Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — After missing the majority of her junior season with a knee injury, Athens senior Abby Sindoni worked her way back, and led the Lady Wildcats to a District 4, Class AAA title repeat. She is the 2019 Valley Sports Report Girls Soccer “Player of the Year.”
Sayre sophomore Roz Haney is the “Offensive Player of the Year,” while Waverly senior Cora Smith and Athens senior Haley Chambers share the “Defensive Player of the Year” honors, Waverly freshman Kennedy Westbrook is the “Newcomer of the Year,” Athens senior Madisyn Joslyn is the “Goalkeeper of the Year,” and Athens’ Rich Pitts is the “Coach of the Year.”
Sindoni is a relentless performer, who utilized very good speed, and a pure desire to put the ball in the net. She scored 24 goals and dished out 13 assists.
Haney utilized her blazing speed and tremendous foot skills to rip the nets for a Valley-high 28 goals this season.
A tireless worker, who covered a lot of ground, and dogged the opposing team’s top scorers, Smith led a Waverly defense that allowed just 15 goals in 17 games, and pitched five shutouts.
A gifted athlete, Chambers directed the Athens back line, which played an integral part in the team allowing just 12 goals in 20 games, and just six over its last 18, including 14 shutouts.
Westbrook, a bundle of energy who never seems to slow down, scored 14 goals and doled out 10 assists in her first varsity season.
The starting keeper on both of Athens’ District 4 title teams the last two years, Joslyn pitched 14 shutouts this season, and allowed just 12 goals in 20 games this season.
In his four years at Athens, Pitts has taken the program to the next level. Not only has Athens continued its success in the NTL, with four more league titles under Pitts, but the Lady Wildcats have won back-to-back District 4 titles for the first time in school history. Pitts is 61-11-4 in his time at Athens.
The 2019 All-Valley Girls Soccer team is:
Abby Sindoni, senior, Athens: See above.
Rozlyn Haney, sophomore, Sayre: See above.
Lea VanAllen, 8th-grader, Waverly: VanAllen utilized good speed and a strong leg to lead Waverly with 20 goals. She also had two assists.
Kennedy Westbrook, Waverly, freshman: See above.
The fifth forward — Mackenzie Macumber, senior, Tioga: She finished the season with 11 goals and seven assists.
Emma Roe, junior, Athens: A tireless performer, Roe utilized her speed and foot skills to score 14 goals and dish out 10 assists.
Melina Ortiz, senior, Waverly: Possessing great speed, foot skills, and a high soccer IQ, Ortiz scored 12 goals and had seven assists.
Gabby Picco, junior, Waverly: Another tireless performer with great foot skills and a tremendous soccer IQ, Picco scored 14 goals and doled out a Valley-high 18 assists.
Abby Moliski, senior, Sayre: A complete soccer player, Moliski had four goals and 10 assists on the season.
The fifth midfielder — Hannah Blackman, junior, Athens: She had four goals and four assists on the season.
Cora Smith, senior, Waverly: See above.
Haley Chambers, senior, Athens: See above.
Bailey Dakos, senior, Athens: A strong and fiery defender, Dakos had one goal and two assists.
Tessa Petlock, junior, Waverly: A skilled offensive player, Petlock proved an asset on defense this season. She had one goal and two assists.
The fifth defender — Madison Howey, junior, Tioga: She had two goals and two assists.
Madisyn Joslyn, senior, Athens: See above.
IN PHOTO: Athens senior Abby Sindoni.
PAST “PLAYER OF THE YEAR” WINNERS
2019 — Abby Sindoni, Athens
2018 — Rachel Hutchison, Athens
2017 — Rachel Hutchison, Athens
2016 — Chloe Tracy, Sayre
2015 — Chloe Tracy, Sayre
2014 — Chloe Tracy, Sayre
2013 — Kirsten Colegrove, Athens
2012 — Kirsten Colegrove, Athens
2011 — Liia Carpenter, Waverly
2010 — Kirsten Colegrove, Athens
2009 — Megan Kyc, Sayre
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