They never stopped running.
They never stopped scoring and they never stopped winning.
And in response, they — Oregon's best high school girls soccer players — have been honored with all-state recognition for the 2021 fall season.
Among this year's selections was Wilsonville senior forward Lindsey Antonson, who was recently named the Class 5A Player of the Year.
During her final Wilsonville campaign, Antonson led the Falcons to a Northwest Oregon Conference championship, four straight playoff wins and the Class 5A state title (a 4-2 victory over La Salle).
Along the way, the Wildcats posted a 18-0-1 overall record, with Antonson scoring 51 goals as a senior — the third-highest single-season total in state history — and finishing her career with a state-record total of 139.
Here's a list of the best players from Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, Nelson, Oregon City, West Linn, La Salle, Milwaukie, Putnam, Wilsonville and Gladstone high schools who were honored this year, along with the players and coaches of the year for Class 6A, 5A and 4A.
Player of the Year: Elle Frazier, Grant
Coach of the Year: Jennifer Kirwan, Beaverton
First team — Karoline Shipton, Lake Oswego, senior; GK Abby Pressnell, Lakeridge, senior.
Second team — Harley Daniel, Oregon City, senior.
Player of the Year: Lindsey Antonson, Wilsonville
Coach of the Year: Kiana Rickman, Pendleton
First team — Lindsey Antonson, Wilsonville, senior; Karina Borgen, Wilsonville, senior;
Kate Collins, La Salle Prep, senior; Natalie Pfleger, La Salle Prep, senior; Emelia Warta, La Salle Prep, junior; GK Maddie Erickson, Wilsonville, senior.
Second team — Liliana Martinez, Putnam, sophomore; Katelyn McDougal, Wilsonville, senior; Dalton Mermis, Wilsonville, senior; Kenley Whittaker, Wilsonville, sophomore; GK Hailey Patlan, Putnam, sophomore.
Player of the Year: Myranda Marquez, Woodburn
Coach of the Year: Andrea Whiteman, Woodburn
First team — Delaney McNett, Gladstone, junior.
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