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Covenant's Ivy Allen.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ivy Allen, Covenant, Senior

The senior midfielder was the driving force for an Eagles team that reached the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals for the second year in a row. A first team all-state performer, Allen was a steady two-way player for Covenant and ranked second on the team in goals and was among the team’s top setup artists to garner all-state honors. She will play collegiately next fall at Miami (Ohio).


COACH OF THE YEAR

Alan Good, Covenant

Good had a successful first season on the sidelines for Covenant, guiding his team to an undefeated regular season and a return trip to the state semifinals. The Eagles didn’t concede a goal until the state tournament and were one of the area’s most versatile teams offensively. Good also earned Blue Ridge Conference Coach of the Year honors.


FIRST TEAM

Abigail Shim, Covenant

Shim emerged as one of the top young talents in Central Virginia for the Eagles. She scored seven goals and led Covenant with 12 assists to garner Blue Ridge Conference Player of the Year and first team all-state honors.

Anna Murray, Albemarle

Murray was the offensive anchor for an Albemarle team that reached the Class 5 regional semifinals for the second straight year. The senior scored a team-high 12 goals and added three assists and was a first team all-Jefferson District and all-regional performer.

Megan McGlothlin, Covenant

McGlothlin was another talented playmaker for Covenant this fall. The senior scored five goals and assisted on three others and was an all-conference performer for the Eagles. She will play collegiately at Towson.

Josie Mallory, Monticello

Mallory was the unquestioned leader for Monticello at both ends of the field. The senior midfielder scored seven goals and added four assists to lead the Mustangs. The Jefferson District Co-Player of the Year also was a first team all-region and second team all-state selection.

Ivy Allen, Covenant

Allen was a model of consistency for Covenant this season. The senior midfielder scored seven goals and was the heartbeat of the team in the final third. She was first-team all-conference and all-state performer.

Kelsey Myers, Albemarle

The senior was the driving force for the Patriots this season. Myers scored five goals and tallied three assists and kept things organized in the back defensively. She was a first team all-conference and all-region performer for Albemarle.

Melissa McGlothlin, Covenant

McGlothlin was named the Eagles’ Most Valuable Player by her peers, one of the top honors bestowed on any athlete. The senior defender tallied three assists and was a stalwart for a young Covenant defense. She was an all-conference performer and garnered second-team all-state honors. She will play collegiately at Towson University.

Liz Yow, Albemarle

The sophomore was a dual-threat option for Albemarle this fall. She was a lockdown defender and used her speed to neutralize the opposition’s top scorer. She also provided a spark offensively, scoring three postseason goals at forward for the Patriots.

Ellie Shephard, Monticello

Shephard played every minute of every game for MHS. The senior defender was a calming influence on the back end for Monticello and was a second team all-district and all-region performer.

Erin Flynn, Covenant

Flynn was an unflappable performer as the last line of defense for Covenant this fall. The sophomore goalkeeper recorded 14 shutouts in 15 games this season and had a scoreless streak of 910 minutes. She was a first team all-conference performer.

SECOND TEAM

Teagan Murrie, Covenant

Cat Paphites, St. Anne’s-Belfield

Ashley Ballard, Covenant

Maya Block, Charlottesville

Erica Repich, Western Albemarle

Kierstyn Zimmerman, Monticello

Ashlyn Cherrix, Charlottesville

Reese Momorella, Western Albemarle

Jenna DiGirolamo, Covenant

Santia McLaughlin, St. Anne’s-Belfield

HONORABLE MENTION

Victoria Lane, Louisa County; Amanda Warlick, Albemarle; Alex Ferguson, Charlottesville; Sophie Lanahan, Western Albemarle; Kendall Smith, Monticello; Claire McCartney, Covenant.

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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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