East-West girl’s soccer rosters and bios

Posted by Andy Durham on July 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

2009 East-West All-Star Games
Women’s Soccer Rosters

East Team

# Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
1 Alyssa Bearden F 5-7 Cary Panther Creek
2 Megan Brigman MF 5-8 Laurinburg Scotland
3 Taylor Brown MF 5-7 Raleigh Broughton
4 Carrie Dail F 5-5 Hubert Swansboro
5 Jennifer Doucette MF 5-7 Raleigh Wakefield
6 Berit Hansen GK 5-11 New Bern New Bern
7 Molly Hrudka MF 5-5 Chapel Hill East Chapel Hill
8 Catherine Knell D 5-6 Wilmington Hoggard
9 Erin Koballa MF 5-6 Wrightsville Beach New Hanover
10 Barkley Minton F 5-7 Raleigh Broughton
11 McKenzie Porter D 5-4 Raleigh Sanderson
12 Katlin Povich F 5-6 New Bern New Bern
13 Meagan Proper MF 5-5 Garner Garner Magnet
14 Stephanie Rose F 5-3 Jacksonville White Oak
15 Carrie Talbert D 5-4 Wilmington New Hanover
16 Alisha Woodson D 5-10 Wake Forest WF-Rolesville

Coach: Kenny Simmons (Lumberton HS)

West Team

# Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
1 Erin Cable GK 5-3 McLeansville Northeast Guilford
2 Ashley Adler M 5-3 Greensboro Page
3 Clara Chandler M 5-7 Burlington Williams
4 Katie Douglas D 5-2 Asheville AC Reynolds
5 Bess Goodman F 5-5 Greensboro Grimsley
6 Kristen Haney GK 6-0 Charlotte Charlotte Catholic
7 Lindsey Gilbert F 5-4 Leasburg Bartlett Yancey
8 Kathryn (Kat) Lenhart M 5-7 Fairview AC Reynolds
9 Samantha McVeigh D 5-10 Charlotte Charlotte Catholic
10 Christin Newman D 5-5 Greensboro Page
11 Cissy Nitz M 5-3 Greensboro Bishop McGuin.
12 Lindsey Nusdeo D 5-6 Greensboro Western Guilford
13 Mary Reinhardt F 5-2 Winston-Salem Mount Tabor
14 Callie Simpkins M 5-8 Concord NW Cabarrus
15 Erin Walker D 5-4 Chapel Hill Northwood
16 Claire O’Keeffe F 5-7 Greensboro Western Guilford

Coach: Jim Pielow (Northeast Guilford HS)

2009 Women’s Soccer

East Team

Alyssa Bearden
Allyssa…Panther Creek High…5-7…forward…coached by Todd Schuler…as senior, named All-State, All-Conferece, All-Region, Conference Player of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Region…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the College of Charleston where she will major in business administration…wants to pursue a career in market research…her mother is her role model…says “I’m really excited to play and am honored to be selected.”

Megan Brigman
Megan…Scotland High…5-8…midfielder…coached by Colin McDavid…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team MVP…scored 44 goals…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Region, team MVP…scored 48 goals…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Region, team Offensive Player of the Year, North State team…scored 43 goals…also named All-Conference, All-Region, and Conference Player of the Year in basketball…named All-Conference in tennis…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in communications…wants to pursue a career in broadcasting…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is Danny Green…favorite pro athlete is Chipper Jones…says “I think it is a great opportunity to represent the East. I expect to meet other players and develop my game more.”

Taylor Brown
Taylor…Broughton High…5-7…midfielder…coached by Izzy Hernandez…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team captain…named to Clash of Carolinas All-Star Game …recipient of the Joel B. Long Award for Outstanding Athlete for Character, Leadership, and Sportsmanship…as junior, named All-Conference, Region 3 Public Team, Region 3 Pool Team, ODP National Camp Player…as sophomore, named All-Conference, USL Super Y ODP National Camp Player…Sports Medicine Excellence Award recipient…member of National Honor Society, FCA Leadership, honor roll…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the University of South Florida where she will major in physical education / sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a PE teacher, trainer, and coach…her father is her role model…favorite college athlete is Casey Nogueira…favorite pro athlete is Michelle Akers…says “I am honored to be chosen to play in the all-star game. I expect to make new friendships, enjoy great competition, and build lasting memories. My favorite verse: ‘I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength’ (Phil. 4:13).”

