This is the time of year for postseason awards and that continued recently with the release of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches all-state and all-region teams, which featured several standouts from around the area.
As was the case on the boys teams, Frisco ISD was also very well-represented on the girls side, with 15 players recognized.
That group was headlined by a trio of first-team all-state selections.
Memorial junior Olivia Ramey was named as the first-team all-state goalkeeper. Ramey, the 9-5A goalkeeper of the year, posted 12 shutouts and allowed only five goals during district play. In four playoff matches, she surrendered only two goals and won a shootout.
Her teammate, Abbi Strittmatter, was voted as the first-team all-state defender. Strittmatter, the district defensive player of the year, led a defense that allowed only seven goals during the regular season and she also netted the game-winning goal in the opener that set the tone for the rest of the season
Wakeland junior forward McKenna Jenkins was also named to the first team. The first-team all-district forward finished the season with 15 goals and 13 assists and came up particularly big in the playoffs, when she tallied eight of those scores.
Wakeland junior defender Sophia Pehr was named to the all-state second team as one of the leaders of a unit that surrendered only eight goals during the regular season.
Memorial senior Ava Colberg was also named to the all-state second team. Colberg, a first-team all-district pick, tallied half of the team’s district goals with 16, while adding six assists, and was also regarded as one of the top defensive forwards in the district.
Reedy junior forward Maeve Jones was an honorable mention all-state selection. The 9-5A newcomer of the year scored 11 goals and dished out three assists in district and added a pair of goals in the playoffs.
Frisco ISD also nabbed nine spots on the all-region team.
Lone Star sophomore defender Seoyeon Alex Chang, a first-team all-district pick, was chosen the all-region first team.
She was joined on the first team by Reedy junior midfielder Rachel Buckle and Wakeland senior midfielder Ally Perry.
Buckle, the 9-5A most valuable player, registered 11 goals and five assists during district play and added a goal and an assist in the playoffs.
Perry, the 9-5A midfielder of the year, tallied 15 goals and 10 assists, but it was her timing that set her apart, as 12 of those scores were game-winners.
The all-region second-team included Independence junior goalkeeper Samantha Jones, who made 147 saves and held opponents to less than one goal per match.
Reedy senior defender Abigail Major, who helped the Lions record 10 shutouts in district, was named to the second team, as was Centennial senior defender 0Brenna Brosam.
Wakeland sophomore midfielder Bella James, the 9-5A utility player of the year, was named to the second team, as was Frisco sophomore midfielder Lexi Lee, one of the area’s top scorers with 29 goals and four assists.
Rounding out the honorees, Frisco junior defender Kara Campbell was honorable mention all-region pick.