|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: SAYRE'S TRACY TOPS LIST OF "SUPER 7 FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE FALL" FOR THIRD TIME (7 PHOTOS) (2016-11-19)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Sayre senior Chloe Tracy capped a brilliant high school career with more than 100 goals and 100 assists, leading the Valley in goals and assists this season to earn girls soccer “Player of the Year” for the third time, and now the Valley Sports Report “Female Athlete of the Fall” for the third time.
Tracy tops the “Super 7” list of top athletes, which also includes Tioga senior Olivia Howland, Athens junior Emily Lunger, and Waverly sophomore Kennedy Wheeler, who are repeat performers.
Tracy is a once-in-a-generation talent with amazing quickness, field vision, and an off-the-charts soccer IQ.
She scored 34 goals and doled out 29 assists — the only time in her four-year varsity career that she recorded more goals than assists. She finishes her career with 105 goals what is believed to be a District 4 record 129 assists.
The 2016 “Super 7 Female Athletes of the Fall”
Chloe Tracy, senior, Sayre: See above.
Olivia Howland, senior, Tioga: Howland was the VSR volleyball “Player of the Year,” leading Tioga to its fourth Section IV title in five years.
Howland is a dynamic leaper and powerful hitter, who is also comfortable hitting or bumping in the back row. She was also solid at the service line.
Kellie Wainwright, senior, Tioga: A floor general in the purest sense of the word, Wainwright distributed the ball to the hot hand, and kept a deep pool of Lady Tiger hitters involved.
She was also the top server on the team, and held her own at the net.
Molly Ball, senior, Sayre: A powerful hitter, whether it be at the net or in the back row, Ball was also solid on defense in the back row, and at the service line.
Ball led the Lady Redskins with 362 kills and 78 service aces. She also had 191 service points, 164 digs, 10 setter assists and eight blocks.
Melina Ortiz, sophomore, Waverly: The best way to describe Ortiz is smooth. She has good speed and great foot skills, and uses her tremendous soccer IQ to stay one step ahead of the defense.
She had 10 goals and 12 assists for the season.
Emily Lunger, junior, Athens: Fast and athletic, Lunger has a nose for the goal and a head for the game.
She scored 22 goals and had 21 assists this season.
Kennedy Wheeler, sophomore, Waverly: Wheeler paced the Lady Wolverines to a second-place finish in the IAC regular season and the league meet.
Wheeler placed in the top four in four events at the IAC league meet, setting a school record in the 100-yard butterfly to finish third and swimming on a school record-setting 200-yard medley relay that finished fourth.
A week later, Wheeler lowered her school record in the fly at the Section IV, Class B prelims. She finished second in the fly and also finished second in the 50-yard freestyle. The medley relay team also lowered its school record and finished fourth.
IN PHOTO 1: Sayre’s Chloe Tracy. IN PHOTO 2: Tioga’s Olivia Howland. IN PHOTO 3: Tioga’s Kellie Wainwright. IN PHOTO 4: Sayre’s Molly Ball. IN PHOTO 5: Waverly’s Melina Ortiz. IN PHOTO 6: Athens’ Emily Lunger. IN PHOTO 7: Waverly’s Kennedy Wheeler. …. VSR STOCK PHOTOS.
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