2016 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich 2016 Altoona Mirror girls soccer first-team all-stars include (from left): First row—Penn Cambria’s Emmy Harvey, Altoona’s Megan Vigne, Eva Aveni and Paris Haugh, Northern Bedford’s Sadie McConnell, Central’s Kaitlyn Laird, Ashley Negley and Olivia Smith. Second row—Bishop Guilfoyle’s Kierra Miller, Delaney Myrick and Devyn Yingling, Hollidaysburg’s Mandy Sky, McKenna Hurd and Sydney Routch, Bedford’s Emily Martz, Amber Thomas and Amelia Beland. Absent for photo was Moshannon Valley’s Autumn Adams.

FIRST TEAM

Autumn Adams, sr., Moshannon Valley: Midfielder … Three-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a freshman … Team MVP who scored 20 goals and assisted on two others … Scored the game-winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 win over Everett … The Damsels went 9-8 … Had 39 goals as a sophomore and 16 as a junior.

Eva Aveni, sr., Altoona: Defender … Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Led the Lady Lions’ defense and assisted on two goals … Altoona went 8-9-2 and played in the District 6 Class 4A championship game.

Amelia Beland, sr., Bedford: Forward … Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Collected 20 goals and 16 assists for the Lady Bisons, who went unbeaten in the regular season and won the District 6 Class 2A championship … “She provided leadership to the team by her all-out effort in everything she does. Her ‘lead-by-example’ approach started in the offseason and has carried through this year,” according to coach Jeff Thomas.

Emmy Harvey, soph., Penn Cambria: Striker … Mirror honorable mention as a freshman … Led the Lady Panthers with 39 goals and also had seven assists … The Lady Panthers went 11-9 this season.

Paris Haugh, sr., Altoona: Striker … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Recorded 11 goals and five assists for the Lady Lions … Altoona went 8-9-2 and played in the District 6 Class 4A championship game … Had 13 goals and seven assists as a junior.

McKenna Hurd, jr., Hollidaysburg: Midfielder … Mirror first-team all-star as a freshman and honorable mention as a sophomore … Recorded seven goals and 10 assists for the District 6 Class 3A champion Lady Tigers, who went 11-6-2.

Kaitlyn Laird, fr., Central: Forward … Led the Lady Dragons with 30 goals, with four of them being game-winners …. Also had 14 assists … Led the Mountain League in goals and points … Central went 18-2.

Emily Martz, jr., Bedford: Center defense … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Led Lady Bisons defense that allowed just 13 goals in 22 games and recorded 17 shutouts … Also had three goals and four assists for the 21-1 District 6 Class 2A champion Lady Bisons … “Can clear the ball over half the field and can even score over half the field. Will run a player down and not quit until she has it out of her territory,” according to coach Jeff Thomas.

Sadie McConnell, jr., Northern Bedford: Striker … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Team captain who led Lady Panthers in goals with 40 … Helped Northern Bedford go 13-9 and claim the ICC North and Sideling Hill League titles … Had 33 goals as a sophomore.

Kierra Miller, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Center back … Mirror first-team all-star as a freshman and sophomore … Had 71 steals and two goals for the District 6 Class 1A champion Lady Marauders, who went 15-4-1 … Will continue her soccer career at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

Delaney Myrick, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Forward … Four-time Mirror first-team all-star … Led the District 6 Class 1A champion Lady Marauders with 43 goals and also had 14 assists … Finished her career with 149 goals and 53 assists.

Ashley Negley, soph., Central: Midfielder … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Scored 23 goals, including three game-winners, and registered seven assists for the Lady Dragons, who lost just one game in the regular season … Finished fourth in the Mountain League for goals and points … Has 48 goals and 16 assists in two seasons.

Sydney Routch, jr., Hollidaysburg: Forward … Mirror first-teamer as a freshman and honorable mention as a sophomore … Led the District 6 Class 3A champion Lady Tigers with 31 goals and also had 10 assists … Scored seven goals in two games in the Altoona tournament … Hollidaysburg went 11-6-2.

Mandy Sky, jr., Hollidaysburg: Midfielder … Recorded 11 assists and scored 10 goals for the Lady Tigers, who won the District 6 Class 3A championship and recorded an 11-6-2 record.

Olivia Smith, jr., Central: Forward … Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … Led the Lady Dragons with 18 assists and also scored 25 goals with seven of them being game-winners … Tops in the Mountain League for assists and second in points … Has 85 goals and 37 assists in three seasons.

Amber Thomas, soph., Bedford: Center midfielder … Led the District 6 Class 2A champion Lady Bisons with 30 goals and also assisted on 35 others … Missed most of her freshman season with a major injury … “A very consistent player and very much a team player. She has great field vision and a competitive spirit. Her fitness level and soccer IQ are tough to match at this level,” according to coach Jeff Thomas.

Megan Vigne, sr., Altoona: Midfielder … Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Collected six goals and one assist for the Lady Lions … Altoona went 8-9-2 and played in the District 6 Class 4A championship game.

Devyn Yingling, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Keeper … Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Led Lady Marauders to a 15-4-1 record and a third-straight District 6 Class 1A championship by making 75 saves … Had a 1.33 goals-against average.

HONORABLE MENTION

Mackenzie Blake, jr., Cambria Heights, right wing; Kaity Corle, jr., Northern Bedford, defender; Riley D’Angelo, soph., Tyrone, forward; Jordan DeLeo, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle, forward; Madison Faith, jr., Hollidaysburg, defender; Meghan Flaugh, jr., Central, center back; Alana Hallinan, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle, midfielder; Emily Harsomchuck, sr., Moshannon Valley, defender; Jenna Heim, jr., Hollidaysburg, midfielder; Abby Johnson, sr., Everett, keeper; Kirsten Laird, jr., Central, center back; Mykenah Lynn-Massar, sr., Altoona; Kaitlyn Maxwell, fr., Everett, striker; Elaina McClelland, jr., Moshannon Valley, forward; Madison Piatak, soph., Penn Cambria, keeper; Katie Querry, sr., Bedford, keeper; Kayla Repko, soph., Bishop Carroll, striker; Mikayla Sopata, jr., Cambria Heights, left wing

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