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2009 Mirror's All-City Girls Soccer Team

Arizona State-bound senior Holland Crook has tallied 60 goals during her career at Todd Beamer. This season, Crook had 14 goals and six assists and led the Titans into the state quarterfinals.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Arizona State-bound senior Holland Crook has tallied 60 goals during her career at Todd Beamer. This season, Crook had 14 goals and six assists and led the Titans into the state quarterfinals.
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Forwards

Lindsay Dahl, Jefferson

Dahl led the Raiders in scoring this season with six goals, including a hat trick during a 6-1 win over Kent-Meridian on Sept. 24. Dahl also had two goals during a 3-2 loss to league champion Tahoma on Sept. 15. She was a first-team, All-South Puget Sound League North Division selection by the league’s coaches.

Haley Ward, Federal Way

The junior finished with four goals and one assist during the season. Ward finished with two goals during a 3-2 win over Kentlake on Oct. 15. Ward helped the Eagles finish fifth in the SPSL North Division with a 7-6-3 record.

Ashley Graves, Decatur

The Gator junior was second on the team with 10 goals during the regular season. Graves was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection at forward and she had a pair of hat tricks. The first came against Bethel and the second was against Spanaway Lake.

Breanna Straus, Beamer

The sophomore forward was the Titans’ second-leading goal scorer with nine goals and three assists. Straus scored in five different games, including a hat trick against Spanaway Lake on Sept. 15. During her two seasons at Beamer, Straus has 20 total goals.

Midfielders

Holland Crook, Beamer

The Titan senior is the most decorated player in the history of Todd Beamer High School. Crook was named the Most Valuable Player in the SPSL South for the third time in her career after scoring 14 goals and dishing out six assists. Crook has already committed to play soccer in the fall at Arizona State University.

In total, Crook has totaled 60 goals during her four seasons at Beamer. As a freshman, she was the team’s leading scorer with nine goals and eight assists in just eight matches before tearing the miniscus in her left knee. As a sophomore, Crook had 19 goals and four assists, including hat tricks in four straight matches. Last year, she totaled 18 goals. Crook’s father is former professional soccer player Bill Crook, who played for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League, among others.

Rachel Markey, Decatur

The Gator senior had another impressive season. The center midfielder was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection for the second year in a row and she had three multiple-goal games. Markey’s most impressive goal-scoring game came on Oct. 20 during a 9-0 win over Bethel. During the game, Markey finished with five goals.

Mackenzie Hickel, Beamer

The Titan senior finished second on the team in scoring with seven goals and seven assists during the season. Hickel had a pair of multi-goal games, including two gaols and one assist during a 3-0 win over Puyallup on Oct. 22. Hickel’s seven assists were the best on the team.

Molly Campbell, Federal Way

The Eagle senior finished the season with four goals and one assist from the midfield. Campbell had a pair of goals during a 4-0 win over Kent-Meridian on Oct. 13.

Abby McFaul, Decatur

The sophomore helped the Gators finish as the third-place team in the SPSL South. McFaul finished with five goals and three assists and helped Decatur advance to the West Central District Tournament.

Defenders

Jessica Niewoehner, Beamer

The senior was the heart and soul of the Titan defense for the past three seasons. The tough-minded defender helped Beamer pitch eight shutouts during the season, including a 1-0 win over the Jackson Wolves in the opening round of the Class 4A State Girls Soccer Tournament. Niewoehner also tallied four goals from the backline. She was also a first-team, All-SPSL South Division selection.

Avery Salisbury, Beamer

The junior was the quintessential defender for the Titans this season. The first-team, All-SPSL South Division selection didn’t tally a point this season for Beamer, but helped the Titans hold eight teams scoreless.

Sasha Nevin, Jefferson

Despite finishing with a 4-10-1 record in the rugged SPSL North Division, the Jefferson defense kept the Raiders in pretty much every game this season. The defense, led by Nevin, allowed only 25 goals in 15 matches and pitched a pair of shutouts. Jefferson lost three matches 1-0 and eight of their 10 losses were by two goals or less. Nevin was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection.

Sydnee Patin, Decatur

The Gator defender was a key to leading Decatur back into the postseason. Patin led a strong Gator defense that shut out 11 different teams during the regular season and rolled into the West Central District Tournament. Patin had one goal and one assist during the season.

Goalkeeper

Kayla Lipston, Decatur

The Gator junior led the SPSL South with 10 shutouts during the regular season. Lipston was the first-team, All-SPSL South goalkeeper and will be back next year for head coach Christy Gross.

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