Area soccer players get All-Ohio honors
The Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association released its all-state soccer teams, and several area players made the cut.
The Division II girls teams saw three area players on the list, as Canfield senior Paige Bidinotto and Lakeview forward Alli Pavlik earned first-teams honors and Niles defender Mackenzie Cowell earned second-team honors. Bidinotto led the Cardinals to a regional final appearance, and Pavlik tied for the most goals in the state with 43.
In Division III, Champion sweeper Jenna Parry collected her third All-Ohio honor and her second consecutive first-team selection when she was named to the Division III first team. Parry played an important role on one of the area’s best defenses, with the Golden Flashes allowing just 17 goals all season while making a run to the regional semifinals. Cardinal Mooney’s Juliana Vazquez was named to the first team, and John F. Kennedy’s Nicole Rodomsky made the second team.
The Division I district player of the year, Howland junior Jenna Dorchock was the lone representative to make a Division I all-state team on the girls side, being named to the first team. The junior was the Tigers’ leading goal-scorer, tallying 13 goals on the season.
For the boys, Howland senior midfielder Kyle Watson was named to the Division I first-team All-Ohio.
In Division II, Lakeview’s Matt Pasternak added first-team All-Ohio honors to the list of accomplishments this season, having also been named the Division II District Player of the Year. Pasternak paced the Bulldogs to their third straight district final appearance by leading the team in goals (20) and assists (19). Mooney junior Myles Harris made the Division II second team.
In Division III, Jake Jones used his state-leading goal total of 40 goals to make first-team All-Ohio. The Red Devils’ senior target man earned second-team honors last season. After leading Badger to a regional semifinal appearance this fall, senior midfielder Colton Kellogg was named to the second-team all-state.