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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' SOCCER: FAIRBROTHER HEADLINES ALL-STSR GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM (2023-12-01)

By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
It’s not ordinary that a goalie is the player of the year for an all-star team, but then again what Ava Fairbrother did this season for Horseheads was anything but ordinary.

The Blue Raiders senior goalie had 91 saves on the season, many of them of the spectacular fashion, as Horseheads won their first division title in 13 years, reaching the STAC final.

Fairbrother was a STAC All-Conference all-star this year for the second straight season and she is the all-Southern Tier Sports Report Player of the Year and Goalie of the Year.

Elmira’s Mia Capilli had 11 goals and three assists this year, helping the Express win a sectional title and she is the offensive player of the year.

Katie Miley of Horseheads was a force on both offense and defense for the Blue Raiders this year and she is the defensive player of the year. Miley was the backbone of the Horseheads defense, while also scoring nine goals on offense.

Horseheads’ Maddie Ribble had nine goals as a freshman, tying for the team scoring lead, and she is the newcomer of the year.

After Horseheads won the division title, reached the STAC final and sectional semifinals and coach Lee Spencer is the coach of the year.

We have an Elite 8 all-star team of the top eight players in the area and then there is an all-star first and second team and rookie team.

TERRIFIC 10
* Fairbrother: 91 saves this year. Two-time all-STAC selection. This year’s all-STSR Player and goalie of the year. Helped Horseheads to the STAC West title.

* Capilli: 11 goals and three assists this year. A STAC all-conference all-star. This year’s all-STSR Offensive Player of the Year.

* Miley: A force on defense, and also had nine goals offensively this year. A STAC all-conference all-star. This year’s all-STSR Defensive Player of the Year.

Makenna Keough, ND: Had 17 goals and seven assists for the Crusaders this year. An IAC all-star.

Grace Robertson, Corning: A STAC all-conference all-star. Had six goals this year. She played every position except goalie.

Lilia Mack, Corning: A STAC all-conference all-star. Was the glue in the midfield for the Hawks. She played almost every single minute of the season.

Ashaya Wallace, Elmira: A force defensively for Elmira as the Express won a sectional title. A STAC all conference all-star.

Emma Kamas, Horseheads: Set a single-season school record with 13 assists this year. A force in the midfield for the Blue Raiders. An all-conference STAC all-star.

Megan Wolf, Horseheads: A force defensively for the Blue Raiders this year. A STAC Division all-star.

MK Young, Notre Dame: Had 18 goals and seven assists for the Crusaders this year. An IAC all-star.

GIRLS
POY
: Ava Fairbrother, Horseheads
OPOY: Mia Capilli, Elmira
DPOY: Katie Miley, Horseheads
NEWCOMER OF YEAR: Maddie Ribble, Horseheads
GOALIE OF YEAR: Ava Fairbrother, Horseheads
COACH OF THE YEAR: Lee Spencer, Horseheads

TERRIFIC 10
Fairbrother
Capilli
Miley
Makenna Keough
Grace Robertson
Lilia Mack
Wallace
Emma Kamas
Wolf
Young

FIRST TEAM
Fairbrother
Capilli
Miley
Keough
Robertson
Mack
Wallace
Young
Ribble
Sophia ReSue, Corning
Kamas
Wolf
Addison Taft, Elmira
Issy Enright, Horseheads

2ND TEAM
Amanda Stephens, Corning
Leila Ianovici, Corning
Maggie Calkins, Corning
Caitlin Yearick, Horseheads
Lily Rice, Elmira
Sloane Moss, Elmira
Emily Klotz, Elmira
Caitlyn Slavin, Horseheads
Maddy Fargo, ND
Ellie Green, ND
Jhamairah Maxwell, ND

ROOKIE TEAM
Ribble
Lia Mazalli, Corning
Ruby Squier, Corning
McKenna Kempton, Corning
Caitlyn Wagner (New to goaltending)
Ryleigh Ogden Jr.
Kylie Stickler Jr.


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