Carrie Dail
Carrie…Swansboro High…5-5…forward…coached by Doug Kidd…as senior, named All-State…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, All-Region, Conference Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Region, All- Area…also played basketball and was named All-Conference in cross country and track and field…member of National Honor Society, Interact Club, Student Council…plans to attend UNC Charlotte where she will major in secondary education…wants to pursue a career as a high school teacher…her favorite college athlete is Tobin Heath…favorite pro athlete is Christiano Ronaldo…says “I’m excited to get to play and expect to play against some great competition.”

Jennifer Doucette
Jennifer…Wakefield High…5-7…midfielder…coached by Scott Sloan…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Region, team captain…Excellence in Soccer Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference, team Defender of the Year…a sophomore, named team Defender of the Year…member of Science Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity…Honor Roll…Lamp of Knowledge Award recipient, Character Counts Award recipient, President’s Award for Academic Excellence recipient…plans to attend American University where she will major in environmental policy/international relations…says “I am excited to get the opportunity to play in the all-star game. I expect to have fun playing with/against the bets high school players is the state.”

Berit Hansen
Berit…New Bern High…5-11…goalkeeper…coached by Tim Guter…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team Most Outstanding Player… selected to play in the Clash of the Carolinas…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Sun-Journal’s Co-Player of the Year…member of National Honor Society, All-Academic Team…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with East Carolina University where she will major in pre-med…wants to pursue a career as a sports med doctor for a professional soccer team…her father is her role model…her favorite college athlete is her sister is Kelsey Hansen…favorite pro athlete is Cam Ward…says “I’m excited and honored to be selected to play in the all-star game! I hope to be able to increase my goal keeping skills and make some new friends!”

Molly Hrudka
Molly…East Chapel Hill High…5-5…midfielder…coached by Mark Kadlecik…as senior, named NCSAA Scholar All-American, All-State, team captain…scored 6 goals, 6 assists…as junior, named All-Conference, team captain…scored 2 goals, 5 assists…as sophomore, named team captain…scored 4 goals, 2 assists…Morehead Scholarship recipient…SGA senator…French Club president…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in biological sciences…Morven Ross is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Chris Paul…says “I am excited for the final celebration of our high school soccer careers.”

Catherine Knell
Catherine…Hoggard High…5-6…defender…coached by John Teller…as senior, named team captain…as junior, named All-Region, team captain…as sophomore, named All-Region…member of Order of the Viking…senior class president…National Honor Society treasurer…wants to pursue a career as a lawyer…her brother is her role model…favorite college athlete is Casey Barth…says “I’m excited to play and meet new girls. I hope to have fun and gain better knowledge of the game by playing with better girls.”

Erin Koballa
Erin…New Hanover High…5-6…midfielder…coached by Al Pastore…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, Wilmington Star News Player of the Year…scored 30 goals, 15 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, Wilmington Star News Player of the Year…scored 25 goals, 12 assists…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Conference, Wilmington Star News Player of the Year…scored 17 goals, 8 assists…holds school record for most goals and points scored in a career…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, FCA…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Duke University where she will major in pre-med…wants to pursue a career in sports medicine…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is David McClure…favorite pro athlete is Fernando Torres…says “I am really excited about playing with the top high school athletes in the state! I hope to experience a competitive and fun game.”

Barkley Minton
Barkley…Broughton High…5-7…forward…coached By Izzy Hernandez…as senior, named All-State…second leading scorer in state…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Super Y National Team…also competed in tennis and basketball…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in sports medicine…her Young Life leader Courtney is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I am very excited to be playing in the all-star game, and I’m expecting great competition.”

