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Albion duo repeats as first team N-O All-League girls soccer honorees

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 November 2015 at 12:00 am

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Albion is represented on the first team of the Niagara-Orleans All-League soccer squad by repeat honorees Emily Blanchard, left, and Mariah Elsenheimer.

Albion senior Mariah Elsenhimer and junior Emily Blanchard have both been named to the first team of the Niagara-Orleans All-League soccer squad for the second year in a row.

Elsenheimer, who switched from the front line to defense part way through the season to help shore up that unit, had 15 goals and 5 assists. A four-year varsity player she finished her career with a total of 70 goals and 29 assists.

Blanchard, a midfielder, led the Purple Eagles in scoring with 23 goals and 15 assists. A three year varsity player, she now has a career total of 48 goals and 33 assists.

Champion Wilson (13-1) led the way on the first team with four selections including junior forward Kayla Neumann, junior midfielder Emily Patterson, senior defender Zipporah Barrett and sophomore goalie Emily Kelly.

Patterson, who had 6 goals and 22 assists, and Barrett, who had 4 goals and 6 assists, are both repeat honorees. Neumann, who was a second team selection last year, had 26 goals and 11 assists.

Runner-up Newfane (12-2) has placed a trio of players including senior forward Kaylee Heschke, sophomore midfielder Emily Fotlz and junior defender Makena Carpenter.

Heschke, who is a repeat selection, had 18 goals and 18 assists and Foltz 12 goals and 7 assists.

Rounding out the first team are Roy-Hart senior forward Emma Lidke along with the Akron senior duo of midfielder Ashley Mietz and defender Morgan Wagner. Lindke, a second team selection last year, had 30 goals and 13 assists. Mietz, who is a repeat selection, had 4 goals and 6 assists.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman

Roy-Hart’s first team honoree Emma Lindke.

Medina is represented on the second team by sophomore forward Destiny Satkowski, who had 20 goals and 5 assists, and senior goalie Emma Gardner who had 158 saves and a 1.838 goals against average.

Albion is represented on the second team by junior defender Vivian Rivers and Roy-Hart by the trio of junior midfielder Ava Bligh, senior defender Rachael Rausch and sophomore defender Kayla Brown.

The second team also had a number of other high goal scorers including Newfane junior Kayleigh Daniels with 19, Akron junior Leah Czechowski 18 and Wilson junior Jen Darlak with 14.

The Honorable Mention list also featured three high scorers including Roy-Hart’s Amber Villella with 27 goals and 15 assists, Wilson’s Racel Senek with 16 goals and 11 assists and Wilson’s Lauren Couturier with 10 goals and 8 assists.

Barker’s Lindsey Williams received the league’s Sportsmanship Award.

N-O All-League Soccer Squad
First Team

Forward – Emma Lindke (Roy-Hart, Sr.), Kaylee Heschke (Newfane, Sr.), Kayla Neumann (Wilson, Jr.)
Midfield – Emily Blanchard (Albion, Jr.), Emily Foltz (Newfane, So.), Ashley Mietz (Akron, Sr.), Emily Patterson (Wilson, Jr.)
Defender – Zipporah Barrett (Wilson, Sr.), Makena Carpenter (Newfane, Jr.), Mariah Elsenheimer (Albion, Sr.), Morgan Wagner (Akron, Sr.)
Goalie – Emily Kelly (Wilson, So.)

Second Team
Forward – Leah Czechowski (Akron, Jr.), Kayleigh Daniels (Newfane, So.), Destiny Satkowski (Medina, So.)
Midfield – Katie Apholz (Akron, Sr.), Ava Bligh (Roy-Hart, Jr.), Jen Darlak (Wilson, Jr.), Allison Duhow (Newfane, Sr.)
Defender – Kayla Brown (Roy-Hart, So.), Rachael Rausch (Roy-Hart, Sr.), Vivian Rivers (Albion, Jr.), Kaelan Swogier (Newfane, Jr.)
Goalie – Emma Gardner (Medina, Sr.)

Honorable Mention
Akron – Emily Winney, Bailie Murty, Allie Norton
Albion – Ellen Narburgh, Ally Page, Isabella Prest
Barker – Lindsey Williams, Sara Gendrue, Mallory Gross
CSAT – Heather Sisson, Jenelle Gurbacki
Medina – Hannah Adams, Martha Gardner, Ashlee Howell
Newfane – Adelyn Burns, Halie Hambruch, Ashley Clark
Roy-Hart – Amber Villella, Kaleigh Kuzma, Madison Fry
Wilson – Lauren Couturier, Leah Herman, Rachel Senek.