TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Lady Bucs had three players land on the 2020 WVHSSCA Class AAA Region I First Team and two players earn Second Team honors.
Earning First Team honors were a pair of midfielders and one defender.
Senior Maggie Queen and junior Cameron Zuliani were the two midfielders selected to the First Team along with senior defender Kennedy Samargo.
There was a three-way tie for the most goals scored for the Lady Bucs and Queen and Zuliani were two of the three players as both ladies tallied 12 goals apiece.
Zuliani also led the team in assists with 12 while Queen collected seven.
Samargo collected two assists and was a cornerstone of the defense that surrendered just 24 goals in 14 games and posted three shutouts.
Sophomore Lexi Kelley and senior Laikelyn Leggett were honored on the Second Team.
Kelley was named as a forward as she was the third part of the trio of scoring leaders for the Lady Bucs with 12 goals. She also added two assists.
Leggett had two goals and an assist as she, like Samargo, was part of a stellar Lady Buc defense.
“I am very proud of all five girls and very happy for them,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jackie Zuliani.
The Lady Bucs posted a 9-4-1 record advancing to the Region I, Section 2 championship game.
Wheeling Park swept the individual awards as Graceylyn Hanna was named the Player of the Year while Carrie Hanna was the Coach of the Year.
Region I is made up of Buckhannon-Upshur, Bridgeport, Brooke, John Marshall, Morgantown, Preston, University and Wheeling Park.
2020 WVHSSCA AAA
GIRLS REGION I
Merritt Delk (Fr.) – Wheeling Park
Anna Iquinto (Sr.) – Morgantown
Brooke O’Her (Jr.) – Brooke
Braelynne Sandreth (Sr.) – Bridgeport
Maya Taggart (Jr.) – Wheeling Park
Zara Zervos (Sr.) – John Marshall
Allison Bender (Jr.) – Bridgeport
Graceylyn Hanna (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Maggie Queen (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Morgan Stauver (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Alyssa Weaver (Sr.) – Morgantown
Cameron Zuliani (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Tristen Bright (Sr.) – University
Lily Hanna (Fr.) – Wheeling Park
Erin McClelland (Sr.) – Preston
Kennedy Samargo (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Lizzy Edwards (Sr.) – University
Mackenzie Randolph (Sr) – Bridgeport
Lexi Kelley (Soph.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Emily Lattea (Soph.) – University
Gabby Reep (Soph.) – Bridgeport
Izabela Stahl (Jr.) – Preston
Lydia Buchmelter (Sr.) – Brooke
Katie Deserio (Sr.) – Brooke
Mia Travis (Jr.) – University
Michaela August (Jr.) – Morgantown
Charlie Grafton (Jr.) – Bridgeport
Laikelyn Leggett (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Tali Sizemore (Jr.) – University
Kinslee Watkins (Soph.) – Morgantown
Amanda Weaver (Soph.) – Morgantown
Isabella Anderson (Sr.) – John Marshall
Madison Platt (Jr.) – Brooke
Ella McCullough (Fr.) – Brooke
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Graceylyn Hanna (Wheeling Park)
COACH OF THE YEAR – Carrie Hanna (Wheeling Park)