2017 Mirror girls soccer all-stars

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Altoona Mirror 2017 girls soccer first-team all-stars include (from left): First row—Cambria Heights’ Kelly Bassett, Hollidaysburg’s Mandy Sky, McKenna Hurd and Sydney Routch, Bedford’s Lindsay Mowry, Emily Martz, Amber Thomas and Alyssa Klinger. Second row—Central Cambria’s Mary Beth Woods, Altoona’s Ashlynn Irwin and Jen Worley, Huntingdon’s Jordan Hawkins, Penn Cambria’s Emmy Harvey, Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell, Central’s Meghan Flaugh and Ashley Negley. Absent for photo were Central’s Kirsten Laird and Northern Bedford’s Sadie McConnell.

FIRST TEAM

Kelly Bassett, soph., striker, Cambria Heights: Had 21 goals and one assist for the 7-10-1 Lady Highlanders

Meghan Flaugh, sr., defender, Central: Mirror honorable mention as a junior … Helped the team earn nine shutouts while only allowing 18 goals in 22 games … Helped team go 17-4-1

Emmy Harvey, jr., midfielder, Penn Cambria: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a freshman … Had 23 goals and nine assists … Had 39 goals and seven assists as a sophomore

Jordan Hawkins, sr., midfielder, Huntingdon: Mountain League first-team all-star … Helped team go 9-6-1 before falling in the District 6 3A semifinals

McKenna Hurd, sr., midfielder, Hollidaysburg: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … Had 11 goals and 11 assists for the two-time District 6 3A champion Lady Tigers

Ashlynn Irwin, soph., defender, Altoona: Helped team go 9-8 during the regular season … Lady Lion defense gave up just one goal to State College in the District 6 4A final

Alyssa Klinger, sr., defender, Bedford: Shut-down defender matched mostly against opponent’s best player … Helped Lady Bisons win their second straight District 6 2A title and advance to the PIAA semifinals

Kirsten Laird, sr., defender, Central: Mirror honorable mention as a freshman and junior … Main stabilizer on defense that allowed 18 goals in 22 games with nine shutouts … Defense never allowed more than two goals in a game … Central went 17-4-1

Emily Martz, sr., defender, Bedford: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … Key component of Bedford’s defense … Leg strength made her a weapon all over the field for the two-time District 6 2A champions … Helped Lady Bisons win its second straight District 6 2A title and advance to the PIAA semifinals

Kaitlyn Maxwell, soph., midfielder/striker, Everett: Scored 40 goals for the Lady Warriors … Mirror honorable mention as a freshman

Sadie McConnell, sr., striker, Northern Bedford: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … Had 42 goals this season … 33 goals and 12 assists as a sophomore and 40 goals as a junior

Lindsay Mowry, fr., goalkeeper, Bedford: 12 shutouts, including two in the PIAA playoffs … Only allowed one goal in the state playoffs … Helped Lady Bisons win its second straight District 6 2A title and advance to the PIAA semifinals

Ashley Negley, jr., forward, Central: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … Led team with 29 goals and 10 assists … Mountain League MVP … Helped lead team to a 17-4-1 record … 25 goals and nine assists as a freshman and 23 goals and seven assists as a sophomore

Sydney Routch, sr., forward, Hollidaysburg: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … Had 22 goals and nine assists … Had 31 goals and 10 assists as a junior … Helped the Lady Tigers win their second straight District 6 3A championship

Mandy Sky, sr., midfielder/forward, Hollidaysburg: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Had 18 goals and 10 assists for the two-time District 6 3A champion Lady Tigers … Had 10 goals and 11 assists as a junior

Amber Thomas, jr., midfielder, Bedford: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Had 49 goals and 36 assists this season … Helped Bedford win its second straight District 6 2A championship and advance to the PIAA semifinals … Had 30 goals and 35 assists as a sophomore

Mary Beth Woods, sr., striker, Central Cambria: Helped Lady Devils go 12-5-1 during the regular season

Jen Worley, sr., defender, Altoona: Helped team go 9-8 during the regular season … Lady Lion defense gave up just one goal to State College in the District 6 4A final

HONORABLE MENTION

Katie Aveni, soph., midfielder, Altoona; Darrian Berkheimer, fr., forward, Altoona; Jenna Brown, jr., midfielder, Bedford; Meghan Cutshall, soph., goalkeeper, Hollidaysburg; Riley D’Angelo, jr., forward, Tyrone; Jordan Day, sr., midfielder, Philipsburg-Osceola; Madison Faith, sr., defender, Hollidaysburg; Mackenzie Gates, sr., defender, Northern Bedford; Heather Gutshall, sr., forward, Huntingdon; Ryley Lewis, sr., defender, Bishop Guilfoyle; Melanie Miller, fr., sweeper, Blair County Christian; Megan Oyler, sr., midfielder, Bedford; Alana Padula, jr., forward, Central; Alexis Peterman, sr., defender, Central Cambria; Madison Piatak, jr., goalkeeper, Penn Cambria; Mikaela Reed, soph., defender, Huntingdon; Sydnie Reese, soph., forward, Penn Cambria; Kayla Repko, jr., striker, Bishop Carroll; Mikayla Sopata, sr., left wing, Cambria Heights

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