Five Lady Bucs earn honors on WVSWA All-State Soccer Team


Zuliani is named to All-State Second Team

TENNERTON — With the high school girls’ soccer season almost three months in the books, the West Virginia Sports Writers Association finally released their Class AAA All-State team.

The All-State team is nominated and voted on by sports writers around the state.

The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs placed five players on the All-State Team.

Junior midfielder Cameron Zuliani was named to the Second Team while sophomore midfielder/forward Lexi Kelley, senior defender Laikelyn Leggett, senior midfielder Maggie Queen and senior defender Kennedy Samargo were named to the Honorable Mention Team.

Zuliani finished in a three-way tie for the team lead in goals with 12 and paced the Lady Bucs in assists with 12.

Queen was one of the trio of Lady Bucs with 12 goals while she added seven assists and Kelley also tallied 12 goals with two assists.

From their defensive back positions, Leggett tallied two goals and one assist while Samargo tallied two assists.

Zuliani, Queen and Samargo were previously named to the 2020 West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) Class AAA All State Girls Team.

Wheeling Park and Parkersburg South, who met in the Class AAA title game, highlight the First Team.

Wheeling Park’s Graceylyn Hanna captains the First Team after finishing the season with 15 goals and 27 assists.

Forward Merritt Delk (28 goals, nine assists) and defender Lily Hanna (four goals, six assists) also represent the 19-2 Wheeling Park state championship team.

For Parkersburg South, which finished runner-up with a 19-1 mark, midfielder Samara Nunn (23 goals and nine assists), defender Riley Shockey (one goal) and goalkeeper Kendal Mader are first-teamers, while midfielder Ellie Foggin (three goals, seven assists) captains the Second Team.

Bridgeport, which was knocked off by Wheeling Park in the regional final for its only loss of the season, placed forward Braelynne Sandreth (21 goals, six assists) and midfielder Allison Bender (five goals, six assists) on the First Team.

Joining Sandreth and Delk on the first-team front line are Cabell Midland’s Olivia Charles (24 goals, nine assists) and John Marshall’s Zara Zervos (32 goals).

Greenbrier East’s Emma Dotson (13 goals, seven assists) is also in the midfield.

Hurricane’s Abby Fowler and George Washington’s Reagan Bromiley round out the first-team defense, while GW’s Mary Lyle Smith is a first-team goalkeeper.

Utility spots went to Martinsburg’s Emily Beck (14 goals, two assists) and GW’s Kalissa Lacy (16 goals, 11 assists).

The 2020 WVSWA All-State

Girls Soccer Team

FIRST TEAM

Forwards

Olivia Charles, Cabell Midland

Merritt Delk, Wheeling Park

Braelynne Sandreth, Bridgeport

Zara Zervos, John Marshall

Midfielders

Graceylyn Hanna, Wheeling Park (captain)

Emma Dotson, Greenbrier East

Allison Bender, Bridgeport

Samara Nunn, Parkersburg South

Defenders

Lily Hanna, Wheeling Park

Abby Fowler, Hurricane

Reagan Bromiley, George Washington

Riley Shockey, Parkersburg South

Keepers

Kendal Mader, Parkersburg South

Mary Lyle Smith, George Washington

Utility

Emily Beck, Martinsburg

Kalissa Lacy, George Washington

SECOND TEAM

Forwards

Gabby Reep, Bridgeport

Anna Iquinto, Morgantown

Angelina Musilli, George Washington

Linsey Hackney, George Washington

Midfielders

Ellie Foggin, Parkersburg South (captain)

Alyssa Weaver, Morgantown

Emerson Grafton, Bridgeport

Cameron Zuliani, Buckhannon-Upshur

Defenders

Tristen Bright, University

Gracie Courtney, Bridgeport

Emma Shields, Cabell Midland

Elizabeth Hausafus, Martinsburg

Keepers

Mackenzie Randolph, Bridgeport

Kiran Cole, Spring Mills

Utility

Jalen Nicely, Huntington

Ellie Cunningham, Jefferson

HONORABLE MENTION

Colby Agnor, Woodrow Wilson; Isabella Anderson, John Marshall; Ally Arthur, Woodrow Wilson; Michaela August, Morgantown; Kiya Babkirk, Oak Hill; Abbi Barki, Wheeling Park; Maggie Bartenslager, Greenbrier East; Kylie Bender, Bridgeport; Lydia Buchmelter, Brooke; Katie Deserio, Brooke; Lizzy Edwards, University; Eden Gilkey, Oak Hill; Charli Grafton, Bridgeport; Avery Hale, Hurricane; Kaleigh Hott, Hampshire; Emma Jones, Bridgeport; Lexi Kelley, Buckhannon-Upshur; Audrey Lantz, Wheeling Park; Emily Lattea, University; Laikelyn Leggett, Buckhannon-Upshur; Samiah Lynch, Oak Hill; Erin McClelland, Preston; Maggie Odour, Hurricane; Brooke Ohler, Brooke; Makenzie Park, Hampshire; Kyra Poore, Capital; Genevieve Potter, South Charleston; Maggie Queen, Buckhannon-Upshur; Larah Ratliff, Greenbrier East; Kennedy Samargo, Buckhannon-Upshur; Kellsey Savage, Hampshire; Tali Sizemore, University; Izabela Stahl, Preston; Audrie Sprouse, Bridgeport; Morgan Stauver, Wheeling Park; Maya Taggart, Wheeling Park; Mia Travis, University; Sydney Vaught, Woodrow Wilson; Kinslee Watkins, Morgantown; Amanda Weaver; Morgantown

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