McKenzie Porter
McKenzie…Sanderson High…5-4…defender…coached by Todd Worley…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team captain…North /South Clash participant…as junior, named Academic All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University where she will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career in sports training…her parents are he role models…her favorite college athlete is Casey Nogueira…favorite pro athlete is Freddy Adu…says “I am excited about playing in the all-star game. I will gain by playing with and against the best players in North Carolina.”

Katlin Povich
Katlin…New Bern High…5-6…forward…coached by Tim Guter…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, Sun Journal Payer of the Year…a junior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Area…as sophomore, named All-Area, All-Conference, Sun Journal Co-Player of the Year…105 career goals…member of Interact Club, All-Academic Team…senior class vice president…plans to attend East Carolina University where she will major in biology…wants to pursue a career as a dentist or physical therapist…says “I expect to have fun, play a competitive game, and meet many girls I will be playing with or against in college.”

Meagan Proper
Meagan…Garner Magnet High…5-5…midfielder…coached by Connie Barnes…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-Academic…scored 14 goals, 11 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-Academic…scored 31 goals, 36 assists…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-Academic…scored 22 goals, 34 assists…scored 85 career goals and 101 creer assists…twice named Conference Offensive Player of the Year…member of Beta Club, Civitan Club…student council officer, student body treasurer, Junior Marshall, Distinguished Honor Graduate, North Carolina Scholar…plans to attend N.C. State University where she will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career in a management or marketing position for major sports company or team…her coach Connie Barnes is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Tim Tebow…favorite pro athlete is Phillip Rivers…says “I am very honored and excited to have the chance to play with such and elite group of players from across the state!”

Stephanie Rose
Stephanie…White Oak High…5-3…forward…coached by Buddy Carroll…as senior, named All-State, NCSCA Player of the Year, All-American, state championship MVP, Region I Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Region, Jacksonville Daily News All-Area, Jacksonville Daily News Area Soccer MVP,…scored 50 goals, 21 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, team MVP, Jacksonville Daily News Offensive Player of the Year, Jacksonville Daily News All-Area, championship game MVP…scored 44 goals, 17 assists…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Jacksonville Daily News All-Area…had 48 goals, 32 assists…also competed in track and field, finishing 2nd in the state in the 4×400 relay…member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Wilmington…plans to pursue a career in nursing, sports medicine, or orthopedics…her favorite pro athlete is David Beckham…says “This will be my last high school soccer event, and since I’m playing with some of my premiere team teammates, it will be great to share the field with them one final time. I expect to gain experience in playing with new teammates that I haven’t played with previously. It will be a great way to say goodbye to high school soccer.”

Carolyn Talbert
Carrie…New Hanover High…5-4…defender…coached by Al Pastore…as senior, named All-State…as junior, named All-Regional, team Most Valuable Defensive Player, East State Team, US Club National Soccer Champions…as sophomore, named All-Regional, All-Conference, East State Team, Most Valuable Team Player, team Most Valuable Defensive Player…named to Adidas Elite Soccer Program…also competed on the swim team…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, FCA…plans to attend Meredith College…wants to pursue a career in sports/exercise science or foods and nutrition…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansbrough…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I’m excited and honored to be playing in the all-star game. I am expecting to gain more experience and a challenge before college soccer begins.”

Alisha Woodson
Alisha…Wake Forest-Rolesville High…5-4…defender…coached by Bob Anderson…as senior, named All-State…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference….member of Key Club, Spanish Club…SAFE president…plans to attend Wake Forest University where she will major in journalism / Spanish…wants to pursue a career as an editor…her mother is her role model…her favorite college team is Wake Forest…favorite pro team is Manchester United…says “I think that this will be a cool thing to do before college soccer starts and hopefully a good bonding experience with girls I’ve been playing against all season.”

