Junior forward Ava Erhardt, junior defender Grace McKenzie, sophomore forward Madelyn Davidson and junior midfielder Sidra Griffin was named to the All-Wesco Girls Soccer Team.
Erhardt and McKenzie were named First-Team. Davidson and Sidra Griffin were named Second-Team.
“I was super excited by the announcements and recognition for our players and our program, coach Alex Hickox said. “It’s super tough getting player recognition as it is normally closely tied to regular-season team success. We finished in the middle of the pack and so to get this many players recognized this year, is super impressive."
Hickox said Erhardt turned in fantastic offensive output on the season recording 15 goals and 4 assists (34 points).
“She’s scored some big-time game-winning goals for us—had two hat tricks and was a problem for the opposition.”
Davidson was second in scoring for the team with 12 goals, and tied for the lead in assists (6) and was second in total points with 30.
“She really stepped up after the regular season and scored 4 goals in our four District games this year,” Hickox said. “The team really rallies around Mad Dog—she is definitely one of our tone-setters on the field.”
Hickox called Griffin the teams’ Energizer Bunny.
“She was among the leaders in minutes played, and her defense and being in the right spots at the right times was just huge for us—super proud of her,” he said. “She missed First-Team selection by a mere 2 points, and finished third on the team total points with 4 goals, and 4 assists (12).”
McKenzie is a two-time First-Team member and the only non-senior on the selection list.
“She is so consistent, so powerful and is our on-the-field general,” Hickox said. “I am already looking forward to seeing her play at the next level and wish her senior season was already here. “
Receiving Honorable Mention recognition were junior defenders Annalise Irwin, Heather Olson and Kati Fulton, and freshman midfielder Leah Cammarano.
“All four starters for the back-line for CHS were recognized this year and while we didn’t have a stellar goals-against average — getting this many recognitions should be big confidence boosters for next season,” Hickox said. “As a former center-back, I love seeing defenders getting recognized.”
Hickox said Irwin was probably the Red Wolves toughest defender
“She made it super difficult for teams to beat her and she made fantastic, timely runs forward to be part of our attack.”
He credits Olson, as being is a crafty, skilled defender.
“She knows about angles and anticipates offensive attacks and has been known to shut specific players down.”
Hickox said was, “super coachable, intelligent and one of the hardest workers on the field.”
The young and talented Cammarano, he said, will be a key component for the program for the next three seasons.
“Leah is a special player and a player we’ll lean on for her entire career at CHS,” Hickox said. “She’s very talented and intelligent, understands the game and has been well-coached.”