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GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Three area players named First Team All-State (11/02)

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By Nathaniel Bryan

Three area seniors are first-team selections on the Kentucky Girls’ Soccer Coaches’ All-State Team, which was released Wednesday.

Making the first team were Elizabethtown forward Lexy Hazle, Elizabethtown left wing Emily Richardson and Central Hardin goalkeeper Savannah Haberman.

Hazle, a Bellarmine University commitment, scored a team-high 28 goals and recorded a team-best 23 assists as she led the Lady Panthers (17-6-2) to the 17th District and 5th Region tournament titles.

Richardson had 23 goals and nine assists. She scored the game’s lone goal Saturday in a 1-0 quarterfinal win over fourth-ranked Louisville Assumption that helped Elizabethtown to become the first area girls’ team – as well as the first region girls’ squad – to advance to the state tournament’s final four.

Haberman, an Eastern Kentucky University commitment, totaled eight shutouts for the district tournament runner-up Lady Bruins (9-8-3). She was a member of two state tournament teams. She was the Area Defensive Player of the Year last season along with then-senior defender Halle Pinkham of Elizabethtown.

The area had three honorable mentions in Elizabethtown sophomore wing Dani Wilson, Central Hardin senior defender Kendra Ball and John Hardin senior defender Shiann Washington.

Wilson had 11 goals and 10 assists. She had the game-winning assist in the state quarterfinals, scored the only goal in a regular-season win at Central Hardin and scored a game-high two goals in the region final.

Ball had one goal and one assist and helped anchor a defense which held foes to less than 1.4 goals per game.

Washington had two goals and one assist to help the Lady Bulldogs (11-7-1) finish third in the district’s regular-season standings.

All six players have been invited to the Kentucky Girls’ All-State Games, which are Nov. 10 at the Elizabethtown Sports Park. The East-West honorable mention game is the first game, while the second match is the East-West first-second team game. Game times are to be determined.

COACHES’ ALL-STATE TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Player                                                      Team

Tori Dillard                                    Bowling Green

SavannahHaberman                       Central Hardin

Ellie Eckerle                        Covington Notre Dame

Maddie Tierney                   Covington Notre Dame

Emily Richardson                            Elizabethtown

Lexy Hazle                                     Elizabethtown

Laura Felix                               Erlanger St. Henry

Libby Leedom                           Erlanger St. Henry

Mary Beth Gorham                    Lexington Catholic

Sarah Gorham                          Lexington Catholic

Destinie Graves                  Lexington Tates Creek

Katie Workman                   Lexington Tates Creek

Christen McAllister                Louisville Assumption

Morgan Riggs                      Louisville Assumption

Katie Barker                                 Louisville Male

Kayla Richardson                          Louisville Mercy

Lyssie Wright                                           Murray

Taylor Richerson                                       Murray

Haley Kemper                               Oldham County

Shelby Cohen                               Oldham County

Ashley Huffine                                         Russell

Taylor Borman                                 Scott County

Brittany Cline                                   Scott County

Rebekah Hulsing                         West Jessamine

SECOND TEAM

Player                                                      Team

Sam Cetrulo                 Alexandria Bishop Brossart

Charity Collins                               Ashland Blazer

Kirby Gooding                                Bowling Green

Ellie Young                    Bowling Green Greenwood

Taylor Robinson                          Campbell County

Kate Joss                   Christian Academy-Louisville

Lauren Nemeroff               Covington Dixie Heights

Alex Lonnemann                  Covington Notre Dame

Olivia Voskuhl                     Covington Notre Dame

Madison Haycraft                          Daviess County

Lexie Bozell                                      Hopkinsville

Shelby Hay                                Lawrence County

Josie Metzger                           Lexington Catholic

Lauren Duffy                        Lexington Henry Clay

Abby Van Bussum               Lexington Tates Creek

Kaitlyn Golab                               Louisville Mercy

Caroline Wistrom                Louisville Sacred Heart

Penni Pluimer                Madisonville-North Hopkins

Alex Whittington            Madisonville-North Hopkins

Sam Bunzel                     Newport Central Catholic

Sloane Costelle                              North Oldham

Brittany Moshos                            Oldham County

Karli Parker                                     South Laurel

Stephanie Rowland                         South Oldham

Maddy Hahn                               West Jessamine

HONORABLE MENTION

Player                                                      Team

Maria Greis                  Alexandria Bishop Brossart

Rachel Hartig               Alexandria Bishop Brossart

Andrea Melanson                        Anderson County

Sarah Hudson                               Ashland Blazer

Reagan Crossfield                       Bourbon County

Erin Jones                                     Bowling Green

Sidney Pruitt                                  Bowling Green

Keely Vincent                                 Bowling Green

Logan Arnold                                   Boyle County

Chelsea Gill                                    Boyle County

Lexi Higginbotham                               Bullitt East

Meghan Roby                                     Bullitt East

Lauren Macke                            Campbell County

Kendra Ball                                   Central Hardin

Annie Beanblossom      Christian Academy-Louisville

Amerah Dixon                                           Corbin

Ali Critcher                        Covington Dixie Heights

Macy Dyer                                         East Carter

Devon Burnside                           East Jessamine

Dani Wilson                                   Elizabethtown

Kirsten Herndon                            Graves County

Kelsey Humphries                              Hopkinsville

Christina Cook           Independence Simon Kenton

Shiann Washington                            John Hardin

Mollie Workman                          Lawrence County

Arly Lankster                      Lexington Tates Creek

Heather Schmitt                   Louisville Assumption

Sam Tilton                      Louisville DuPont Manual

Madyson Moran                     Louisville Holy Cross

Elizabeth Seewer                           Louisville Male

Lauren Lee                                  Louisville Mercy

Ellen Tichenor               Madisonville-North Hopkins

Amanda Howard                             Mercer County

Shannon Murray                             Mercer County

Kayla Verburg                                          Murray

Lindey Hunt                                             Murray

Emily Barnett                                 Nelson County

Courtney Hagedorn           Newport Central Catholic

Christina Seibert              Newport Central Catholic

Kendall Ellington                               North Laurel

Caroline Hayden                     Owensboro Catholic

Brooke Logsdon                     Owensboro Catholic

Micaela Bush                                         Pikeville

Katie Porter                                    Prestonsburg

Heather Hencye                                       Russell

Megan Sherwood                            South Oldham

Madison Ratchford                       Spencer County

Lauren Frazier                                  Trigg County

Toria Howard                              West Jessamine

Sarah Wiggins                             West Jessamine

Lindsey Sizemore                       Woodford County