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Maggie Motolese is one of three Northwestern players named to the All-Colonial League First Team.PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Maggie Motolese is one of three Northwestern players named to the All-Colonial League First Team.PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ

Four from girls soccer team earn honors

Friday, November 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Northwestern Lady Tigers placed three players on the Colonial League First Team All-Stars for girls soccer. Defender Jaymi Smith, midfielder Maggie Motolese and forward Sara Hathaway were all named to the league’s first team list of all-stars. All three are seniors.

Junior midfielder Bailey Groff was named to the list of second team all-stars.

Northwestern went 10-2 in league play on the season and qualified for the postseason in both the Colonial League and District 11 playoffs. Overall, Northwestern Lehigh went 11-4 on the season.

FIRST TEAM

Goalkeeper - Madison Hicks (Catasauqua, Jr.)

Defenders - Stacey Badman (Palisades, Sr.), Emily Donnelly (Southern Lehigh, Sr.), Kimmy Plefka (Saucon Valley, So.), Jaymi Smith (Northwestern, Sr.)

Midfielders - Kristen Cocozza (Southern Lehigh, Sr.), Erica Holben (Salisbury, Sr.), Maggie Motolese (Northwestern, Sr.), Gabrielle Oudin (Moravian Academy, Jr.), Brooke Riefenstahl (Saucon Valley, Sr.), Sydney Steere (Palisades, Sr.)

Forwards - Rylee Donaldson (Salisbury, Sr.), Sara Hathaway (Northwestern, Sr.), Melissa Koch (Palisades, Sr.)

SECOND TEAM

Goalkeeper - Erica Detweiler (Northern Lehigh, So.)

Defenders - Madison Balliet (Palmerton, So.), Jenna Groeber (Southern Lehigh, Jr), Olivia Hoeing (Salisbury, Jr.), Stu Kernosh (Pen Argyl, Sr.)

Midfielders - Bailey Groff (Northwestern, Jr.), Jenna Learn (Bangor, Sr.), Apple Neveu (Saucon Valley, So.)

Forwards - Mikayla Bates (Notre Dame GP, Sr.), Brooke LaBarre (Pen Argyl, Jr.), Kiele Riefenstahl (Saucon Valley, Sr.)

HONORABLE MENTION

Goalkeeper - Ellie Cassel (Southern Lehigh, Sr.), Lily Schimineck (Salisbury, Jr.), Katya Hoover (Pen Argyl, So.)

Defender - Brielle Byerley (Wilson, So.), Alexis Disora (Notre Dame GP, Jr.)

Midfielder - Carissa Fallon (Palmerton, So.)

Forwards – Chloe Oudin (Moravian Academy, Fr.), Haleigh Toto (Catasauqua, Fr.), Bella Touzeau (Southern Lehigh, So.), Maddie Tran (Moravian Academy, Sr.)