High School Soccer

All-Whatcom County Girls’ Soccer Capsules

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

KIM HAZLETT

School: Squalicum

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

What she did: Scored 27 goals, which ranked second in the Northwest Conference. ... Added five assists. ... Scored multiple goals in eight games, including a hat trick in Squalicum’s 5-0 win over Olympic in the opening round of state. ... Scored a goal in every state tournament game, including the game-tying goal in the championship. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

FIRST TEAM

EMMA BRICE

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

Position: Defender

What she did: Scored only one goal for the Red Raiders, but was the strongest one-on-one defender on the team. ... In three matchups against Squalicum, Brice matched up with Kim Hazlett and held her to only one total goal. ... Part of a squad that only allowed 24 goals in 19 games. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

BROOKE BAKER

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

Position: Midfield

What she did: Led the Red Raiders with 15 goals and three assists, netting hat tricks on three occasions (against Meridian, Nooksack Valley and Mount Baker). ... Helped Bellingham to an 11-7-1 record, 9-2-1 in conference, good for second place in the Northwest Conference. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

CARLY BANNERMAN

School: Ferndale

Year: Senior

Position: Defender

What she did: Strong defender at the back of Ferndale’s lineup. ... Senior captain and leader of a Golden Eagles team that went 12-6-2 and won two district games for the first time in school history. ... Recorded one assist. ... Will be going to NCAA Division II Saint Martin’s University to play soccer next year. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

JORDIN BARTEL

School: Ferndale

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

What she did: Finished fourth in the Northwest Conference with 23 goals. ... Added five assists. ... Endless amount of energy at the top of the Golden Eagles’ attack. ... Helped Ferndale to a 12-6-2 record and two district game wins. ... Will be attending NCAA Division II Western Oregon University to play soccer next season. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

SARAH BYRON

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

Position: Midfielder

Whate she did: Part of the glue that kept linked Squalicum’s strong defense with its outstanding offense. ... Scored four goals and recorded two assists. ... Helped the Storm win conference and district titles and go on to win its first Class 2A state title. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

JULIA DEVERE

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

Position: Midfielder

Whate she did: Part of the glue that kept linked Squalicum’s strong defense with its outstanding offense. ... Scored two goals and recorded five assists. ... Helped the Storm win conference and district titles and go on to win its first Class 2A state title. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

JACKIE DIERDORFF

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

Position: Defender

Whate she did: A key fixture in a Squalicum defense that yielded only 10 goals all season. ... Also showed an ability to set up teammates, logging seven assists to go with her two goals. ... Helped the Storm win conference and district titles and its first Class 2A state title. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

KIM DORR

School: Squalicum

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

What she did: Scored 20 goals, which ranked fifth in the Northwest Conference. ... Biggest goal came in the championship game, when she netted the game-winner with just six minutes left in regulation. ... Also added seven assists for a team that led the NWC with 95 goals. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

SARA DOUGAN

School: Lynden Christian

Year: Senior

Position: Defender

What she did: A tall (6-foot-4), intimidating defender at the back of Lynden Christian’s stingy defense who was consistently won balls out of the air. ... Took set pieces for the Lyncs and added three goals and an assist . .... Helped the Lyncs record three shutouts. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

PEYTON FULLNER

School: Lynden

Year: Sophomore

Position: Midfielder

Whate she did: A dynamic youngster who burst on the scene by leading the Lions with 12 goals and five assists. ... Helped Lynden go 6-5-5, the team just missed qualifying for the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

SYDNEY GOSPODINOVICH

School: Meridian

Year: Sophomore

Position: Goalkeeper

What she did: A very passive goalkeeper, who can make the best of any technical save. ... Take away Bellingham’s two big days against the Trojans (11 total goals) and Meridian allowed 23 goals this season. ... Recorded seven shutouts as she led the Trojans to a state quarterfinal. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

DEVIN GRAHN

School: Sehome

Year: Junior

Position: Midfielder

What she did: The Mariners didn’t necessarily have any “stars” due to the player’s ever-changing roles, but Grahn still managed to tally 11 goals and six assists. ... A bright, soccer-smart player, who scored multiple goals in two games. ... Helped Sehome to a 11-7-2 record and state tournament appearance. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

