.

“She’s undoubtedly the most exciting player we’ve ever had here,” Grand Island Athletics Director Jon Roth said. “The last three years has been like an offensive soccer highlight film.”

“Anybody that will listen, I tell them that she is one of the most exciting players to ever come out of this area,” McNamara said.

Even those Remmes has burned acquiesce to her greatness.

“Just about every facet of the game she does well,” said Williamsville East coach Chris Durr, whose team was ranked No. 1 in Western New York before the Vikings beat them in the sectional final. “She’s certainly one of the best players I’ve ever coached against.