Coal Ridge adds to Class 3A girls soccer accolades |

Coal Ridge adds to Class 3A girls soccer accolades

Coal Ridge High School’s girls soccer team added more hardware to an already award-filled season this week, as five members of the team were first-team recipients on the all-Class 3A Western Slope League all-league team.

Becca Mitchell and coach Micah Herron took home the highest honors. Mitchell, a senior midfielder, earned the league’s Player of the Year award. Herron, who guided the Titans to a 16-2-0 overall record, a league championship and a berth in the 3A quarterfinals, was named the WSL’s Coach of the Year.

Also earning first-team honors for Coal Ridge was senior Kelsey Fauser and juniors Paige Ryan, Amanda Wenzel and Alicia Hampton. The Titans scored 83 goals during the season, which ranked second in Class 3A to St. Mary’s of Colorado Springs (92).

Grand Valley had four first-team players, including senior Hanna Cornelius, juniors Ashlynn Speakman and Lauren Paskett, and sophomore Kyra Chenoweth. Roaring Fork had three first-eam players in seniors Taylor Adams and Madison Handy along with sophomore Emily Fisher. Both the Cardinals and Rams moved into the second round of the 3A state championships.

Each school had honorable mentions as well. For Coal Ridge, sophomore Mariela Martinez and freshmen Brooke Esgar and Jenny Call were mentioned. Grand Valley’s Erin Schuckers and Randi Sheridan were also honorable mentions, as were Roaring Fork’s Toni Gross and Maddie Nieslanik.

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