MIA HODGES

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

Position: Midfielder

What she did: Another senior leader and heart of the Red Raiders’ midfield. ... Scored four goals and added three assists. ... Like Hattie North, struggled with injuries during the playoffs and it was obvious when she wasn’t on the field. ... Helped Bellingham to a 11-7-1 record and second-place conference finish. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

HALEY HOLLANDER

School: Lynden Christian

Year: Junior

Position: Midfielder

What she did: Lyncs’ central midfielder, distributor and leading goalscorer. ... Tallied 14 scores, while adding two assists. ... Scored the Lyncs’ lone goal in district’s opening round shootout win. ... Scored multiple goals in games against Mount Baker (twice), Blaine and Nooksack Valley. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

EMILY HOLT

School: Lynden

Year: Junior

Position: Goalkeeper

What she did: Selected the All-Northwest Conference first-team goalkeeper. ... Was a big part of a Lions’ squad that allowed only 16 goals — second to only Squalicum. ... Recorded six shutouts, as the Lions went 6-5-5, falling just short of the postseason.

PAYTON LUNDE

School: Meridian

Year: Sophomore

Position: Forward

What she did: Led the Trojans’ high-scoring offense with 12 goals and 10 assists. ... Scored multiple goals in four games. ... Helped the Trojans, who scored 60 goals in 20 games, to a state quarterfinal appearance. ... A speedy wing for the Trojans, who had a knack for finding the back of the net. ... Selected second team All-NWC.

JANESSA MURPHY

School: Meridian

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

What she did: Tied for the team-high with 12 goals while adding seven assists for a Trojans’ team that scored 60 goals in 20 games. ... Tallied a goal and two assists in the first round of the state tournament — a 3-1 win over Seattle Christian. ... Speedy wing, who linked up with Payton Lunde well.

HATTIE NORTH

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

Position: Midfielder

What she did: A senior leader for the Red Raiders and a workhorse in the middle of the field. ... Scored only one goal, but her impact was most noticeable when she struggled with injuries in the playoffs, as the Red Raiders squeaked by Archbishop Murphy and then lost back-to-back games to Squalicum and Sehome. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

MICHELLE SAUNDERS

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

Position: Defender

What she did: After switching from holding midfielder to central defender after early season injuries to Storm defenders, Saunders bolstered a back line that only allowed 12 goals. ... Took set pieces for Squalicum and added a league-leading 19 assists, including four in the state tournament. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

BRYCE SHERIF

School: Sehome

Year: Junior

Position: Defender

What she did: Strong part of Sehome’s defense, which only allowed 29 goals. ... Helped Sehome to a state tournament appearance. ... Scored six goals, which ranked third on the team, and added three assists. ... Biggest game came in a 4-3 win over Bellingham with a hat trick.

TORI VANDEHOEF

School: Nooksack Valley

Year: Senior

Position: Midfielder

What she did: Pioneers scored 29 goals this season — 25 by Tori Vandehoef. ... Ranked third in the Northwest Conference in goals scored and added one assist. ... Scored multiple goals in eight games. ... Frequently double and triple teamed and still found ways to score. ... Selected first team All-NWC.

COACH OF THE YEAR

DAVID KISH

School: Squalicum

What he did: Led the Storm to its first state championship, finishing the year 23-0-1. ... Completed the trophy sweep, winning the regular season Northwest Conference crown, the Class 2A Northwest District title and the 2A state championship.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Nicole Carlson, Sehome

Julia DeVere, Squalicum

Jackie Dierdorff, Squalicum

Payton Fowler, Squalicum

Peyton Fullner, Lynden

Kayla Heidenreich, Bellingham

Morgan Jones, Bellingham

Lexi McKinnon, Meridian

Stephanie Mindnich, Sehome

Rachel Neher, Ferndale

Lyla Pagnotta, Sehome

Ashley Quesada, Blaine

Jayme Smits, Lynden

Ryley Zapien, Meridian

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