West Team

Ashley Adler
Ashley…Page High…5-3…midfielder…coached by Zach Osborne…as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of Young Life, Honor Roll…named AP Scholar…plans to attend the University of South Carolina…wants to pursue a career in medicine…says “I’m very excited, and I hope to have a lot of fun and meet new people.”

Erin Cable
Erin…Northeast Guilford High…5-3…goalkeeper…coached by Jim Pielow…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Best Defensive Player, Keeper of the Year…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Best Defensive Player, Keeper of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Regional…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Honor Roll…plans to attend N.C. State University where she plans to major in psychology…wants to pursue a career as a criminal profiler…her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Kerri Walsh…says “I’m excited to be playing in the game. I hope to gain good relations with people in the program.”

Clara Chandler
Clara…Williams High…5-7…midfielder…coached by Randy Wellford…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Academic All-Conference…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, Academic All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of National Honor Society, DREAM Team…Honor’s Graduate…NC Scholar, President’s Excellence Award recipient…plans to attend Appalachian State University where she will major in exercise science… her brother Trey Chandler is her role model…says “I am honored to be playing with the selected athletes from across North Carolina. Their athletic ability and high character are examples of excellence. I hope to gain new friendships and the pride that we have competed at the highest level together.”

Katie Douglas
Katie…A.C. Reynolds High…5-2…defender…coached by Patrick Gladys…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-WNC, All-Region, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, All-WNC…as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of National Honor Society…named NC Scholar…graduated Highest Honors…plans to attend Marquette University where she will major in biomedical sciences…wants to pursue a career as a pediatrician…her mother Diane Douglas is her role model…her favorite college athlete is her brother Eric Douglas…favorite pro athlete is Michelle Akers…says “I feel very privileged to have been selected to play in the all-star game, and I hope to make new friends and to represent my school and coach well.”

Lindsey Gilbert
Lindsey…Bartlett Yancey High…forward/midfielder…coached by Lynn Massey…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Offensive Player of the Year, team Most Outstanding Player…scored 36 goals…as junior, named All-Conference, Danville Register and Bee Player of the Year, team Most Outstanding Offensive Player…scored 42 goals…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Danville Register and Bee Player of the Year, team Most Outstanding Offensive Player…scored 42 goals…also 3-time female team MVP in cross country…member of Beta Club, Key Club, FFA, Student Government Association (vice president)…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where she will major in biology…wants to pursue a career in pediatric medicine…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is Tobin Heath…says she is “honored and very excited” to be playing in the all-star game and expects to gain “wonderful memories.”

Bess Goodman
Bess…Grimsley High…5-5…forward…coached by Herk DeGraw…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 7 goals, 12 assists…as junior, name All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 12 goals, 5 assists…member of national Honor Society…Scholar Athlete Award recipient…NCSAA/ adidas High School Scholar All-America Team…plans to attend the University of the South…her mother is her role model…her sister Carey is her favorite college athlete…says “I’m honored and excited to play in the all-star game with so many other accomplished players from around the state.”

Kristen Haney
Kristen…Charlotte Catholic High…6-0…goalkeeper…coached by Gary Hoilett…as senior, named to NCSCA Clash of the Carolinas team…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…NC ODP 91 Team…also played basketball…member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University…her favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansbrough…favorite pro athlete is Tiger Woods…says “I feel honored to be chosen. I am excited to play with and against some of the best girls in the state. I am hoping to learn more about the game and have fun.”

Kathryn Lenhart
Kat…A.C. Reynolds High…5-7…midfielder…coached by Patrick Gladys…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-WNC, Conference Player of the Year, team captain…selected to NC/SC Clash of the Carolinas Team…scored school record 33 goals in the season…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, All-WNC, Conference Player of the Year…JR/SR Showcase participant…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, All-WNC…JR/SR Showcase participant…member of National Honor Society…school 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year…graduated with Highest Honors…plans to attend Macalester College where she will major in Spanish and pre-med…wants to pursue a career as a pediatrician or teacher…says she is “excited” to be playing in the all-star game, and she wants “to have fun and learn by playing with and against all-star players.”

