Sherwood girls dominate soccer all-star list
When it came to Pacific Conference girls soccer play this fall, it was all Sherwood.
The Lady Bowmen dominated play in the conference, taking first place with a perfect 6-0 record (McMinnville was second at 3-1-2), while going 15-2-1 on the season, and reaching the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
So, it should come as no surprise that the Sherwood girls also dominated the Pacific Conference all-conference list for the 2019 season.
Leading the way for the Lady Bowmen on the all-conference list was senior forward Loma McNeese, who was named the Pacific Conference Player of the Year. McNeese, a four-year starter for Sherwood, excelled not only as a goal scorer, but as a goal-creator for the Lady Bowmen in her senior year.
McNeese was one of five Sherwood players named to the All-Pacific Conference first team. She is joined on the first team by Lady Bowmen senior forward Alysia Alvarado, senior midfielder Jillian Leroux, junior midfielder Allison Alvarado and junior defender Morgen Fried.
Sherwood junior defender Ava Boughey was an All-Pacific Conference second-team selection. Lady Bowmen freshman forward Ella Weathers and freshman midfielder Ava Weisenfluh were both all-conference honorable-mention picks.
Other players named to the All-Pacific Conference girls soccer first team include Forest Grove junior forward Mirella Garcia, McMinnville senior midfielder Gretchen Sorenson, Forest Grove senior midfielder Amy Gonzalez, Liberty senior midfielder Ivette Garcia, McMinnville senior defender Hannah Galan, Forest Grove sophomore defender Makaila Takahashi, Newberg junior defender Maggie Whitehead and Century junior goalkeeper Ella Smith.
Other players named to the All-Pacific Conference second team include Century sophomore forward Courtney Bell, McMinnville senior forward Haley McMillan, Forest Grove freshman forward Sophia Broberg, McMinnville sophomore midfielder Marisela Mendoza, Liberty freshman midfielder Morgan Keller, Century sophomore midfielder Jasmine Seago, Glencoe sophomore midfielder Avery Jensen, Glencoe senior midfielder Riley Shaver, Glencoe junior defender Izzy Hodges, Century senior defender Jazmine Hernandez, McMinnville sophomore defender Laney Hyder and McMinnville senior goalkeeper Delaney Kizer.
Other all-conference honorable-mention picks include Liberty junior forward Zoe Allen, Newberg junior forward Ava White, Forest Grove senior midfielder Abigail Pantoja, McMinnville senior midfielder Kalysta Martino, Glencoe junior midfielder Alexis Magdaleno, Glencoe junior midfielder McKenna Thrush, Liberty sophomore defender Kendra Anderson, Liberty senior defender Clara Robbins, McMinnville senior defender Savina Fetch, Liberty senior defender Mallori Boddy, Forest Grove sophomore defender Lily Everson, Forest Grove senior defender Alexandra Minor, Century junior defender Hannah Hall, Newberg senior defender Morgan Carsh, Liberty senior defender Katie Bickford, Glencoe junior defender Payton Hay and Liberty senior goalkeeper Ruby Araiza.
McMinnville's Anna Heuberger was named the Pacific Conference Coach of the Year.
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