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The Eagle's 2010 All-Metro girls soccer team

The Wichita Eagle's 2010 All-Metro girls soccer tream. Front row, from left: Blair Terry, Maize; Teresa Offerman, Bishop Carroll; Erika Ekengren, East; Maddie Chapin, Andover Central; Rebekah Ramstack, Heights. Back row, from left: Allie Blankenship, Wichita Trinity; Selby Polley, Heights; Caroline Kastor, Kapaun; Kristen Rathert, Kapaun; Miranda Holmes, Maize. (June 1, 2010)
The Wichita Eagle's 2010 All-Metro girls soccer tream. Front row, from left: Blair Terry, Maize; Teresa Offerman, Bishop Carroll; Erika Ekengren, East; Maddie Chapin, Andover Central; Rebekah Ramstack, Heights. Back row, from left: Allie Blankenship, Wichita Trinity; Selby Polley, Heights; Caroline Kastor, Kapaun; Kristen Rathert, Kapaun; Miranda Holmes, Maize. (June 1, 2010) The Wichita Eagle

This is the sixth year for All-Metro teams selected by The Eagle, recognizing the best high school athletes in team sports throughout Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

The selection process

In May, Eagle high school beat writers Joanna Chadwick and Chris Elliott sent nomination ballots to all girls soccer coaches at the 38 high schools in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

Coaches were asked to return the ballots with nominations of the best players within those counties that they saw this season, including their own players.

The team was selected after tabulating nominations, evaluation of players and additional input from coaches and other media members.

All-league teams

Along with the All-Metro team, The Eagle will publish all-league teams for the counties' major leagues: the City League, Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League, Central Plains League and Mid-Central Activities Association. The CPL and MCAA do not select all-league teams in girls soccer.

Keighton Allen

Bishop Carroll

Sophomore goalkeeper

Allen allowed eight goals as the Golden Eagles tallied 12 wins, a three-game improvement from 2009.

Allie Blankenship

Wichita Trinity

Senior forward

Blankenship scored 24 goals and had 12 assists in leading the 16-3 Knights to the Class 5-1A quarterfinals.

Maddie Chapin

Andover Central

Senior defender

Chapin led a defense that included several standout players. She showed her versatility with three goals and two assists.

Erika Ekengren

East

Junior forward-midfielder

The Aces jumped from eight to 11 wins with significant help from Ekengren, who scored 17 goals with five assists.

Miranda Holmes

Maize

Senior midfielder

A two-time All-Metro selection, Holmes was the Eagles' primary playmaker. She had 13 assists while scoring 10 goals.

Caroline Kastor

Kapaun Mount Carmel

Senior forward

Kastor, a two-time All-Metro selection, followed up a 45-goal junior season by scoring 38 goals and notching 14 assists.

Teresa Offerman

Bishop Carroll

Junior defender

Offerman anchored a defense that tallied 11 shutouts and allowed more than one goal once during the regular season.

Selby Polley

Heights

Senior forward

Polley, a two-time All-Metro selection, led the state with 42 goals and Heights advanced to the 6A quarterfinals.

Rebekah Ramstack,

Heights

Senior defender

Ramstack, an All-Metro selection in 2009, was the stopper on a defense than allowed one goal or fewer in 12 of 19 games.

Kristen Rathert

Kapaun Mount Carmel

Senior midfielder

Rathert helped the Crusaders to a runner-up finish in 5-1A. One of many capable Kapaun scorers, she contributed 10 goals and 15 assists.

Blair Terry

Maize

Senior forward

Given an expanded role on offense, Terry delivered with 20 goals and 19 assists.

Stephanie Garcia

Andover Central

Coach

Garcia guided the Jaguars to their best finish, a 16-3 record with a trip to the 5-1A quarterfinals.

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