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COACH OF THE YEAR

Matt Kinnaird

Enka

Kinnaird and the Sugar Jets (15-6-1) advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs after capturing the Mountain Athletic Conference 3-A championship. Enka swept its regular-season series with perennial MAC 3-A power Asheville High. Before this season, the Sugar Jets had never beaten the Cougars, according to Kinnaird. Enka also beat Reynolds for the first time since 2004. Kinnaird was voted the MAC coach of the year.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Shenny Lenhart

Reynolds

Senior

Forward/Midfielder

Lenhart is a repeat selection as the Citizen-Times All-WNC Player of the Year after scoring 41 goals and dishing out 12 assists. The Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the year not only set a school record for single-season scoring this spring, but graduated with the most goals (106) by any Rockets girls player. She was part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region and all-state teams. She is the first three-time selection to the all-state team that Reynolds has produced. She will play in this summer’s Clash of the Carolinas and East-West All-Star games. She has signed with UNC Asheville.

FIRST-TEAM
FORWARDS

Nicole

Corcione

Enka

Junior

Corcione earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring 42 goals and dishing out nine assists. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region and all-state teams. Corcione has committed to Columbus State (Ga.).

Mercedes Ducker

Roberson

Junior

Ducker earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring 17 goals and dishing out five assists. She was part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches all-region team. She missed six games because of an injury but returned to score the only goal in a 1-0 win over Reynolds on May 3. That game clinched the unofficial outright MAC title for the Rams. She has committed to Western Carolina University.

Kendall Smith

Roberson

Senior

Smith earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring 17 goals and dishing out 19 assists. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region team. Smith has signed with Lenoir-Rhyne.

FIRST-TEAM MIDFIELDERS

Maddie Brock

Roberson

Junior

Brock earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring 21 goals and dishing out 11 assists. She gave the Rams a 1-0 lead over eventual 4-A state champion Hough with her final goal of the season. She was part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region and all-state teams. She has committed to Wake Forest.

Samantha Sheppard

Enka

Sophomore

Sheppard earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring two goals and dishing out four assists. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region team.

Shelby

Tricoli

Tuscola

Junior

Tricoli earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference honor after scoring five goals and dishing out five assists. She also played defender for the WNCAC champion Mountaineers and was part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association all-region team.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENDERS

Natalie Bradbury

Reynolds

Senior

Bradbury earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor after scoring six goals and dishing out five assists. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association all-region team.

Willow

Hubbard

Asheville

Junior

Hubbard earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region team.

Emily McCord

Roberson

Junior

McCord was named the Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of the year after helping lead the Rams to MAC 4-A title. She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association all-region team. She has committed to Presbyterian.

GOALTENDER

Katie Cavagnini

Reynolds

Senior

Cavagnini earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honor and set a school record for career shutouts (43). She was also part of the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s all-region team.

SECOND TEAM

FORWARDS

Alexis Green, East Henderson senior

Caitlin Hines, Tuscola junior

Megan McCallister, Reynolds freshman

MIDFIELDERS

Brittany Hand, Asheville Christian Academy senior

Sam Hayden, Roberson junior

Greta Humphrey, Asheville junior

Eva McKinsey, Asheville senior

DEFENDERS

Lizzie Darguzas, Tuscola freshman

Jenna Sharrits, West Henderson sophomore

Alicia Wood, Reynolds junior

GOALTENDER

Cynthia Gurukar, Roberson senior

HONORABLE MENTION

Asheville: Mackenzie LaSure and Graycen Dave.

Asheville Christian Academy: Chandler Tinsley.

Asheville School: Lauren Brown, Shirley Duquene, Isabelle Smith and Kaylee Pierson.

Carolina Day: Maya Ulin-O’Keefe, Lacey Ammons, Shelby Pounds and Molly Jaben.

East Henderson: Carson Savage.

Enka: Cescily Metzgar.

McDowell: Macy Ruiz, Lindsey Robinson, Stephanie Bush and Lindsey Warburton.

North Buncombe: Christina Jackson, Cayci Brackins and Lauren Pruett.

Owen: Morgan Dale, Sara Gilmour, Ashley Devan, Jordan Devan and Lauren Moore.

Polk County: Samantha Firby, Candace Arrington, Lyric Flood, Jordan Geer, McKenna Callahan and Jessica Pullara.

Reynolds: Nicole White, Nina Stapleton, Morgan Barr and Rachel Kennedy.

Roberson: Madeline Douglas, Kathryn Black, Hannah Stanley, Arianna Douglas and Rachel Erde.

Tuscola: Shannon Switch and Brittany Ashe.

West Henderson: Samantha Holmes, Hunter Denny and Maddie Havener.

ABOUT THE ALL-WNC TEAMS: The Citizen-Times’ All-WNC teams are compiled by staff writer Andrew Pearson after nominations are requested from area coaches. Athletes who were not nominated were not eligible for the teams.

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