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Posted: Friday, Jun. 22, 2012

Catholic’s Cline tops All-Observer girls soccer team

By Langston Wertz Jr.
Published in: High School Honors
  • 2012 All Observer Girls Soccer Team

    First Team

    GK: Marnie Merritt, Hough, So.: All-state pick had 16 shutouts and a 0.41 goals-against average for the N.C. 4A state champions and No. 1 team in ESPN’s national poll.

    D: Jenna Weston, Lake Norman, Jr.: All-state and team defensive MVP was part of 13 shutouts; committed to Clemson.

    D: Colleen Meyer, Cox Mill, Jr.: Had four goals and five assists this season; all-state pick was South Piedmont Conference player of the year.

    D: Taylor Dove, Marvin Ridge, Sr: All-state, all-conference and all-region pick helped the Mavericks to a 17-4-2 record and N.C. 3A quarterfinal appearance.

    MF: Aaliyah Jackson, South Iredell, Sr.: 37 goals and 14 assists this season for 2A all-state pick. Jackson is a four-year starter and part of a team that was 42-0 in league play in her career. Signed with Pfeiffer.

    MF: Hannah Robinson, Hough, Sr.: All-state pick had 16 goals, 14 assists. Will play at Middlebury College in Vermont.

    MF: Taylor Waters, Lake Norman, Sr.: Wake Forest signee is team MVP and an all-state pick who set a school record for career goals (94).

    MF: Adriene Reavis, East Lincoln, Sr.: Center midfielder had school-record 28 goals and 14 assists. All-state pick also holds school career scoring record.

    F: Jane Cline, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.: Observer player of the year had 41 goals and 17 assists. Repeats on first team All-Observer.

    F: Kendall Fischlein, Lake Norman, Jr.: All-state pick was team offensive MVP. Wake Forest recruit had 18 goals and 19 assists and broke school record for career assists (48).

    F: Allison Stearns, Hough, Sr.: 22 goals and 20 assists for all-state pick and I-Meck 4A player of the year.

    Player of the year: Cline, Charlotte Catholic

    Coach of the year: David Smith, Hough

    Second Team

    GK: Morgan Luckie, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.; D: Michaela Stowe, Ashbrook, Sr.; D: Katie Kurtz, Central Academy, Sr.; D: Amanda Transou, Hibriten, Jr.; MF: Vicky Bruce, Cannon, Sr.; Caitlyn Rodrigues, Davidson Day, Jr.; MF: Logan Long, Cox Mill, Jr.; MF: Ashley Finke, Charlotte Latin, Jr.; F: Morgan Byrne, Hough, Sr.; Auburn Mercer, Weddington, Jr.; F: Hope Walker, Ardrey Kell, Sr.

    Third Team

    GK: Carolyn Huddy, Lake Norman Charter, Jr.; D: Lindsey Byrne, Hough, Sr.; D: Brianna Cuevas, Hough, Jr.; Haley King, Burns, Year NA; MF: Virginia Lingo, Weddington, So.; MF: Kelly Culicerto, Butler, Sr.; MF: Adelaide Cummings, Country Day, Jr.; F: Anna Dedmon, Thomas Jefferson, Jr; F: Emily Shuler, Myers Park, Sr.; F: Amma Okwara, Charlotte Latin, Sr.; F: Logan Vitale, Providence, Sr.

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    Charlotte Catholic’s Jane Cline is the 2012 All-Observer girls soccer player of the year.

    The Observer annually selects all-star teams in select sports throughout the season. Players must be nominated to earn a spot on the team by their coaches. A panel of Observer sportswriters selects the teams.

    Cline, a junior, led her team to a second straight N.C. 3A state finals appearance. Catholic won in 2011, when Cline was named game MVP. This season, Catholic lost 2-1 to Jacksonville White Oak in the 2012 championship game last month.

    Cline had the Cougars’ lone goal.

    Cline finished the season with 41 goals and 17 assists, to go with 24 goals and 11 assists she had as a sophomore.

    Cline, a N.C. coaches all-state pick for the second straight year, also repeats on the All-Observer first team.

    The All-Observer coach of the year is Hough’s David Smith. Smith took the second-year school to a No. 1 national ranking from ESPN and the Sweet 16 championship as well.

    Hough, then No. 2 in the nation, upset previously unbeaten Morrisville Green Hope 2-1 in the N.C. 4A state championship game last month. Hough finished 26-0-1 and won 25 straight games.

    •  Cline and Smith double as the All-Mecklenburg player and coach of the year.

    •  The All-Region player of the year is Lake Norman’s Taylor Waters, a Wake Forest recruit and all-state pick who broke her school’s career record for goals (94). The All-Region coach of the year is Cuthbertson’s Nathan Wade. Wade led the Cavaliers to the state finals in his first season. Cuthbertson won the 2011 state championship when Wade was an assistant to then coach Nelson Garner.

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