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The Olympian's 2011 All-Area girls soccer team

2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Player of the year

Lexi Fesenbek, forward, Olympia, senior

Coach of the year

Jeff Peltier, Timberline.

Guided the Blazers to their first state tournament berth since 1991.

Ivy Davison, goalkeeper, Black Hills, senior

Re-wrote the Black Hills goalkeeper record book, including most shutouts in a season (13) and career (38). The two-time All-Area selection also has the record for most saves in a penalty-kick shootout.

Olivia Brock, goalkeeper, Olympia, junior

Fearless in the goal, Brock came up with clutch saves in big-time situations. Allowed six goals all season.

Miakah Nix, defender, Centralia, senior

The EvCo defensive MVP and two-time All-Area pick controlled the back line for the Tigers, but also tallied seven goals and five assists.

Jordan Meyer, defender, Timberline, junior

Had a knack for finding the open teammate with six assists as well as three goals. Also the team’s free kick specialist, she scored the winning penalty-kick goal in the district tournament game against Prairie that sent Timberline to state.

Whitney Lowe, midfielder, Black Hills, sophomore

Second on the team in points with nine goals and seven assists. Helped the Wolves win the EvCo regular-season title and earn their second consecutive Class 2A state playoff berth.

Karri Russell, midfielder, Tenino, senior

Two-time All-Area selection led Beavers to a second-place finish in the 1A SWW Evergreen Division and one win shy of a state berth.

Rachel Crowe, midfielder, Capital, senior

Anchor in the Cougars’ midfield, her distribution of the ball was one of the reasons why Capital scored 40 goals this season.

Sydney Anderson, forward, Yelm, senior

Set Yelm school records this season for goals in a game (four), goals in a season (14), goals in a career (45) as well as hat tricks in a season (two) and career (five).

Krista Jones, forward, Timberline, sophomore

Split time between forward and goalkeeper, but led the Blazers in scoring with 10 goals and two assists. Helped guide a young Timberline squad to its first state berth in 20 years.

Alyssa Edenstrom, forward, Capital, junior

A deadly threat when the ball is in her control, the two-time All-Area pick tallied a goal in nearly every game she played before a season-ending knee injury late in the regular season.

Meghan Ward, forward, Chehalis, junior

The EvCo offensive MVP had multiple hat tricks, and scored a career-high five goals against Aberdeen. Led the Bearcats to the District IV title and their second state berth in the past three seasons.

Meg Wochnick, staff writer

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