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All-Pinellas County girls soccer team

Girls player of the year

F Gina Hayduke, Sr., Seminole

With several starters from the 2010-11 state semifinalist team graduated, Hayduke not only took on the bulk of the offensive load but also had to provide leadership. She did both, scoring 25 goals. Much like last season, she came on when her team needed her the most, scoring all three goals in a district semifinal win over Tarpon Springs. She did more than just score. She was an all-around dynamo teams had to account for throughout a game. About the only thing she was not able to do was lead the Warhawks back to the state final four. Hayduke tore the posterior collateral ligament in her knee and strained a calf muscle in the region semifinal. The injury prevented her from playing in the region final, which Seminole lost.

Most impressive accomplishment: In her career, Hayduke had 97 goals, including 61 her past two seasons. She was aiming to break the school record of 100 and might have had a chance had she not been injured.

Did you know? Hayduke was touted as a basketball player in middle school, so much that other coaches wanted to know where she was playing in high school and had an impressive performance at a camp as an eighth-grader. She would have played basketball in high school if the season had not coincided with soccer.

What's next: Hayduke has signed with USF and will play in the fall. Currently, she is playing club soccer and getting ready for the state cup.

First team

F Kaitlin Parker, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic: Finished with 37 goals and 15 assists for state semifinalist.

F Kelly Phipps, Jr., Palm Harbor University: Most consistent scoring threat for the Hurricanes down the stretch.

F Jordyn Turner, Jr., Seminole: Teamed with Hayduke to provide Warhawks with 1-2 scoring punch.

M Alex Alberdi, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic: Team's top scorer in the postseason had 22 goals and 16 assists this season.

M Paige Lombard, Sr., Palm Harbor University: Miami recruit provided toughness on defense and crisp passes.

M Alyssa Rosati, Sr., Countryside: Versatile player who could line up anywhere on the field but played mostly as midfielder.

D Renee Huy, Sr., Palm Harbor University: Came back from injuries to help Hurricanes stifle opponents in the postseason.

D Alyssa McHenry, Sr., Seminole: Spearheaded defense that was solid all season.

D Sydney Nelson, Sr., East Lake: Her quickness allowed her to stay with the top scorers.

D Katy Pelton, Sr., St. Petersburg: Tireless worker with incredible instincts in the back.

GK: Maggie Dalessio, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Despite playing with many new starters, Dalessio still came through with the big stop.

Coach of the year

Steve Kuplicki, Seminole: In his final season, Kuplicki overcame the loss of several starters to guide the Warhawks to a district title and a berth in the region final.

Second team

F Madison Del Duca, Jr., East Lake

F Kristy Legoas, Sr., East Lake

F Cassidy Reich, Fr., Osceola

M Amanda Byrne, Sr., East Lake

M Anja Decker, Sr., Palm Harbor University

M Alex Glunt, Jr., Seminole

D Meghan Dodge, Sr., East Lake

D Angelina Kincy, Jr., Osceola

D Kelly Shanahan, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic

D Alicia Tyler, Sr., Seminole

GK Morgan Lorenti, Sr., Palm Harbor University

Honorable mention

Boca Ciega: Amanda Douglas, Josefina Hernandez, Angie Reinhart; Clearwater: Katie Pederson, Lauren Sommerville; Clearwater Central Catholic: Kaitlin Englert; Countryside: Riley Narum; Dixie Hollins: Alexis Bak, Lauren Burkett, Kerri Hudson; Dunedin: Kailey Brandmaier; East Lake: Delaney Lester, Ashleigh Linse; Gibbs: Imani Bryant, Emaline Salvo; Lakewood: Melissa Dones, Katie Lally; Largo: Ashley Blanchard, Kennedy Flynn; Northeast: Raquel Hauss, Alyssa Huertas, Rachel Moore, Taylor Phillips; Northside Christian: Carolina Barnett, Courtney Sipes; Osceola: Kristen Brittain, Ashlyn Irwin, Samantha Pifer, Tara Thomas, Alison Watkins; Palm Harbor University: Nicole Naclerio; Seminole: Jackie Aiosa; St. Petersburg: Allie Coad, Caroline Krueger, Annelise Naftzger, Christina Rosetti; St. Petersburg Catholic: Hannah Dawkins, Erin Hillman; Shorecrest: Sophia Ginocchio; Tarpon Springs: Katie Badger, Maria Pseftelis, Allysa Young

All-Pinellas County girls soccer team 03/17/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 17, 2012 10:03pm]
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