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Prep Soccer: Sonnenberg takes top honors in NCOSA girls picks

TIFFIN — League champion Van Buren took two of the top awards as the North Central Ohio Soccer Association released its girls all-conference selections on Sunday.
Van Buren’s Kayla Sonnenberg was named the NCOSA Player of the Year while Van Buren’s Tom Piccirillo and Upper Sandusky’s Chelsea Porter shared the league’s coach of the year award.
Sonnenberg, a senior midfielder, scored 19 goals with four assists to lead Van Buren to a 14-5 record, the NCOSA championship and a spot in the district finals for the first time in school history.
Teammate Kristen Tropf, Bluffton’s Jill Steinmetz and Liberty-Benton’s Jana Fish were also first-team selections at midfield. Liberty-Benton’s Kayla Trevino and Jessica Selhorst, Upper Sandusky’s Sarah Rall and Van Buren’s Nichole Miller were first teamers at forward.
RIverdale’s Kristen Evans and Bluffton’s Rachel Yoder earned first-team honors as defenders.

First Team
MIDFIELD — Kayla Sonnenberg, sr., Van Buren; Kristen Tropf., sr., Van Buren; Jill Steinmetz, jr., Bluffton; Jana Fish, jr., Liberty-Benton. FORWARD — Kayla Trevino, jr., Liberty-Benton; Sarah Rall, jr., Upper Sandusky; Jessica Selhorst, jr., Liberty-Benton; Nichole Miller, soph., Van Buren. DEFENDER — Kristen Evans, jr., Riverdale; Rachel Yoder, sr., Bluffton.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR —  Kayla Sonnenberg, Van Buren
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR —  Tom Piccirillo, Van Buren;  Chelsea Porter, Upper Sandusky
Second Team
MIDFIELD — Sydney Stuck, sr., Liberty-Benton; Samantha Johnson, jr., Liberty-Benton; Tiffany Wright, jr., Riverdale; Annbel Pinkney, jr., Ada . DEFENDER — Erica Frantz, sr., Cory-Rawson; Michaela Conkle, sr., Van Buren; Casey Frey, sr., Riverdale. GOALKEEPER — Keely Stover, jr., Upper Sandusky; Breanne Parish, jr., Riverdale. FORWARD —- Jaime Calvin, soph., Upper Sandusky; Marisa Burkett, sr., Liberty-Benton.
Honorable Mention
GOALKEEPER — Ariel Rall, sr., Ada; Kaitlyn Hanrahan, jr., Liberty-Benton; Rachel Wymer, soph., goalkeeper. MIDFIELD — Van Buren:  Taylor Gilliland, fr., Van Buren; Gabbi McCracken, fr., Van Buren; Madi Endicott, jr, Van Buren; Karli Leugers, sr., Bluffton; Allison Moser, soph., Upper Sandusky. DEFENDER — Molly Siferd, jr., Liberty-Benton; Lauren Marshall, soph., Liberty-Benton; Morgan Flick, sr., Van Buren; Heather Clark, sr., Van Buren; Molly Moser, jr., Bluffton; Kylee Barnett, sr., Bluffton. DEFENDER — Ally Heuther, fr., Cory-Rawson; Kelsey Bailey, jr., Riverdale.