• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Lady Jackets soccer has seven Academic All State members


MAKAYLA DEVORE holds the Jacket of the Year Award at the team awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov 9.(Photo submitted)

The Lady Jackets' soccer team held their awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov 8 at Castle Post. Coach Brad Turpin announced that seven players from the high school team were named Academic All-State and nine players were named as honorable mentions. Ava Crawford, Jasmine Collins, Kristen Jordan, Emma Oberlander, Isabella Sarantonio, Savannah Karbach and Raegan Gilbery were all named to the Academic All-State team. Sydney Beavers, Shelbi Morrison, Mackenzie Tucker, Carter Hays, Maddie Martinez, Isabel Taylor, Lauren Rankin, Makayla Devore and Ashton Moore were named honorable mentions.

The team handed out its own awards for the season as well. On the JV side, Isabella Sarantonio was named the winner of the Golden Boot award. Abigail Wooten was the winner of the Playmaker Award. Meghan Denton was awarded Defensive Player of the Year and the Workhorse Award was given to Emily Vieyra. There were co-winners in the Coach's Award. DeAnna Burns and Ashley Gonzalez both were recipients of the Award.

The Varsity Award winners were highlighted by Mackenzie Tucker winning the Golden Boot. The Silver Boot was awarded to Shelbi Morrison. Emma Oberlander won the Playmaker award and Makayla Devore won Defensive Player Of The Year and the Yellow Jacket Award. Jasmine Collins and Lauren Rankin were winners of the Versatility Award and Tiffany Royster won the Coach's Award. Raegan Gilbert took home the Workhorse Award and Emma Oberlander was awarded the Driven to Achieve Trophy. Carter Hays won the Young Player of Promise Award.

Devore and Tucker were also named KHSAA Region 11 second team. The highlight of the evening was when last season's winner of the Yellow Jacket Award, Camryn Pictor honored Devore with the Yellow Jacket Award.

“Last year I was honored to receive this award from Natalie Hagan,” said Pictor. “This award is about a student-athlete that completely embodies what it means to be a Woodford County soccer player. Hard work in the classroom, being a great teammate, leader and role model for the rest of the team. This year the young lady who is receiving this award could not be more fitting. There is no one that deserves this award more than she does.”

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