Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

June 10th, 2012 in Bestofpreps2012

Player of the Year

Summer Lanter

Summer Lanter

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Summer Lanter

Soddy-Daisy

Junior Forward

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Lanter's 2011 season is that she played the early portion of it on one leg after an injury during club season. The knee injury eventually got better, and with that returned the speed and leg power that made her such a threat in seasons past. After the slow start, Lanter finished with 32 goals and five assists and helped the Lady Trojans to the Class AAA state semifinals, where they were humbled by eventual state champion Franklin, who was ranked No. 2 in the final fall ESPN poll.

Coach of the Year

Jimmy Weekley

Jimmy Weekley

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Jimmy Weekley

Baylor

16th Season

Weekley's Lady Red Raiders claimed their second consecutive Division II-AA state championship this past fall, defeating St. Agnes for the second straight season in the final. Under the 16th-year coach's direction, Baylor finished with a 19-1 record and a No. 3 national ranking in the final fall ESPN poll. Six of his eight seniors signed NCAA Division I scholarships and finished 53-2-3 over their final three seasons.

"We talked about repeating one or two times, but mainly we focused on the mentality of competing on a daily basis regardless of who the competition was," he said. "I couldn't have asked for more out of the girls, not just in the season but in terms of how this senior class led throughout."

First Team

Allana Barnes

Allana Barnes

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Allana Barnes

Boyd-Buchanan

Senior Midfielder

Barnes finished with 27 goals and 15 assists for the Lady Bucs, who were Region 3-A/AA semifinalists.

Chloe Brackett

Chloe Brackett

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Chloe Brackett

Baylor

Senior Midfielder

Brackett, who will play for Wofford University, finished with 11 goals and six assists for the Division II-AA state champions.

Teni Butler

Teni Butler

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Teni Butler

Baylor

Senior Defender

Butler, a University of Arkansas signee, was the leader of a Baylor defense that had shutouts in their final 12 contests.

Kansas Carpenter

Kansas Carpenter

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Kansas Carpenter

Heritage

Junior Defender

Carpenter paced the Lady General defense from her sweeper position.

Ashley Henry

Ashley Henry

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Ashley Henry

Notre Dame

Senior Defender

Henry, a three-year starter, was solid in the back for the Class A/AA state semifinalists.

Izzy Phillips

Izzy Phillips

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Izzy Phillips

GPS

Sophomore Forward

Phillips finished with a team-high 11 goals and eight assists for the Bruisers.

Lauren Pruitt

Lauren Pruitt

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Lauren Pruitt

Chattanooga Christian

Senior Goalkeeper

Pruitt finished with 15 shutouts for the Lady Chargers, who were Class A/AA state semifinalists.

Chandler Smith

Chandler Smith

Chandler Smith

East Hamilton

Junior Midfielder

Smith finished with 13 goals and nine assists for the Lady Hurricanes, who advanced to the A/AA sectional.

McKenzie Thomas

McKenzie Thomas

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McKenzie Thomas

Baylor

Senior Forward

Thomas, a Samford University signee, finished with 18 goals and five assists for the Division II-AA state champions.

Peyton Thomas

Peyton Thomas

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Peyton Thomas

Baylor

Senior Midfielder

Thomas, a University of Tennessee signee, finished with 10 goals and eight assists for the Division II-AA state champions.

Hannah Wyatt

Hannah Wyatt

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Hannah Wyatt

Soddy-Daisy

Senior Forward

Wyatt, who will play for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, finished with 14 goals and 25 assists and was named to the Class AAA All-State team.

Second Team

Becca Blevins Signal Mountain Junior Forward

Courtney Born Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Senior Forward

Simone Busby GPS Senior Goalkeeper

Paige Elliott Baylor Senior Defender

Bayleigh Ellis Cleveland Junior Forward

Blair Harden Heritage Junior

Yinka Ladapo East Hamilton Sophomore Forward

Elizabeth Mouw Grace Academy Sophomore Forward

Kelly Pannell Baylor Senior Forward

Natalie Thedford Chattanooga Christian Senior Midfielder

Third Team

Blair Barker Notre Dame Junior Midfielder

Grace Courter Notre Dame Senior Goalkeeper

Gaby Gurrola Notre Dame Senior Midfielder

Allyson Hale St. Andrew's-Sewanee Senior Forward

Anna Hoffman Chattanooga Christian Senior Forward

Kendra Ivins East Hamilton Senior Goalkeeper

Kaitlyn Kennedy Ooltewah Senior Midfielder

Elizabeth Kidwell Notre Dame Senior Defender

Grace Stewart Baylor Sophomore Midfielder

Allie Sullivan Chattanooga Christian Junior Defender

Haley Ward McMinn County Junior Forward

Teams of the Year

-- 1. Baylor (19-1): The Lady Red Raiders won their second consecutive Division II-AA state championship and finished with a No. 3 national ranking.

-- 2. Soddy-Daisy (19-3-2): The Lady Trojans advanced to the Class AAA state semifinals, winning District 5 and Region 3 titles along the way.

-- Heritage (13-2): The Lady Generals finished second in Region 7-AAA and advanced to the Class AAA Elite Eight.