Adrienne Harris and Kaylei Newman set multiple school records in leading Carroll County to the best girls’ soccer season in program history in 2018. As a result, both underclassmen have been rewarded with spots on the All-Region 4D girls’ soccer team.
A junior, Harris earned first-team all-region honors as a midfielder, while Newman, a sophomore, made the All-Region 4D Second Team as a forward. Both of them were also voted to the All-Three Rivers District First Team.
“It was great for our program to have two players make all-region,” Carroll County head coach Marion Harris said. “It’s the first time in 15 years we have had somebody first-team all-region that I can remember.”
Adrienne Harris and Newman were scoring machines in 2018, helping the Cavaliers set new school records for most wins (11) and best start (7-0) while leading Carroll County to its first regional playoff appearance in 15 years. The two also set several individual school records as both passed Julianne Strauss’ previous school record of 19 goals in a season. Harris now has the record with 30 goals while Newman finished the season with 22. Harris and Newman also both surpassed the old school record of 13 assists in a season set by Lindsay Tate in 1999. Harris finished with 16 assists and Newman had 14 for the year.
Harris also set the school record for most assists in a game with four against Giles and tied Strauss’ school record of goals in a game with five against Floyd County. She also set a new school standard for most points in a season with 76 (30 goals and 16 assists), most points in a game with 11 against Floyd (five goals and one assist), and most hat tricks in one season with seven. Together, Harris and Newman also combined to become the most prolific scoring duo in school history with 52 goals in 2018.
Freshman Kendra Durnil came on to the scene in a big way in 2018, scoring seven goals and adding four assists to earn second-team All-Three Rivers District honors as a midfielder. Senior Lauren Puckett also earned second-team all-district honors as a defender, while Abby Carico was voted second-team All-Three Rivers District as a midfielder. Natalie Puckett, Jacie Newman, Haley Hurst and Autumn Gravley also received honorable mention All-Three Rivers District accolades.
Of those nine players, Laura Puckett, Natalie Puckett and Autumn Gravley are the only seniors. In total, Carroll will return all but five seniors in 2019 from a team that also broke school records
for most goals in a season (63), highest goal per game average (4.2), highest number of assists in a season (45), most assists per game (3.0) and goals allowed per game (2.6).
“You always hate losing seniors but I feel like our program has got to the point where we have people that can step in and fill those shoes. Our numbers are very high. We had 41 kids either varsity or JV and then 14 or 15 on the middle school team. When you are talking about more than fifty kids, we are very blessed,” Marion Harris said. “Some of them are starting to realize that the coaching staff means business. We have already started a summer league every Tuesday night. We have also started lifting weights and (CCHS football) Coach (Jack) Turner has done a great job with coming up with a great workout plan for us on Mondays and Thursdays and the girls are hitting the weight room. It’s the first time we have really hit the weights as a team. It is sacrifice on their part to make themselves better, but also sacrifice of the coaches to spend the time in the weight room with them and to make them better.”
All-Region 4D Girls’ Soccer
Olivia Magenbauer, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Akaela Feng, Blacksburg, Jr.
Lily Barnes, Salem, Sr.
Caroline Cook, Bassett, Fr.
Noele Galindo, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Sophia Palladino, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Amanda Wigboldy, E.C. Glass, Sr.
Skyler Prosser, Blacksburg, Soph.
Mallory Edwards, Salem, Sr.
Adrienne Harris, Carroll County, Jr.
Megan Butcher, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Evyn Magenbauer, Salem, Sr.
Sarah Linkenhoker, Blacksburg, Sr.
Rebecca Allison, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Caroline Wigboldy, E.C. Glass, Soph.
Ali Auston, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Kaylei Newman, Carroll County, Soph.
Quntasia Miller, G.W., Jr.
Annisten Elliott E.C. Glass, Sr.
Shelby Marlman, Salem, Jr.
Maddie Packer, Charlottesville, Sr.
Kailyn Yeager, Jefferson Forest, Jr.
Ashlen Burch, Blacksburg, Sr.
Lacey Flanagan, Bassett, Soph.
Anna Jenkins, LCA, Soph.
McKenna Habeeb, Salem, Soph.
Zoe Weatherford, Charlottesville, Sr.
Rachel Massey, Salem, Sr.
Blake Carroll, Blacksburg, Sr.
Kylee Meeks, LCA, Sr.
Joanna Murillo, Bassett, Sr.
Katie Evans, Salem, Soph.
Player of the Year – Sophia Palladino, Jefferson Forest
Coach of the Year – Matt Newton, Jefferson Forest
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN