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HS: Lady Eagle Invitational Best XIs

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: September 7, 2017

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Sixty players were nominated, but only 22 made the cut as the first- and second-team all-tournament selections at the Lady Eagle Invitational in Zionsville, Ind.

The all-tournament team was selected based on voting by participating coaches. Only three players were named on four coaches' ballots (meaning every coach in the group nominated that player) -- Katherine Soderstrom of Carmel (Ind.) and teammates Kristina Lynch and Brooke VanDyck of Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.). As the top vote-getter, Soderstrom was named MVP this year.

Players are listed by position, name, school, year, college commitment (if any).

FIRST TEAM

F: Ashley Barron, Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio), Jr.
F: Maya Decker, Notre Dame Academy (Ky.), Jr.
F: Kristina Lynch, Penn (Ind.), Sr., Florida State
F: Ashlyn Morefield, Noblesville (Ind.), Jr.
MF: Hallie Pearson, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.), Sr., Arizona
MF: Ariella Pitty, Brunswick (Ohio), Jr., Ohio State
MF: Katherine Soderstrom, Carmel (Ind.), Sr.
MF: Brooke VanDyck, Penn (Ind.), Jr., Notre Dame
D: Lexa Bauer, Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio), Sr., Toledo
D: Elizabeth Hargis, Carmel (Ind.), Jr.
GK: Mackenzie Wood, Penn (Ind.), Sr., Northwestern

MVP: Katherine Soderstrom

SECOND TEAM

F: Isabel Alexander, Evansville Memorial (Ind.), So.
F: Cassie Amshoff, Sacred Heart Academy (Ky.), Sr., Louisville
F: Kayla Fitts, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.), Sr.
F: Kelsie James, Carmel (Ind.), So.
MF: Ellie Clifford, Zionsville (Ind.), Sr.
MF: Carson Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.), So.
MF: Grace Lensing, Evansville Memorial (Ind.), Sr.
D: Madeline Grabowski, Brunswick (Ohio), So.
D: Saanika Kamat, Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Sr.
D: Emily Speidel, Carmel (Ind.), Jr.
GK: Skylin Yates, Simon Kenton (Ky.), Jr.

GROUP CHAMPIONS

Indiana teams, despite representing only half of the tournament field, won every single group title. Each four-team group had a pair of Indiana programs and two out-of-state programs. In addition to Carmel and Penn tying for Group A title, Zionsville (Ind.) finished second in Group E on goal differential. 

A: Carmel (Ind.) and Penn (Ind.) - tied
B: Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.)
C: Noblesville (Ind.)
D: Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.)
E: Harrison (Ind.)

 
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