How we select All-Area teams
At the conclusion of each high school season, The News-Press staff sends area coaches a nomination form to select and rank players for our All-Area first teams and to nominate athletes for second team and honorable mention.
A combination of The News-Press’ research and the coaches’ player rankings lead to the teams being selected and three athletes are named finalists for player of the year. The three finalists are invited to The News-Press All-Area Stars Banquet to be held Tuesday, May 31 at Germain Arena in Estero where the players of the year will be announced.
Player of the Year finalists
Highlights: The forward and Middle Tennessee State signee tallied 20 goals and 15 assists this season as Estero went 15-3-3.
Highlights: Yount, a forward, was the linchpin of the Tritons’ attack, scoring 37 goals and tallying 19 assists en route to Class 3A all-state honors. Mariner won a district title and reached a regional semifinal.
School: Ida Baker
Highlights: The 2015 News-Press girls soccer player of the year is among the top defensive players in Lee County. She finished with four goals and eight assists for the Bulldogs.
Kianna Magner, ECS
Julissa Chimelis, Mariner
Gabby Ciancimino, North Fort Myers
Roxie Fraser, Ida Baker
Madison Lampkins, North Fort Myers
Claudia Lopez, Estero
Riley McAloose, Bishop Verot
Madison Metzger, Riverdale
Lander Peck, Bishop Verot
Madeline Sarnac, Bishop Verot
Emily Swope, Fort Myers
Makenzi Walden, North Fort Myers
Bishop Verot: Nina Gulati, Olivia Miller, Elizabeth Bretton
Cypress Lake: Adrianne Baker, Riley Messery, Emily Dean
Evangelical Christian: Molly Lunsford, Madisyn Dupree, Victoria Valentine
Estero: Haley Desanto, Gigi Miano, Elise Tutton
Fort Myers: Sara DeLucca, Sarah Hagan, Kayla Thorne
Ida Baker: Acelya Adogmous, Sedona Townsend, Paxton Guerin
Island Coast: Riley Hare, Maddison Batha
Lehigh: Aileen Soto, Misa Scudder
Mariner: Aryana Saenz, Karleigh Acosta, Symantha Campos
North Fort Myers: Emma Berckman, Tori Kowalczyk, Abby Snyder
Oasis: Alyssa Abbondandolo
Riverdale: Marilynn Garcia, Alex Sexton, Kalie Samaroo
South Fort Myers: Marianna Scine, Kelsey Collins
Coach of the Year
Highlights: Swift guided the Tritons to a 19-3-4 record and a District 3A-13 title. Mariner averaged more than four goals a game and reached the regional semifinals where it fell to North Fort Myers in a rematch of the district championship game.