Five earn first-team all-state honors
BECKLEY – The West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state soccer teams and 21 local athletes were recognized.
Five players received first-team honors – Brooke’s Michaela Hinerman in Class AAA; and Weirton Madonna’s Rachel and Leanna Grubbs and Weir High’s Alyssa Shingle and Alex Hannah in Class AA-A.
Hinerman, a senior, led the Bruins to a 16-4-2 season.
“Michaela is a terrific player and one of the best forwards in the state of West Virginia,” Brooke coach Lee Weppler said after the Bruins dropped a 3-2 decision to Parkersburg South in the sectional final.
The Grubbs sisters are juniors. Rachel was a second-team all-state selection a year ago and Leanne honorable mention.
Shingle finished her Red Riders career with 74 goals and 43 assists. She was an all-state honorable mention selection a year ago and as a freshman and led Weir High to a 14-7 record this season.
Hannah was a four-year letterman and starter for the Red Riders. He was an honorable mention all-state a year ago.
Brooke sophomore midfielder Cheyenne Hudson is a second-team selection, as is Madonna’s Hannah Bargar and Weir’s Morgan Cassels and Mett Tenaglio.
Cassels was a second-team choice her sophomore year and honorable mention the other three seasons. Bargar was an honorable mention choice last year.
Brooke senior defender Erin Conaway and freshman midfielder Leile Hannaoui earned honorable mention selections this season.
Also gaining honorable mention all-state status for the girls are Madonna senior forward Alayna Macaluso and Oak Glen’s Casey Highfield (senior, goalie), Gabi Lemley (senior, forward), Shania Helmick (senior, defender) and Desi Davis (freshman, midfield).
For the boys, were Oak Glen’s Chris Bailey (senior, defender), Cullenn Bennett (senio, midfield) and Devin Polen (senior, foward) and Weir’s Kristian Fuchs (junior, defender).