Kendall girls soccer moving up to G-R Div. 1

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2020 at 9:16 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Returning Genesee Region League All-Stars Brianna Wakefield, left, and Madison Jacob, who are shown here in action during games last fall, will help lead Kendall into the upcoming league season.

Kendall, which captured the Genesee Region League Division 2 championship last year with an 8-0 record (15-4 overall), is moving up to Division 1 this fall.

“Moving up to Division 1 will be a challenge but our returning group looks solid so I am very optimistic that we’ll be competitive,” said Coach Pam Barchet. “I am looking forward to the season and I’m really happy for the kids that they are getting the opportunity to play.”

Heading the Lady Eagles veteran group are senior Midfielder/Forwards Brianna Wakefield and Madison Jacob, who were both named G-R All-Stars last fall and junior defender/midfielder T’Mia Kitchings who earned Honorable Mention.

The veteran contingent also includes seniors Kari Harrier (Defender/Midfielder) and Lizzy Woodams (Forward) along with juniors Julie Coble (Defender), Grace Robinson (Midfield/Forward), Kiersten Rodas (Defender/Midfielder), Kailie Regan (Goalie/Forward), Alezya Brown (Defender/Forward) and Grace Levett (Midfielder/Forward).

Brown had 12 goals and 3 assists last fall while Wakefield had 10 goals and 13 assists, Jacob 8 goals and 12 assists, Woodams 7 goals and 5 assists, Levett 6 goals and 3 assists, Regan 4 goals, Robinson 3 goals and Kitchings 2 goals and 2 assists.

The Lady Eagles key graduation losses include Midfielder/Forward Hailee Mitchell and Defender Lzzie Sutphen, who both earned G-R All-Star honors, and Goalie Katie Pearson who received Honorable Mention. Mitchell had a team high 20 goals and added 9 assists.

Kendall is scheduled to begin G-R competition on October 6 at home against Oakfield-Alabama/Elba.

Schedule (games at 7 p.m.)

October: 6 – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 8 – at Byron-Bergen, 10 – Holley, 13 – at Pembroke, 15 – Wheatland-Chili,  20 – at Holley, 22 – Byron-Bergen, 24 – at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 26 – at Wheatland-Chili,  28 – vs. Lyndonville, at Medina, 30 – Alexander.

November: 3 – Notre Dame, 5 – at Attica.