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JOEL HAWKSLEY | The Roanoke Times
Timesland girls soccer player of the year: Kim Shaver of Blacksburg High School.
The Roanoke Times | File April
Blacksburg’s Kim Shaver was River Ridge District and Region IV player of the year.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Player of the Year
KIM SHAVER | Blacksburg | Senior
SHAVER was named first-team All-Group AA after leading Blacksburg to a 17-4 record and a berth in the Group AA semifinals where the Bruins lost 1-0 to Briar Woods. Shaver played a defensive midfield position and finished the season with four goals and six assists. She was the River Ridge District and Region IV player of the year and was named her school's top female athlete. Shaver signed with UNC Greensboro.
LEXI DENNY | RADFORD | Forward | Senior
Scored 48 goals to go with nine assists as Radford finished 18-3-1 with a loss to George Mason in the Group A semifinals. ... Region C and Three Rivers District player of the year.
LAURA GARBARINI | LIBERTY | Forward | Junior
Seminole District player of the year for third-place team. ... Scored in 15 consecutive games with four hat tricks. ... First-team All-Region III selection.
TAYLOR TESTER | STAUNTON RIVER | Forward | Junior
Scored in 16 of 17 games to finish with 56 goals and four assists. ... Had 11 hat tricks including nine goals vs. Rockbridge County. ... First-team All-Blue Ridge District.
JESSIE WOLLMANN | BLACKSBURG | Forward | Sophomore
Had 10 game-winning goals including one in a Group AA quarterfinal win over Jefferson Forest. ... Scored 30 goals with 12 assists. ... First-team All-Region IV.
EMILY RAWLINGS | NORTHSIDE | Midfield | Senior
First-team All-Group AA after leading Northside to Group AA quarterfinals. ... Region III and Blue Ridge District player of the year. ... Scored seven goals with 24 assists.
SYDNEY VARNEY | FRANKLIN COUNTY | Midfield | Senior
Western Valley District player of the year. ... Scored 15 goals and added 17 assists for WVD champs. ... First-team All-Northwest Region.
MEGAN BRANIGAN | HIDDEN VALLEY | Back | Senior
Named second-team All-Group AA by the VHSCA.. ... First-team All-Region IV. ... Had four goals including 55-yarder against Blacksburg. ... Will play at Roanoke College.
KIM MIGLIARESE | SALEM | Back | Senior
First-team All-Group AA for Salem team that reached Group AA semifinals. ... Scored game-winner against Northside in quarterfinals. ... Signed with Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.).
JESSICA O'BRYANT | JEFFERSON FOREST | Back | Senior
Named first-team All-Group AA as JF lost to Blacksburg in Group AA quarterfinal. ... Helped defense shut out Lord Botetourt and Northside in Region III tournament.
MIRIAH MARTIN | LORD BOTETOURT | Goalkeeper | Senior
Second-team All-Group AA. ... First-team All-Region III. ... Had 16 saves in Region III tournament victory over E.C. Glass. ... Signed scholarship with Tusculum (Tenn.).
MORGAN EVANS | BLACKSBURG | Forward | Senior
KENDALL MOYER | JAMES RIVER | Forward | Senior
EMMA WADE | NORTHSIDE | Forward | Senior
HANNAH DUFF | CHRISTIANSBURG | Midfield | Senior
INDIA HELMER | NORTH CROSS | Midfield | Senior
TRICIA JESSEE | PATRICK HENRY | Midfield | Senior
KENNEDI VANRAVESTEIN | LORD BOTETOURT | Midfield | Senior
ALLIE HIGGINS | NORTHSIDE | Back | Junior
KAITLYN HUFF | CAVE SPRING | Back | Sophomore
AVERY STURM | NORTH CROSS | Back | Sophomore
CARRIE WEST | SALEM | Goalkeeper | Sophomore
COACH OF THE YEAR
TRAVIS ESCHENMANN | BLACKSBURG
Eschenmann steered Blacksburg to a Group AA quarterfinal victory at Jefferson Forest after the Bruins lost the Region IV final to Salem. Blacksburg won the River Ridge District title with a 9-1 record.
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