The New York State Sportswriters Association recently named its 2018 Girls Soccer All-State Teams and a number of local athletes received the nod for their efforts this season led, not surprisingly, by the Kendall Eagles.
Having won the New York State Class D state title, Kendall came away with both the Class D Player of the Year in Hailee Mitchell, as well as Coach of the Year in Pam Barchet and three other players who made various teams.
Mitchell, who was also the Genesee Region League Player of the Year (along with W-C’s Lyndsey Clar), is a junior midfielder who scored 27 goals — including the lone goal in the state title game — and handed out three assists for the Eagles, who won the Section V Class D1 title and finished at 18-5 overall.
Making the Class D first team for Kendall was junior defender Lizzie Sutphen, who keyed a defense that allowed just 25 goals all season and finished with 10 shutouts, including shutouts in each of the final two games to win the crown.
Madison Jacob, a sophomore midfielder, was named to the Class D second team after she finished with four assists and also was a key factor in Kendall’s impressive defensive effort throughout the season.
Also for Kendall, sophomore midfielder Brianna Wakefield was named the Class D fourth team. Wakefield finished the season with nine goals and a trio of assists.
Also in Class D, Notre Dame senior attacker Callie McCulley was named to the second team after she finished the year with 12 goals and five assists for the Fighting Irish despite missing the end of the season with an injury. Notre Dame finished at 8-8-1 on the year.
In Class C, New York State semifinalist Wheatland-Chili led the local contingent with a pair of all-state members.
Making the first team was junior midfielder Lyndsey Clar, who led the Wildcats with 19 assists to go with 12 goals, while sophomore sensation Niyah Rosado — an attacker — was named to the second team after she led W-C with 33 goals and 15 assists.
Wheatland-Chili was the Section V Class C3 winner and finished at 20-3.
Also in Class C, Holley’s Halee Passarell was named to the fourth team. Passarell, a sophomore midfielder, finished the season with 14 goals and five assists for the Hawks, who finished a solid 10-6-3.
York senior attacker Jennifer Mandarano was also named to the Class C first team after she led the Golden Knights with 29 goals and 14 assists.
In Class B, a pair of local players earned the honor in Batavia’s Katie Moore and Le Roy’s Bryn Luckey.
Moore, a junior attacker, led the Batavia offense with 20 goals and four assists for the Blue Devils, who finished at 7-8-2. Moore was named to the fourth team.
Luckey, a sophomore attacker, was solid for the Oatkan Knights in earning a sixth-team nod. Luckey finished the season with 20 goals and three assists for Le Roy (9-8).
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