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Albemarle girls soccer coach Amy Sherrill (middle) was named the VHSL Class 5 coach of the year on Friday. Sherill led the Patriots to their second state championship in three years earlier this month.

The accolades continue to pour in for the Albemarle High School girls soccer team.

The Patriots won 12 of their final 13 games en route to the program claiming its second VHSL Class 5 state championship in three years.

For their efforts, Albemarle had four players garner all-state honors from the VHSL on Friday. In addition, Patriots coach Amy Sherrill was named Class 5 Coach of the Year.

Junior midfielder Savannah Alexander and senior defender Megan Schantz took home first team all-state honors for the Albemarle.

Alexander tallied 11 goals, including the go-ahead goal against Deep Run in the Class 5 title game, and added nine assists on the season. Schantz registered five goals, including a pair of penalty kick markers in the state tournament, and added five assists.

Sophomore forward Kora Jillions and sophomore goalkeeper Jaya Daniel were second-team honorees for Albemarle.

Jillions was on offensive wizard for the Patriots this season, finishing with a team-high 20 goals and six assists. Daniel conceded just seven goals in 19 games and posted 14 clean sheets between the pipes for Albemarle.

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John Harvey covers Central Virginia high school sports for The Daily Progress and CVille Varsity. He can be reached at jharvey@dailyprogress.com or (434) 978-7250. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnNHarveyIII

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