S.E. Pa. All-Area Girls' Soccer Team
FIRST TEAM FORWARDS Leah Bagonis, Strath Haven, senior. One of the area's most exciting players to watch, Bagonis scored 26 goals to lead the Panthers to the Central League title. Thirteen of her scores came during a four-game stretch. The East Carolina University recruit is an all-league and all-state selection.
Leah Bagonis, Strath Haven, senior.
One of the area's most exciting players to watch, Bagonis scored 26 goals to lead the Panthers to the Central League title. Thirteen of her scores came during a four-game stretch. The East Carolina University recruit is an all-league and all-state selection.
Meg Verdeur, Villa Joseph Marie, senior.
The Inquirer's player of the year was the heart and soul of the PIAA Class AA co-champion Jems. The Villanova recruit recorded a team-leading 29 goals and seven assists, and was named Athletic Association of Catholic Academies co-MVP. The four-year standout and Villanova recruit ended her career with 86 goals.
Jen Hoy, Germantown Academy, junior.
A hard-working magician with the ball, Hoy was one of the main reasons the Patriots notched their 17th consecutive Inter-Ac League title. She tallied 36 goals and was named league MVP for the second straight season. Hoy will enter her final season with 78 career goals.
Erika Markley, Owen J. Roberts, senior.
A holding central midfielder, the North Carolina State recruit perfected her role as a defensive reinforcement. She added eight assists en route to being named the Pioneer Athletic Conference co-MVP.
Erin Ryan, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, senior.
Often double- and triple-teamed, Ryan managed 13 goals and 14 assists en route to being named AACA co-MVP. The four-year standout, who is headed to Loyola College (Md.), finished her career with a school-record 59 goals and 73 assists.
Laura Di Clemente, Shipley School, senior.
Di Clemente, whose dynamic play makes those around her better, posted 13 goals and 16 assists to lead the Gators to their second consecutive Friends Schools League title. She is a Providence recruit.
Carly Niness, Conestoga, senior.
A standout on the Pioneers' track and field team, Niness used her speed to become one of the area's most-explosive players. The Central League MVP finished with 20 goals and seven assists, leading Conestoga to the Class AAA state final.
Madison Davenport, Downingtown West, junior.
A proven scorer, Davenport usually is in attack mode when the ball is deep in the opponents' territory. As a result, the all-Ches-Mont National Division selection finished with five goals and five assists. Two of her goals were game-winners.
Taylor Houck, Germantown Academy, junior.
Houck, an all-Inter-Ac selection, anchored a Patriots defense that surrendered 14 goals this season. The defensive stopper also scored two goals en route to being an all-state selection.
Alysha Mallon, Villa Joseph Marie, junior.
One of the area's top defenders, Mallon routinely marked the opposing teams' best scorer. And the all-AACA selection routinely shut them down. But the three-year starter was much more than just a defensive stopper, finishing with seven goals and nine assists.
Emily Cota, Upper Perkiomen, junior.
With soft hands and excellent range, Cota has long been recognized as one of the state's premier net minders. This season, she finished with 172 saves and eight shutouts in 18 matches. The PAC-10 co-MVP heads into next season with 31 career shutouts.
, George School, senior
, Downingtown West, se-
, Archbishop Ryan, junior
, Great Valley, junior
, Downingtown East, junior
, Cardinal O'Hara, senior
, Octorara, senior
, Archbishop Wood, senior
, Conestoga, senior
, New Hope-Solebury, jun-
, Conestoga, senior
- Keith Pompey