Samantha McVeigh
Sam…Charlotte Catholic High…5-10…defender…coached by Gary Hoilette…as senior, named All-State…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…also played basketball where she was named Rebounder of the Year as a sophomore and team MVP as a junior…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where she will major in pre-dentistry…wants to pursue a career as a dentist or something else in the medical field…her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Peyton Manning…says “I am very excited to compete with some of the best high school players in North Carolina, and I expect to play with and against a high level of soccer.”

Christin Newman
Christin…Page High…5-5…defender…coached by Zack Osborne…as senior, named All-State…as junior, named All-State, All-Area, All-Conference, Area Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Conference, Mellow Mushroom Tournament MVP…also was named All-State and All-Conference in tennis all four years…twice named school Female Athlete of the Year…member of National Honor Society, JCL, Pink Ribbon Club, Journalism…recipient of the Citizen Award, YWCA Girls in Sports Achievement Award…signed an athletic grant-in-aid to play tennis at Virginia Tech where she will major in engineering…wants to pursue a career in civil engineering…her favorite college athlete is Catherine Newman…favorite pro athlete is Roger Federer…says “I am very excited to get to participate and play against great competition; I hope just hope to have a lot of fun.”

Cecilia Nitz
Cissy…Bishop McGuinness Catholic High…5-3…midfielder…coached by Melissa Anderson…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-County, school Female Athlete of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…also twice named Conference Runner of the Year and 4-times named All-State in cross country…named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference in track and field…member of National Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University…says “I am looking forward to playing with players I haven’t played with before.”

Lindsey Nusdeo
Lindsey…Western Guilford High…5-6…defender…coached by George Kennedy…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, Defensive Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area, All-Region, Defensive Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Region…also competed in volleyball and was named All-Conference in basketball…member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes…plans to attend Elon University…her favorite college athlete is Anthony Nusdeo…favorite pro athlete is Apollo Ohno.

Claire O’Keeffe
Claire…Western Guilford High…5-6…forward…coached by George Kennedy…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as junior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference…scored 84 career goals and had 76 career assists…6-time state champion with the 90 Twisters Green Team – team captain… member of the 91 NC ODP team for 5 years…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University…her role model is Chris Brewer…her favorite college athlete is her brother EJ O’Keeffe…favorite pro athlete is David Urlacher…says “I am very pleased to be asked to participate in the all-star game. It will be fun to play with high school and club teammates in one last soccer match.”

Mary Reinhardt
Mary…Mount Tabor High…5-2…forward…coached by Keith Donnelly…as junior, named All-State, All-Region Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-County… scored 25 goals, 15 assists…plans to attend Appalachian State University where she will major in sports management…her father is her role model…says “I feel very honored to be selected for this game and to play. I expect to gain more experience from playing with higher level girls.”

Caroline Simpkins
Callie…Northwest Cabarrus High…5-8…forward…coached by Harold Van Klahr…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, team captain and MVP…scored 27 goals, 12 assists…as junior, named All-State, All-South, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, team captain and MVP…scored 29 goals, 9 assists…as sophomore, named All-Conference…scored 20 goals…was also named All-Conference and was the Coach’s Award recipient in basketball…member of National Honor Society…named Outstanding Senior…Homecoming Queen…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Duke University…would like to pursue a career in the WPS League…her favorite college athlete is her sister, Emmy Simpkins…favorite pro athlete is Carli Lloyd…says “I’m always up for playing good soccer and meeting new people.”

Erin Walker
Erin…Northwood High…5-4…midfielder…coached by Jack Middleton…as senior, named NCHSAA Scholar Athlete, team co-captain…Coach’s Award recipient…as junior, named Scholar Athlete…as sophomore, named Scholar Athlete…also played volleyball, where she was named Most Improved Player, and tennis…member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society (secretary), Art Honor Society…North Carolina Academic Scholar…Key Club scholarship recipient…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill…wants to pursue a career that involves travel…says “I am excited and hope to meet new people and grow and learn as a soccer player.”


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