Girls Soccer: 2016 All-Centennial League teams

Juniors Taylor Parker (10) and Nicole Lyubenko (7) both played big roles as the Grandview girls soccer team repeated as Class 5A state champions during the 2016 season and both also landed spots on the All-Centennial League first team as well. Lyubenko, a University of Alabama recruit, received league player of the year honors as well. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | City selections from Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill, plus others, for the All-Centennial League girls soccer teams for the 2016 season as selected by league coaches:

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Cherokee Trail junior Rebekah Burton led Centennial League players with 17 goals during the 2016 girls soccer season and netted All-Centennial League first team honors. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)



Aurora selections: CHEROKEE TRAIL — Rebekah Burton, jr. (midfield), Alesia Garcia, soph. (forward) and Taylor Heil (goalkeeper), sr.; EAGLECREST — Mattie Alpert, sr. (forward) and Kaitlyn Garza, sr. (goalkeeper); GRANDVIEW — Mandi Duggan, sr. (forward), Jessica Hixson, jr. (defense), Nicole Lyubenko, jr. (midfield) and Taylor Parker, jr. (defense); SMOKY HILL — Sami Brooks, sr. (defense), Emily Goodson, jr. (defense) and Brooke Sosa, jr. (forward)

Eaglecrest senior forward Mattie Alpert (4) finished second in the Centennial League with 15 goals in the 2016 girls soccer season and landed on the all-league first team. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Other selections: ARAPAHOE — Haley Archuleta, soph. (midfield), Sydney Maxon, jr. (midfield) and Kelsey Vogel, sr. (defense); CHERRY CREEK — Libby Geraghty, jr. (forward) and Meg Halvorson, jr. (forward); MULLEN — Megan Delmonico, sr. (defense) and Caleigh Michael, jr. (midfield)

Player of the Year: Nicole Lyubenko, Grandview. Coach of the Year: Tari Wood, Grandview


Aurora selections: CHEROKEE TRAIL — Hannah Edwards, jr. (defense), Makaela Hudcovic, soph. (midfield) and Claire Huston, soph. (defense); EAGLECREST — Michaela Harshfield, sr. (midfield), Ashley Hartmann, jr. (defense) and Melissa Jung, soph. (defense); GRANDVIEW — Natalie Beckman, soph. (midfield), Lindsi Jennings, soph. (defense), Reagan McCombs, soph. (goalkeeper) and Morgan Szarka, soph. (midfield); OVERLAND — Princess Valdez Vega, sr. (defense); SMOKY HILL — Brittney Lewis, jr. (defense) and Samantha Howshar, sr. (forward)

Junior forward Brooke Sosa led Smoky Hill with six goals during the 2016 girls soccer season on her way to the All-Centennial League first team. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Other selections: ARAPAHOE — Alex Jackson, sr. (defense), Elena Jauregui, jr. (defense) and Maddie Matthews, jr. (midfield); CHERRY CREEK — Elle Gill, fr. (midfield), Annie Grillo, sr. (forward) and Lexi Grosser, sr. (forward); MULLEN — Madi Johnson, jr. (midfield)