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2013 Broward All-county girls soccer Class 3A-2A-1A: First team, Second team, Honorable Mention and Coach of the Year

Class 3A-2A-1A First Team

Bridget Callahan

Chaminade-Madonna junior

Pos.: Midfielder

Comment: Repeat first-team selection and three-year varsity starter has already interest from several college programs. Finished with a team-high 28 goals and 18 assists.

Kiana Clarke

American Heritage senior

Pos.: Defender

Comment: Two-time first team selection and Auburn signee helped Heritage claim the state Class 3A state title with five shutouts in regional and state tournament play. Had a goal and an assist.

Christine Creighton

North Broward Prep junior

Pos.: Forward

Comment: Tennessee, Dartmouth and Miami are among colleges that have already expressed interest in three-year starter that finished among county leaders with 26 goals and 21 assists.

Megan Curda

Cardinal Gibbons junior

Pos.: Defender

Comment: Three-year varsity starter was the leader of the Chiefs defense and helped team earn 13 wins and a berth in the regional tournament.

Kayla Faulkner

Pembroke Pines Charter senior

Pos.: Forward

Comment: Four-year varsity starter had 47 goals and 20 assists and set a school record for goals scored in a single season. Signed with Florida Atlantic.

Amanda Graboski

North Broward Prep sophomore

Pos.: Defender

Comment: Was one of the Eagles' defensive leaders in her third year as a varsity starter. Started all 26 games and helped North Broward Prep earn 10 shutouts.

Michaela Kopecki

American Heritage junior

Pos.: Midfielder

Comment: Helped Patriots win their seventh state championship with 12 goals and 32 assists. Has already earned interest from Florida Gulf Coast, Elon and Georgia Southern.

Melanie Monteagudo

American Heritage sophomore

Pos.: Forward

Comment: Repeat first-team selection had all four goals in the Patriots regional final win over Merritt Island and finished with 34 goals and 15 assists. Miami and Florida are interested.

Kristina Robles

Archbishop McCarthy senior

Pos.: Midfielder

Comment: Four-year varsity starter was among team leaders with 21 points, including five goals and 11 assists. Two of those goals came in a regional win against Jensen Beach.

Nikki Sica

Archbishop McCarthy senior

Pos.: Forward

Comment: Four-year varsity starter had several multi-goal games this season and finished as her team's leading scorer with 14 goals and seven assists.

Tricia Solenski

Cardinal Gibbons senior

Pos.: Goalkeeper

Comment: Three-year varsity starter helped Chiefs advance to regional tournament and finished with 86 saves and eight shutouts. Allowed just 11 goals in more than 1,500 minutes.

Cassie Zero

South Florida HEAT

Pos.: Forward`

Comment: Four-year varsity starter helped HEAT clinch a district title and regional tournament berth with 32 goals and nine assists. Had 133 goals in her career.

Second Team

PlayerSchoolYearPositionYari BradfieldArchbishop McCarthySo.midfielderJamayla ConnerAmerican HeritageSr.midfielderMackenzie CrittenbergerCardinal GibbonsFr.forward/midfielderJennifer DeFariaPine CrestJr.defenderJessica JahodaSagemontSr.forwardVictoria LarsAmerican HeritageSr.defenderJulia MoorePine CrestJr.midfielderJennifer OcampoAmerican HeritageJr.goalkeeperJazlyn ScottUniversity SchoolSr.midfielderRachelle SmithPembroke Pines CharterSo.defenderMartha ThomasAmerican HeritageJr.midfielderDillon VillellaChaminade-MadonnaSr.forward

Honorable mention

American Heritage: Morgan Rivera; Archbishop McCarthy: Alexa Rivera, Carissa Sanchez, Taylor Shore; Cardinal Gibbons: Francesca DeNicola, Cosett Motta, Abby Perry; Chaminade-Madonna: Jordan Palmer, Savannah Santos, Jackie Yao; Highlands Christian: Robin Hage, Karlie Thomas, Kayla Wincko; North Broward Prep: Emma Dineen, Nikki Giordano, Savanna Greeley; Pembroke Pines Charter: Mya Goodman, Paula Lugo, Desiree Reyes; Pine Crest: Sophia Danielsen, Jordyn Elliott, Christina Sofianos; Pompano Beach: Gina Daigle, Amanda Lima, Erin Sundook; Sheridan Hills: Hannah Batista, Jael Batista, Bethanne Bialy; South Florida HEAT: Deanna Ditmyer, Natasha Fifelski, Kristi Isabelle; University School: Gillian Newman, Hannah Katz, Stephanie Perry; Westminster Academy: Lexi Kinsey, Alex Pagliaro, Camryn Pagliaro; Zion Lutheran: Brianna Lett.

Coach of the Year

Bob Bemis

South Florida HEAT

Comment: In his eighth year with the program, Bemis led the HEAT to a second consecutive regional championship berth. The HEAT, who finished with a 17-7-4 record and were the District 14-1 champions, prepared for a solid postseason run by playing a number schools in larger classifications. Ten of those games came against opponents from either Classes 2A or 3A. "What epitomized this team, what made it happen, was love, how much they loved each other. This team was passionate for each other and they played for each other every day. They never, ever stopped playing. We always play up and a lot of those bigger schools call us because we never stop. We had seven games where we came from behind because they just didn't stop. They were a humble team and their efforts bore fruit," Bemis said.

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