Girls Soccer All-Star Teams Announced

Lanter, Elliott Head Super Team

Friday, December 16, 2011 - by B.B. Branton
<b>Soccer Super Team</b>: The Girls' Soccer Super Team All-Stars: front row Allie Sullivan (CCS), Natalie Thedford (CCS), Mary Woodruff Griffin (GPS), 
also seated (l-r) Summer Lanter (Soddy Daisy), McKenzie Thomas (Baylor); standing (l-r) Simone Busby (GPS), Ashley Henry (Notre Dame), Paige Elliott (Baylor), Peyton Thomas, Teni Butler (Baylor), Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy).

Photo taken at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.
Soccer Super Team: The Girls' Soccer Super Team All-Stars: front row Allie Sullivan (CCS), Natalie Thedford (CCS), Mary Woodruff Griffin (GPS), also seated (l-r) Summer Lanter (Soddy Daisy), McKenzie Thomas (Baylor); standing (l-r) Simone Busby (GPS), Ashley Henry (Notre Dame), Paige Elliott (Baylor), Peyton Thomas, Teni Butler (Baylor), Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy). Photo taken at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.
- photo by Greg Davick

Led by the Summer Lanter (Soddy Daisy, Jr., offensive player of the year) and Paige Elliott (Baylor, Sr. defensive player of the year), The announces its 2011 Chattanooga area Girls’ Soccer All-Star team.

Lanter and Elliott are two members of the Super Team (first team) which is comprised of players from Baylor (4), Chattanooga Christian (2), Girls Preparatory School (2), Notre Dame (1) and Soddy Daisy (2).

There are also second team and honorable mention selections.

Lanter had 32 goals and led the Trojans to region and sectional titles two straight years and a state quarterfinal win in 2011.

Elliott was a force on defense for Baylor who won its second straight state title and finished third in the nation in the ESPN poll and No.11 according to NSCAA.

Baylor head coach Jimmy Weekley is the coach of the year, while D-II state champion and nationally-ranked Baylor is the team of the year.

Joining Lanter and Elliott on the Super Team are Teni Butler, McKenzie Thomas and Peyton Thomas (all from Baylor), Allie Sullivan and Natalie Thedford from Chattanooga Christian, Simone Busby and Mary Woodruff Griffin from GPS, Ashley Henry (Notre Dame) and Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy).

Super Team
Simone Busby (GPS) … Sr… GK … all-state … all-city as a junior … member of U20 Guyana National Team

Teni Butler (Baylor) … Sr. … Center Defender … 2011 NSCAA All-Region … all-state … 1 goal, 2 assists

Paige Elliott (Baylor) … Sr. … Defender … all-state … Baylor’s best defender

Mary Woodruff Griffin (GPS) … Sr. … Center Midfield … 4x All-city … 5-year letter winner … will play at Washington & Lee next year

Ashley Henry (Notre Dame) … Sr. … Defender … Captain … all-state … 3 goals

Summer Lanter (Soddy Daisy) … Jr. Forward … all-state … all-region … all-district … 32 goals, 5 assists

Allie Sullivan (CCS) … Jr. … Defender … all-state … team Def. MVP … 5 goals, 2 assists … anchored defense which had 16 shutouts

Natalie Thedford (CCS) … Sr. … Center Midfield … all-state … team offensive MVP … 17 goals, 10 assists

McKenzie Thomas (Baylor) …Sr. Forward … all-state … 18 goals, 7 assists

Peyton Thomas (Baylor) … Sr. … Center Midfield … 2011 NSCAA All-Region … all-state … 10 goals, 8 assists

Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy) … Sr. Forward … 14 goals, 26 assists … all-state … 2010 all-city … will play for UTC next year.

2nd Team
Blair Barker Notre Dame) … Jr. … Midfielder … 4 goals, 3 assists

Allana Barnes (Boyd Buchanan) … Sr. … For./Midfield … Captain … 2011 all-state … 2010 all-district and all-region … 27 goals, 14 assists this year

Becca Blevins (Signal Mountain) … Jr. … Forward … all-state … 12 goals, 5 assists

Chloe Brackett (Baylor) … Sr. … Forward … 11 goals, 6 assists

Christina Cook (Ooltewah) … Jr. … Forward … first team all-region … all-district … 13 goals

Ally Fien (Soddy Daisy) … Sr. … Defender … first team all-region … 2 goals

Gaby Gurrola (Notre Dame) … Sr. … Midfielder … captain … 5 goals, 3 assists

Kaitlyn Kennedy (Ooltewah) … Jr. … Midfield … first team all-region … District MVP … team MVP … 8 goals, 6 assists

Haley Myers (Soddy Daisy) … Sr. … GK … all-state … first team all-region …
18 goals against in 23 matches … G.A.A. (0.78)

Izzy Phillips (GPS) … So. … Forward … 9 goals, 7 assists

Kaitlyn Poulakis (Cleveland) … Sr. … Forward … 4x starter … 2011 all-state … 2x all-region … co-captain … 2010 team MVP … signed with Tenn. Wesleyan

Josie Love Roebuck (GPS) … So. … Central Defender …

Ashley Simmons (CCS) … Jr. … Defensive Center Midfield … 5 goals, 4 assists … all-state

Miranda Smith (Soddy Daisy) … So. … Forward … 1st team all-region … 11 goals, 10 assists

Natalie Smith (Soddy Daisy) … Jr. … Forward …2nd team all-region … 7 goals, 11 assists

Grace Stewart (Baylor) … Jr. … Middle Defender … 3 goals, 3 assists

Hannah Ward (Cleveland) … Sr. … Forward … 4x starter … 2x all-state … 2x all-region … co-captain … led team in assists in 2009

Honorable Mention
Baylor – Analiese Smith (So., GK, 16 shutouts, allowed 4 goals in 20 matches, 0.2 GAA), Kelly Pannell (Forward, 11 goals, 3 assists)

Boyd Buchanan – Morgan Shull (Sr., Center Midfield, Captain, team offensive MVP, 2011 all-state, 2x all-district,10 goals, 28 assists)

Chattanooga Christian – Anna Hoffman (Sr., Striker, all-state, 10 goals, 10 assists), Lauren Pruitt (Sr. GK, all-state, 16 shutouts, 18 goals allowed in 25 matches)

East Hamilton – Kendra Ivins (Sr. GK, all-state)

GPS – Abbi Harr (So., Center Midfielder)

McMinn County – Haley Ward (Jr. Midfielder, first team all-region)

Notre Dame – Sophie Mullin (Sr., MF, captain, 6 goals, 4 assists), Grace Courter (Sr., GK, captain ... all-state ... allowed only one goal throughout the playoffs).

Ooltewah – Kelsey Herrmann (Sr., GK, captain, first team all-region, all-district, 7 shutouts) …

Signal Mountain – Becca Haskins (Sr., all-state as a junior, 2 goals, 2 assists),
Lila Fisher (Sr., For., 12 goals, 2 assists, 2010 all-state), Madison Kent (Sr. Center Midfield, 4 goals, 4 assists, 2010 all-state)

Soddy Daisy – Eli Clark (Sr. Defender), Katelyn Clark (Sr. For., 2 goals )

Coach of the Year
1 Jimmy Weekley, Baylor
2 Moises Drumond, Soddy Daisy
3 Cal Sneller, Chattanooga Christian

Team of the Year
1 Baylor, D-II state champs
2 Soddy Daisy, D-I AAA state semifinalists
3 Chattanooga Christian, D-I A/AA state quarterfinals

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