Public Opinion Girls Soccer All-Stars
SYDNEY BENEDICK, James Buchanan, sr., for: Benedick closed out her final season for the Rockets by earning her second P.O. First Team selection and was also on the Mid Penn Colonial Division first team ... "Syd works hard, is dedicated, and puts in the offseason work to get better," JB coach Terry Appleby said. "She has a good understanding of the game and how to apply herself to the game. She will be missed." ... Benedick had a goal and 3 assists ... She was a 3-year starter for the Rockets.
CAT WEBER, Waynesboro, sr., def: Weber finished up her fourth year of starting for the Maidens on defense, and her second as a team captain ... "She has a relentless work rate, and she's a super coachable kid," Waynesboro coach Brian Fisher said. "Cat leads by positive example, and she's committed to excellence athletically and academically." ... She was a P.O. Honorable Mention pick last year.
MICHAELA KENDALL, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., mid: Kendall was a P.O. First Teamer last year when she played for McConnellsburg ... "Her work rate is fantastic and her vision and imagination are even better," Blue Devil coach Greg Cole said. "She mostly played center mid and she plays bigger than she is. She has a 'get-it-done' attitude." ... Kendall scored 2 goals and added 3 assists.
GABBY LECUONA, Chambersburg, so., for: Lecuona topped all area players in goals scored, with 16, and added 4 assists ... She was a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division first team pick ... Trojan coach Ed Franchi said, "She has a lot of speed up top and she's a finisher. She can take on defenders. She's naturally a lefty, but has a good right foot, too, on her shots. We just need her to work more off the ball and that can take her to the next level."
EMMA OTT, McConnellsburg, fr., mid: "Even though she was a freshman, she was our most consistent player," Spartan coach Chris Mellott said. "She really had a nose for the ball and she made an impact every game. Emma's the kind of player who put herself in position to be successful." ... Ott contributed 3 assists for McConnellsburg as one of the main links in transition between the defense and the offense.
ASHLEE ROWLES, Shippensburg, jr., mid: The junior midfielder earned a Mid Penn Colonial Division first team selection ... She scored 3 goals and had a pair of assists for Ship ... Lady Hounds coach Mary Miller said, "Ashlee is a hard-working player who helped hold our midfield together and helped push everyone else to keep an up tempo throughout each game. She has a great work ethic and is continuously working to become better."
ASHLYNN SWANGER, Chambersburg, jr., def: Swanger anchored the Chambersburg defense along with Player of the Year Lauren Ocker ... "She's the Energizer Bunny," Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. "She would run through a brick wall if she needed to. She has a great attitude and just doesn't quit. She's very smart and knows where to be and what to do." ... Swanger scored 2 goals and had an assist ... She was a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division second team choice.
SAVANNAH KERLIN, McConnellsburg, sr., def: Kerlin ended her four-year career for McConnellsburg as a Sideling Hill League first team selection ... She was the last line of defense in front of goalkeeper Kellyn Perry ... Spartan coach Chris Mellott said, "It's tough for me to say enough about her - she was really the heart and soul and anchor of our team. She had a positive attitude that the team fed off of and she seemed to take away a third of the field for us."
MORGAN FRENCH, Waynesboro, sr., mid: French moved up from being an Honorable Mention choice a year ago ... She played both midfield and on the wing for Waynesboro ... French ended up with 5 goals and also added 5 assists ... Maiden coach Brian Fisher said, "Morgan is an incredibly intense soccer player, and she's a real ball winner in the midfield. She has a ton of ability."
KARA NEWELL, Shippensburg, jr., mid: Newell got work all over the pitch for the Lady Hounds ... "Kara was our utility player, who would fill in anywhere we needed her - playing defense, midfield or forward depending on injuries and what we needed for the team we are playing," Ship coach Mary Miller said. "She is a naturally talented player who works hard at all points." ... Newell found time to put in 4 goals and assist on 7 others ... She was a Mid Penn Colonial Division second team pick.
MICKEY HEINBAUGH, James Buchanan, jr., for
RILEY GELSINGER, Greencastle-Antrim, so., def
CARI PASIERB, Chambersburg, sr., mid
MIKAYLA O'DONEL, Fannett-Metal, sr., mid
ASPEN ANDERSON, James Buchanan, sr., mid
McKENZI GARLOCK, McConnellsburg, sr., for
SKYLAR LAMBERT, Waynesboro, so., for
REBECCA WENSCHOF, McConnellsburg, so., for
SARAH STROHM, Shippensburg, sr., for
OLIVIA CHURCHMAN, Waynesboro, jr., mid
HANNAH PLETCHER, Shippensburg, so., goal
Chambersburg: Brynn Vandegriff (jr., mid); Layne Kimple (fr., def). James Buchanan: Maddie Peck (sr., mid); Siara Gossert (sr., goal). Greencastle: Jenay Faulkner (sr., for/goal); Madison Sherrill (so., mid); Ashley Noblit (fr., mid). Waynesboro: Taylor Clawson (so., for); Audrey Foreman (so., def); Alivia Leggett (fr., mid). McConnellsburg: Kellyn Perry (jr., goal); Morgan Kendall (jr., for); Jensen Boehme (fr., mid).