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2008 News Tribune All-Area girls soccer team

KAITRIN RATHE Cloquet Sophomore goalkeeper * Posted a record of 15-3-2 and played every minute in goal for the Lumberjacks, who fell to Hermantown in a shootout in the Section 7A final * Allowed 13 goals and made 141 saves in 19 games (0.68 goals...

KAITRIN RATHE

Cloquet

Sophomore goalkeeper

* Posted a record of 15-3-2 and played every minute in goal for the Lumberjacks, who fell to Hermantown in a shootout in the Section 7A final

* Allowed 13 goals and made 141 saves in 19 games (0.68 goals-against average); allowed more than one goal in a game just twice, with 11 of 15 victories coming via shutout, including a 3-0 victory over then-unbeaten Hermantown (11-0)

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* All-Lake Superior Conference selection in 2008

KAYLEE STEEN

Hermantown

Senior goalkeeper

* Went 19-3 with a 0.77 goals-against average while playing all but 10 minutes for the Hawks

* Posted 12 shutouts, including five straight to open the season, in leading Hermantown to titles in the Lake Superior Conference and Section 7A before falling 2-1 to eventual state champion Mahtomedi in Class A quarterfinals

* Member of News Tribune All-Area team in 2007 and Class A All-State honorable mention and All-Lake Superior Conference selections in 2008

HANNAH BUCHITE

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Hermantown

Junior sweeper

* The Hawks' first line of defense contributed on offense, too, adding one goal and six assists

* Helped team go 19-2 to win the Lake Superior Conference and Section 7A titles

* Class A All-State honorable mention and All-Lake Superior Conference selections in 2008

JES VORK

Cloquet

Senior sweeper

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* A Lumberjack-of-all-trades -- she played forward, too -- the speedy defender stymied opponents' top scorers for a defense that allowed 13 goals in 19 games.

* Scored shootout goals in a Section 7A semifinal victory over rival Esko-Carlton and a section final loss to Hermantown

* Member of 2007 News Tribune All-Area team and Class A All-State and All-Lake Superior Conference selections in 2008

ABBY DALTON

Duluth East

Sophomore midfielder

* Contributed six goals and nine assists as part of a solid Greyhounds midfield

* Started all but two games the past two years

* Moving to Georgia in December

SARAH HOCKETT

Duluth East

Senior midfielder

* Two-year starter led the Greyhounds in goals (12) and added eight assists; scored four in one game vs. Two Harbors

* Most Valuable Player of season-opening Duluth Invitational

* Member of 2007 News Tribune All-Area team

TYRA KERR

Duluth East

Senior midfielder

* Two-year starter had seven goals and three assists for the area's only Class AA girls team

* Helped quarterback the midfield for the Greyhounds (13-6-1), who played one of the state's toughest schedules and lost 2-1 in overtime to Anoka in the Section 7AA semifinals

* Member of 2007 News Tribune All-Area team and Class AA All-State honorable mention selection in 2008

JANAE BARON

Hermantown

Senior forward

* Led area scorers with 28 goals and 10 assists

* Scored team's lone goal in 2-1 loss to Mahtomedi in Class A quarterfinals

* Member of 2007 News Tribune All-Area team and Class A All-State and All-Lake Superior Conference selections in 2007 and 2008

HALEY BASSETT

Cloquet

Junior forward-midfielder

* Led the Lumberjacks in scoring with 11 goals and 11 assists

* Scored key goals throughout team's

11-game winning streak that led up to the Section 7A final

* Along with Baron, was one of two area players with double digits in goals and assists

AMANDA BERGSTEDT

Esko-Carlton

Junior forward

* Among area leaders in scoring with 17 goals and nine assists

* Scored shootout goal in Eskomos' loss to Cloquet in the Section 7A semifinals

* Member of 2007 News Tribune All-Area team and Class A All-State selection in 2007 and 2008

LACEY MYRDAL

Two Harbors

Freshman forward

* Among area leaders in scoring with 22 goals and four assists

* Led Agates in scoring for the second consecutive year despite being double-teamed all season

* Member of News Tribune All-Area team as an eighth-grader in 2007

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