City League Girls Soccer Notes
• Bishop Carroll, will be strong again in goal with senior Keighton Allen, who posted 15 shutouts in 2011 and was first-team All-City. Coach Greg Rauch also returns four honorable-mention All-City picks: seniors Alyssia Salinas and Alicia Resa, and sophomores Baylee Vaughn and Shanae Vasquez.
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• East coach Jim Griffis has a young nucleus, led by junior defender Kirsten Perez and sophomore forward Emily Jordan, both second-team all-region selections.
• Sisters Laura and Jada Scott will again power Heights, which was fourth in the City League in 2011. Laura, a senior, was first-team All-State. As a freshman, Jada had 26 goals and 11 assists, earning her first-team All-State. Junior Kennedy Johnson scored 10 goals and had eight assists.
• Northwest hopes to challenge for the City League title after finishingthird last season. The Grizzlies return junior goalkeeper Paige Page,sophomore Renee Gillespie (14 goals) and senior Christianna Tran (ninegoals, five assists).
• Two seniors, Alex Kimmell and Bre Markham, and sophomore Sheree Molina will carry South’s hopes in the City League race.
• Tom Noonan takes over as coach at Southeast, and he will be relying on juniors Erin Pracht and Bianca Reynolds as well as sophomore Taylor Gutierrez.
Area Girls Soccer Notes
• Andover Central returns two All-State honorable mention picks – senior midfielder Paige Mataccheira and goalkeeper Evan Stamp.
• Junior Taylor Childers, a first-team All-State pick, returns for Augusta, which struggled to a 1-15 mark a year ago.
• Optimism is on the rise at Campus, where the Colts return 12 seniors for coach Brad Womack.
• First-year coach Steen Danielsen takes over at Circle, where returning players include senior midfielder Vivian Dalcoletto, junior midfielder Megan Stone and sophomore forward Kristen Todd.
• Seniors Kayla Burke, Shelby Smith, Taylor Drake and Mary Rachel Stanton will be counted upon to play key roles for Derby this season.
• Eisenhower makes its debut with coach Scott Harder, who spent 14 years at Goddard. He will have some familiar faces in Jaclyn Means and Kayleigh Moore, All-League selections when they played for the Lions.
• All-State defender Katelyn James leads a group of six seniors returning for Goddard, which posted a 12-6 record a year ago.
• Midfielder Erinn Perry, who had four goals and an assist in 2011, heads the returning players for Hutchinson.
• Maize snagged third place last year after losing for the first time in the semifinals to Blue Valley Northwest, the eventual champion. Maize is strong again, with senior midfielder McKenzie Hartzog leading the way. Hartzog, along with returning juniors Abby Cinotto and Whitney Lucas, earned second-team All-State merit.
• Coach Marlon Rios said he will be fielding a young team at Maize South, which posted an 11-5-2 record a year ago. Junior Yvette Aguilar led the Mavericks in goals (15) and assists (10).
• McPherson advanced all the way to the regional final before being upended a year ago. Junior midfielder Colleen O’Connor was the AVCTL Division II Player of the Year. Junior Hailey Ruder was an All-Region pick, and Logan Crowther and Tanner Hein earned honorable mention.
• Mulvane coach Rick Langerot returns three top players from a year ago. Elise Gerlach was the Wildcats’ leading scorer, Kaitlyn Gundlach was second-team All-League, and Nikita Baldwin earned honorable mention All-League.
• Trinity Academy, which advanced to the Class 4-1A quarterfinals a year ago, lost just two seniors off that team. All-State selection Ashley Burns, who scored 10 goals in 2011, is back. Junior Alex Sharp had 12 goals and six assists and was an All-Region pick.
• Third in Class 5A last season, Valley Center finds itself in a rebuilding mode after losing five to graduation. Leading the returning players are juniors Maddy Wedekind and Holle McQuitty, and senior Meredith DeGarmo, an All-League selection.
• Winfield returns defender Megan Lance, midfielder Alyssa Handlin and forward Holly Hottinger.