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All-Observer 2014: Girls’ soccer

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com
 0514prepsoccer
Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
Hough High goalie Marnie Merritt allowed only nine goals all season in leading the Huskies to a state title.

First Team

F: Blair Anderes, Myers Park, Jr.: All-state forward had 29 goals, 12 assists, being heavily recruited by Charlotte, Georgia, Ole Miss and more.

F: Chandler Arrowood, Weddington, Sr.: Western Carolina signee made big plays consistently with 26 goals, 28 assists for 3A state runner-up Warriors.

F: Lauren Lucas, Providence Day, Jr.: All-state selection led Chargers with 16 goals, Dartmouth commit.

F: Julia Grainda, Community School of Davidson, So.: All-state pick led Spartans with 23 goals, broke her leg in 1A state semifinal, has 43 goals in two seasons.

F: Maggie Wadsworth, Weddington, So.: Emerged as an all-state playmaker for Warriors with 31 goals, 24 assists.

M: Courtney Carroll, Hough, Sr.: All-state pick, Ole Miss signee led Husky offense with 29 goals, 21 assists.

M: Virginia McNeill, Myers Park, Sr.: All-state senior, four-year starter powered a Mustang offense that produced 145 goals with 24 scores, nine assists, Samford University signee.

M: Ellie Deaver, Providence, Jr.: Charlotte 49ers’ commit had a school-record 30 goals, earned all-state honors.

M: Amanda Karlsson, Lake Norman, Sr.: All-state performer, Ole Miss signee had 17 goals, 20 assists, also in the U20 Swedish National team pool.

M: Cannon Clough, Charlotte Latin, Sr.: Charlotte 49ers’ signee led Hawks with 17 goals, 11 assists, an all-state pick as she shifted from defense to the midfield.

D: Megan Goodling, Myers Park, Jr.: Davidson commit was the “heart” of stingy Mustang defense, all-state pick.

D: Justine Lockman, Lake Norman, Sr.: Another Charlotte 49ers’ signee, all-state defender also had five goals, four assists.

D: Jessie Herfurth, Hickory, Sr.: All-state defender also Northwest 3A/4A conference player of the year.

D: Rebecca Kuzmanovich, Community School of Davidson, Jr.: Spartans’ team captain, all-state performer was big part of a defense that had 10 shutouts in 19 games.

GK: Marnie Merritt, Hough, Sr.: All-American, all-state, Ole Miss signee was off the charts in goal again with 21 shutouts in 27 games, allowed only nine goals all season.

Second Team

F: Anna Estep, Cannon, Sr.

F: Riley Kane, Lake Norman Charter, Sr.

F: Lindsey Tully, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.

F: Erin Settle, Mooresville, Sr.

F/M: Cassidy Parker, Fort Mill, Sr. and Claire Cabaniss, Burns, Sr..

M: Jessica Hayes, Newton Conover, So.

M: Lauren Ellis, Providence, So.

M: Morgan Mosack, Providence Day, Sr.

M: Emily Hilliard, Weddington, So.

M/D: Perry Zollicoffer, Charlotte Latin, Jr. and Amanda Hall, St. Stephens, Sr.

D: Hailey Wright, South Iredell, Jr.

D: Amy Marston, Ardrey Kell, Sr.

D: Kiersten Peck, Sun Valley, Sr.

D: Hannah Pressley, Parkwood, Sr.

GK: Grayson Cameron, Hickory, So. and Sydney Hall, Bandys, Jr.

Coach of the year: David Smith, Hough

Player of the year: Marnie Merritt, Hough

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