Champion Kendall players and coach receive top Class D All-State soccer honors

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 December 2018 at 3:17 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall Coach Pam Barchet and tri-captains from left, Lizzie Sutphen, Hailee Mitchell and Brianna Wakefield are shown here accepting the state championship plaque.

Fresh from capturing a first ever state championship, the Kendall girls soccer team has now received a number of top Class D All-State honors.

Kendall mentor Pam Barchet, who guided the Lady Eagles to an 18-5 record, has been named state Class D Coach of the Year.

Lady Eagles junior midfielder Hailee Mitchell, who led the team in scoring with 30 goals, has been named state Class D Player of the Year.

Kendall’s Madison Jacob, left, and Holley’s Halee Passarell.

Mitchell and junior center defender Lizzie Sutphen have both been named to the Class D All-Sate first team .

In addition, Lady Eagles sophomore midfielder Madison Jacob has earned a spot on the second team and sophomore midfielder Brianna Wakefield has been named to the fourth team.

Kendall blanked Fort Ann 1-0 in the state championship game. In all, the Lady Eagles allowed a total of only 2 goals in seven postseason games including shutout victories in the Section V state qualifier (2-0 over Hinsdale), the Far West Regional (1-0 over North Collins) and the state semis (2-0 over Cincinnatus).

Holley sophomore midfielder Hailee Passarell has been named to the Class C fourth team. She led the Lady Hawks with 14 goals.