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Soccer: South Kitsap sophomores earn spots on all-county team
South Kitsap featured one of its youngest squads in years, but still managed to advance to the West Central District Tournament.
After helping the Wolves to a 9-3-5 record, three players were first-team selections on the Kitsap County Girls Soccer Team.
The all—county team, made up of eligible players from schools in Kitsap County, was voted on by the sports editors and writers of the Kitsap News Group, including the Port Orchard Independent, Bainbridge Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter and North Kitsap Herald.
2010 All—Kitsap County Girls Soccer Team:
F — Becca Schoales, South Kitsap, sophomore: Schoales, who is a member of the U-15 U.S. National team and tentatively is scheduled to play in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, scored a team-high 17 goals and added seven assists to help the Wolves to the West Central District playoffs.
“Becca’s so special because she combines tremendous speed and athleticism with high-level skill, an ability to read the game with amazing pace and creativity and the discipline to execute her ideas,” South Kitsap coach Julie Cain said. “Becca is one of the smartest players I’ve ever coached.”
F – Delanee Nilles, North Kitsap, junior: She was the top scorer on the Vikings with 14 goals and 10 assists and splits her time between high-school soccer and Issaquah’s Eastside FC. She also is in a state-wide pool of finalists for the national U-17 team.
F — Gabby Tyner, Olympic, sophomore: Tyner was a prolific scorer for the Trojans, leading the Olympic League and Kitsap County with 19 goals as Olympic came within a game of qualifying for the 3A state tournament.
MF — Kirsten Anthony, Central Kitsap, senior: She was “the glue that held us all together,” according coach Vicky Webb. With three goals and four assists, she kept things together for the Cougars this season and earned a scholarship to Southern Utah.
MF — Kayla VanAntwerp, Central Kitsap, junior: VanAntwerp was a perfect compliment to Anthony as she had three goals and eight assists.
MF — Riley Dopps, South Kitsap, senior: Perhaps the most versatile player on the team — Dopps has played defender, forward and midfielder during her career — the Seattle Pacific University commit finished with six goals and five assists despite missing time because of mononucleosis.
“Dopps brings a tremendous work rate, speed and endurance,” Cain said. “She’s a very skilled, smart player.”
D — Miranda Caballero, South Kitsap, sophomore: Caballero, who had four assists this season, not only is asked to stymie an opponent’s offense, but stimulate scoring opportunities for South.
“Miranda Caballero is pretty dominant in the air,” Cain said. “She wins a lot of 50-50 balls in the middle of the field and is able to distribute them all over.”
D — Taylor Gillespie, Central Kitsap, senior: Along with Anthony, Gillespie was voted as the team's most valuable player. Webb said she was the team’s best defender and a good reason why the Cougars only gave up 12 goals in 16 games this season.
D — Jessica Haga, Klahowya, sophomore: Coach Troy Oelshlager said Haga was the anchor of his defense and played a major part in a back line that only allowed seven goals all season.
D — Delaney Digiovanni, South Kitsap, sophomore: Digiovanni is another member of the Wolves’ talent-laden 2013 class. She finished with one goal and one assist this year, but Cain said her primary role was to keep opponents from scoring.
“She’s just an aggressive, tenacious defender,” Cain said. “She just never gives up.”
GK — Marilyn Prosser, Central Kitsap, junior: Prosser kept nine clean sheets this season and only allowed two goals in one game.
Coach — Troy Oelshlager, Klahowya: Oelshlager had the right tactics all season as he led the Eagles to a 13-2-2 record and the quarterfinals of the 2A state tournament.
Kelsey Callaghan, South Kitsap, senior; Brianna D’Angelo, Central Kitsap, junior; Jordan Dixon, Klahowya, senior; Rachel Fisk, North Kitsap, senior; Jalyn Halstead, Olympic, junior; Kyla Jorgensen, Kingston, senior; Ashleigh Marcelino, North Kitsap, senior; Morgan Moniz, Bainbridge, senior; Micaylla O’Leary, Olympic, sophomore; Rachael Pratt, Bremerton, junior; Katlyn Sargent, Klahowya, junior; Paige Serwold, Central Kitsap, sophomore; Brianna Smallidge, South Kitsap, junior; Rachel Tafte, Kingston, senior;
Emma Vukic, Bainbridge, junior; Sydney Williams, Bremerton, junior.