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Times Leader Girls Soccer All-Stars


December 14. 2013 10:46PM


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Allie Barber


Pittston Area


Junior - Forward


Barber’s flashy speed and playmaking ability made her a PSCA All-State representative. The junior led a Patriots team that played a more fluid offense than years past. Scoring her 100th goal in September, Barber came second in the league in goals and points. She finished with 34 goals, 14 assists for 82 points.


Shoshana Mahoney


Lake-Lehman


Senior - Forward


Arguably the best pure goal scorer in the league, Mahoney wielded a dangerous leg on a potent front line. She was third in the league with 27 goals, 11 assists and 65 points. A tendency for fashioning postseason upsets, Mahoney was seconds away from taking No. 3 Coughlin to overtime in the district quarterfinals. Her efforts were well-received by voters, and she was named to the PSCA All-State team.


Emma Sukowaski


Coughlin


Sophomore - Midfielder


Sukowaski stood tall on the strongest midfield corps in the conference. After early season struggles, she took her team on a 12-game undefeated streak to secure the No. 3 seed in the district tournament. Sukowaski finished with 25 goals, nine assists for 59 points.


Megan Lercara


Coughlin


Junior - Defender


Coughlin constantly relied on its junior defender to play an integral part of the offense. She presented avid through-balls that totaled the WVC’s third-best 21 assists, along with eight goals and 37 points. Just as notable, Lercara shut down the WVC’s top goal producers unequivocally to lead Coughlin to a second-place finish in the conference.


Gabby Termini


Crestwood


Senior - Forward


After missing her entire junior year to injury, Termini picked up where she left off to the tune of 17 goals and 1 assist for 35 points. Termini’s strong leg equaled many of the league’s thunderous scores on the year. Her ability to score anywhere from inside the 40 led to Crestwood’s 9-6 record and nearly put the Comets into district playoffs.


Emily Schramm


Holy Redeemer


Junior - Midfielder


All season long, Schramm deployed true midfielder play that translated into goals for a much improved Holy Redeemer team. She was second in the league with 20 assists and manufactured 19 goals. Schramm finished the season sixth in scoring with 58 points.


Lydia Lawson


Holy Redeemer


Sophomore - Forward


Lawson dazzled opponents all season with her beautiful footwork and ability to cut on a dime. Her scoring abilities forced opposing defenses to target her as Holy Redeemer improved to the district quarterfinals this year. Lawson finished fourth in the conference with 30 goals, 12 assists and 72 points.


Ashley Strazdus


Dallas


Junior - Forward


Strazdus replaced 2012 scoring champion Ashley Dunbar’s role as the upper forward. A constant playmaker for the Mountaineer offense en route to the WVC championship and state quarterfinal appearance. Strazdus was fifth in scoring after totaling 21 goals, 14 assists for 66 points on the season. She chipped in three goals, four assists during postseason play.


Brianna Floryshak


Berwick


Junior - Forward


Floryshak wore many hats this season. She was a noticeable difference on set pieces, providing Berwick with strong leg that had a knack for game-winning goals. Floryshak gave Dallas its only regular season defeat and mounted the game-tying and golden goal in the Bulldogs’ three-goal comeback over Pittston Area in the district semifinals. She finished with 20 goals, 11 assists for 51 points.


Kaylee Hillard


Lake-Lehman


Senior - Midfielder


The Division I American University-bound senior is a three-time Times Leader Girls Soccer All-Star quietly became one of the league’s top players from the center-mid position. Hillard chipped in four goals and 11 assists for 20 points. She was a catalyst for a potent Black Knight offense.


Priscilla Mitchell


Berwick


Junior - Defender


Mitchell did not have any difficulty in filling the shoes of 2012 Player of the Year Kelly Sheptock. Area coaches lauded her defensive work as one of the stingiest in the WVC. She was able to contain Dallas’ forwards in an upset victory. Mitchell finished with one assist.


Madison Goodwin


Dallas


Junior - Sweeper


Goodwin was the backbone of a defense that pitched eight clean sheets to start the season. She tallied two goals and an assist for five points. The junior sweeper led the Mountaineers to a WVC title and a state playoff run. Goodwin kicked the game-winning penalty kick against Northern York in the PIAA first round.


Ruby Mattson


Dallas


Sophomore - Midfielder


Mattson championed the Mountaineer midfielders in their WVC title run. She displayed poise and alertness that bolstered Dallas’ transition game. She finished the year with 11 goals, 10 assists for 32 points. She helped Dallas into the PIAA state quarterfinals and the WVC’s first playoff victory in five seasons.


Katelyn Pugliese


Pittston Area


Junior - Defender


Pugliese’s stellar defense bandaged the Patriots’ Achilles’ heel for the past few seasons. On offense, she had five goals and four assists for 14 points. Defensively, she helped the team post a 12-2-1 regular season record. Her speed, toughness helped mark the fastest forwards in the league, excelling in one-on-one opportunities. Pugliese was 4-for-4 on penalty kicks.


Sydney Emershaw


Dallas


Junior - Goalkeeper


Often overlooked because of her team’s success, Emershaw emerged out of the postseason with one of the most outstanding performances in the tournament. She didn’t relinquish a goal until the ninth game of the season. Emershaw showcased a laudable effort in the PIAA first round with 11 saves against Northern York. She saved two penalty kicks in the win over the Polar Bears. Emershaw’s 23 saves took Hopewell to overtime in the PIAA quarterfinals.


SECOND TEAM


Cheyenne Brown, Tunkhannock


Bethany Carpenter, Wyoming Seminary


Olivia Conklin, Berwick


Paige Davis, Coughlin


Nora Fazzi, Coughlin


Julia Hutsko, Lake-Lehman


Gabby Kishbaugh, Berwick


Sam Mayers, Pittston Area


Madison Mimnaugh, Pittston Area


Nina Paolini, Holy Redeemer


Allison Rinehimer, Berwick


Sara Ruby, Pittston Area


Olivia Seely, Berwick


Alyssa Shaver, Wyoming Valley West


Emily Sutton, Lake-Lehman


Audrey Williams, Wyoming Valley West


Tiffany Zukosky, Dallas


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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