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The Mirror's 2011 All-City Girls Soccer Team

Beamer junior Jenny Hoefel was named the MVP of the SPSL South Division after scoring 18 goals and seven assists. - Mirror file photo
Beamer junior Jenny Hoefel was named the MVP of the SPSL South Division after scoring 18 goals and seven assists.
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Lindsey Dahl, Jefferson

The senior was truly a goal-scoring machine for the Raiders during her stellar career. Dahl finished this season with an amazing 28 goals and five assists for TJ in just 18 matches. In total, the Raiders scored 41 goals during the season and their second-highest goal scorer finished the year with three. As a junior, Dahl was named first-team all-state. She was the co-Most Valuable Player in the SPSL North, finishing with 20 goals and four assists to lead the SPSL. She had six multi-goal games, including three hat tricks.

During her career, Dahl scored a grand total of 63 goals for Jefferson, including nine as a freshman and six as a sophomore.

Dahl is also very accomplished in track and field. As a sophomore and junior, she qualified for the state meet in multiple individual events.

Jenny Hoefel, Beamer

The junior burst onto the scene this season for the SPSL South Division champion Titans. She led Beamer in scoring and was named the Most Valuable Player in the SPSL South.

Hoefel finished the season with 18 goals and seven assists for the Titans. She had seven multi-goal games and seemed to get better as the season progressed. In Beamer’s first-round state tournament win over Issaquah, Hoefel finished with a pair of goals. She also had multiple goals in four-straight matches in the middle of the season for the Titans.

Hoefel should be one of the top recruits in the area during her senior season.

Gabriela Pelogi, Federal Way

The freshman led the Eagles in scoring this season with seven goals. Pelogi also contributed two assists, which both came in the same match. She had one multi-goal game, when she tallied two during a 5-0 win over Bethel on Sept. 27.

Pelogi also scored at least one goal in four of the Eagles’ five victories during the SPSL South regular season. She was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches.

Breanna Straus, Beamer

The Beamer senior had another strong season for the Titans in leading the team to another SPSL South championship. Straus finished with seven goals and five assists for the Titans. The forward scored in six different games for Beamer, including two goals and two assists in a win over Spanaway Lake on Sept. 29. Straus also scored two goals during the Titans’ postseason run.

Ashley Graves, Decatur

The senior forward was the Gators’ offensive stalwart during the entire season. Graves tallied 13 of Decatur’s 24 goals and led the Gators into the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs after finishing just 6-4-0 in the SPSL 3A Division.

Graves had four multi-goal games, including a hat trick during a 4-0 win over Timberline on Sept. 15. She also had two goals during a 3-2 win over Capital in a state-clinching, West Central District game.

Midfield

Lindsey Richou, Beamer

The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after another impressive season for the Titans. The defensive midfielder finished the year with two goals and four assists, but was vital in the holding role for Beamer. All of Richou’s points this season came during Titan victories.

Jasmine Brilliante, Beamer

Another senior on head coach Joel Lindberg’s roster was the leader of the Titans’ ultra-talented midfield. Brilliante was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches after finishing second to Hoefel in scoring for the Titans. Brilliante tallied 11 goals and had two assists.

She had a hat trick during a 7-0 win over Bethel on Sept. 20 and also had two other games with at least two goals.

Jenna Floyd, Beamer

The junior was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection after finishing with five goals and five assists for Beamer. Floyd’s best offensive game came during a late-season, 4-0 win over Spanaway Lake. Floyd finished with two goals. She also had the only assist during a 1-0 win over Emerald Ridge on Sept. 15 and an assist in the Titans’ opening-round win over Issaquah at the state tournament.

Abby McFaul, Decatur

The Decatur senior was a huge factor in leading the Gators into the Class 3A state tournament for the second year in a row. McFaul was the second-leading scorer for Decatur with four goals and five assists. She had a hat trick during a 5-0 win over Lakes on Oct. 25 and scored a key goal during the Gators’ 2-1 win over Kennedy Catholic in a loser-out, sub-district game.

McFaul was a second-team, All-State selection last season as a junior when she scored 13 goals.

Defense

Kassandra Carrel, Jefferson

The senior defender had another solid season for the Raiders. Carrel was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection and finished with two goals and five assists. Both of Carrel’s goals came during a 7-0 win over Kent-Meridian on Oct. 20. She also had an assist in TJ’s 4-3 loss to Bellarmine Prep at the West Central District Tournament.

Sydney Rogalla, Beamer

The senior was the definition of a defender for the Titans this season. Rogalla didn’t tally a single goal or assist during the year, but was responsible for holding opponents’ offense in check.

During their unbeaten regular season in the SPSL South, Beamer’s defense allowed only eight goals in 16 matches and Rogalla was a huge part of that. She was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection.

Madison Campbell, Federal Way

The senior was a star on the backline for the Eagles. The coaches in the SPSL South picked Campbell as a first-team defender after Federal Way was able to shut out four opponents during the season.

Megan Anderson, Beamer

The sophomore was more of an attacking defender for the Beamer Titans. The sophomore was third on the team in points with seven goals and five assists despite playing in the back. Anderson had a pair of multi-goal games, including two goals during a 4-0 win over Graham-Kapowsin on Oct. 11. She was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection as a defender.

Maggie Hale, Decatur

The sophomore was the key defender for the Gators all season long, according to head coach Christy Overby. Decatur finished the year with six shutouts and Hale was a big part of that defensive success.

Goalkeepers

Meghan Graf, Beamer

The senior was a brick wall in the back of the Todd Beamer defense. Graf, also a star basketball player for the Titans, pitched a total of 12 shutouts during the year, including 11 during the 16-game SPSL South regular season. Graf was the second-team, All-SPSL South goalkeeper behind Rogers’ Lauren Higgins.

Ericka Budinich, Decatur

The sophomore was a key to the Gators making a late-season run into the state tournament. After finishing in fourth place in the six-team SPSL 3A Division, Decatur won three-straight loser-out matches to advance into the opening round of the Class 3A state tournament.

Budinich helped the Gators beat Kennedy Catholic and Capital in back-to-back games, allowing only three goals to the powerhouses. The two teams combined to score nine goals during early-season wins over Decatur.

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