Green Hope senior midfielder Alexis Degler carried on a Falcons tradition when she was voted Tri-9 girls’ soccer player of the year by the league’s coaches.
It’s the fourth straight season where the Tri-9 girls’ soccer player of the year has been from Green Hope – and the fourth different player to do so.
Degler led the conference in assists (28) and was second in goals (38).
Alexis Shaffer – the N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year, who also won the conference’s player of the year last season – had 39 goals and 25 assists.
Green Hope placed four on the first team and had the only three players in the conference with more than 20 assists (Maura McDonnell had 27).
Degler, Shaffer, Cary’s Bria Dixon (14 goals, four assists) and Holly Springs’ Dominique Babbitt were the only three-time selections to the all-conference team.
Apex’s Paige Reckert (15 goals, three assists), Green Hope’s Sydney Curtis and Cary’s Anna Witte were each making their second appearance.
Tri-9 runner-up Panther Creek and third-place Holly Springs each had two players on the first team and two more on the second team.
Athens Drive’s Daria Draovitch was the only freshman to be named to either team.
Second-year Middle Creek coach Kevin Ebner was voted coach of the year by his peers.