By Matt Welch
Times West Virginian
Girls’ soccer in the 2013 season saw some tough competition.
The coaches around the state saw some of that competition coming from Marion County.
Fairmont Senior led the way with first three first-teamers, including the player of the year and the defender of the year.
Senior midfielder Ivey Nucilli was named the state’s player of the year by the coaches association. Nucilli edged out girls that had over 40 goals apiece with her 19-goal, 12-assist season. Joining Nucilli in the individual awards is senior defender Maddie Stevenski. Stevenski’s defense has been strong all season and the coaches took notice, voting her as co-defender of the year.
“They’re just leaders,” coach Ryann Moore said of her seniors. “They’ve battled hard all season. Stevenski is a strong force there in the back lines. Ivey is always a scoring force; she works hard to put the goals in for herself and to assist her other players.”
Not to be outdone, senior forward Gabi Mascaro was voted onto the first team along with her two teammates. Mascaro and Nucilli provided one of the deadliest tandems in the state.
“They’re two of the best in the state,” East Fairmont coach Mark Harvath said of the two.
Mascaro finished with 27 goals and 14 assists on the year.
Joining them on the first team is senior defender Breanna Wright from East Fairmont. One of the senior leaders on the team, coach Mark Harvath believes that the recognition for his player speaks volumes to her reputation on the field.
“Bree is a great player and an outstanding young lady,” Harvath said of Wright. “Losing her will be like losing one of my own children. Tough, hard-nosed players are hard to find. She leaves very big shoes to fill.”
Wright had eight goals and seven assists for the season.
The second team consisted of a few more Marion County girls with goalkeeper Kayla DeLorenzo of Fairmont Senior and midfielder Cassady Rodriguez from North Marion.
DeLorenzo had 251 saves and 10 shutouts, allowing just 15 goals all season as the Polar Bears’ keeper. Rodriguez stepped up as a junior leader for the Huskies by scoring 12 goals and dishing out at least 10 assists.
Picking up honorable mentions from the county were Shasta Pyles (North Marion), Sarah Topardo (Fairmont Senior), Shelby King (North Marion) and Skylah Haught (North Marion).
Pyles had 272 saves and five shutouts with a 92 percent save rate. Topardo had five goals and two assists as a defender. King and Haught helped lead North Marion to its best season in program history. Haught was called upon to shut down many of the state’s top scorers.
Also earning All-State honors: First Team: Brook Reed (Sissonville), Sophie Kinnard (Tyler Consolidated), Caroline Dunderville (Charleston Catholic), Maleha Kureishy (Linsly Academy), Rachel Grubb (Madonna), Harley Hutchins (Poca), Bess McNabb (Ravenswood), Madison Jones (Sissonville), Ashton Cross (Wheeling Central), Natalie Prater (Bridgeport), Alexis Lindsay (Bridgeport), Kaylee Welch (Grafton), Emily Knight (Lincoln), Brooke Baker (Pikeview), Mary Schmeck (Sissonville), Alyssa Shingle (Weir), Lillian Gandee (Herbert Hoover), Leanne Grubbs (Madonna), Taylor Legg (Sissonville).
Second Team: Annie Crockett (Charleston Catholic), Shawna Graham (Grafton), Bailey Aab (Herbert Hoover), Kristen Brinkley (Pikeview), Mikayla Oliverio (Bridgeport), Emilee Henry (Herbert Hoover), Shyann Carr (Pikeview), Karli Pinkerton (Sissonville), Bailey Clark (Wheeling Central), Payton Mullen (Charleston Catholic), Sophie Bumgarner (Charleston Catholic), Alyssa Jones (Liberty Midfield), Sophie Klein (Pikeview), Morgan Cassels (Weir), Jacquelyn Wolfe (Bridgeport), Sarah Joseck (Charleston Catholic), Anna Whelan (Charleston Catholic), Megan Losh (Grafton), Hayley Haning (Lincoln), Summer Whipkey (Midland Trail), Kassie Catron (Pikeview), Kara Jeffery (St. Joseph).
Honorable Mention: Tiffany Flanigan( Liberty), Casey Highfield (Oak Glen), Marijka Lynch-Pastoor (Parkersburg Catholic), Rachel Lee (St. Joseph), Heather Albertson (Williamstown), Peyton Keener (Charleston Catholic), Hannah Schoolcraft (Herbert Hoover), Alayna Macaluso (Madonna), Gabi Lemley (Oak Glen), Haley Yeomans (Parkersburg Catholic), Cassandra Tripplet (Philip Barbour), Madison Moon (Grafton), Cassie Hammes (Herbert Hoover), Morgan Brunner (Linsly Academy), Leah Memmo (Linsly Academy), Desi Davis (Oak Glen), Kayla Scritchfield (Ravenswood), Taylor Rhodes (Sissonville), Sydney Porter (St. Joseph), Laura Petty (Williamstown), Jenna Alonge (Bridgeport), Taylor Mayle (Grafton), Priscilla Wright (Linsly Academy), Sunna Kureishy (Linsly Academy), Shania Helmick (Oak Glen), Erica Tracewell (Parkersburg Catholic), Crysta Meekins (Pikeview), Brooklyn Elkins (Poca), Mariah Cook (Poca), Georgie Fitzwater (Ravenswood), Kendra Vaughn (Ravenswood), Ashleigh Brosius (South Harrison).
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