Sequim’s Taryn Johnson (right), who scored 24 goals for the Wolves this season as a sophomore, made the All-Peninsula Girls Soccer team. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim’s Taryn Johnson (right), who scored 24 goals for the Wolves this season as a sophomore, made the All-Peninsula Girls Soccer team. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREPS: 2021 All-Peninsula Girls Soccer Team

  • By Michael Carman Peninsula Daily News
  • Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:30am
  • Sports

• MVP: Anna Petty, junior, Port Angeles: 8 goals, 5 assists: Described as “a key reason for our success—offensively and defensively,” by coach Scott Moseley. All-Olympic League First Team member.

Forwards

• Bailee Larson, senior, Port Angeles: 14 goals, 8 assists: Larson increased her goal and assist totals this season while serving as a “dominant midfield player,” according to Moseley. All-Olympic League First Team member.

• Taryn Johnson, sophomore, Sequim: All-Olympic League First-Teamer led the area in scoring with 24 goals and eight assists.

• Ava Shiflett, sophomore, East Jefferson: “Literally the smallest player in the league but big on energy and drive. She was a terror for opposition defenses, every coach commenting on how dangerous she was. The color of her shins by the end of the season proved how defenders considered her a problem, multiple bruises and scrapes decorating her legs. Led the team in goals and assists, with 10 and 7 respectively,” coach Robert Cantley.

• Catie Brown, senior, Port Angeles: Led Riders in assists with eight and also added four goals less than a year after tearing her ACL. Second-Team All-Olympic League pick.

• Kaylen Pray, East Jefferson, junior, forward/midfield: The other half of our forward line with speed and trickery, she came up with some of our clutch goals when we needed her. A natural finisher but also a confidence player, when she feels good she’s unstoppable. Ended the season with 9 goals and 4 assists.

Keira Johnson, sophomore, Forks: Picked up the game for the first time this fall and the natural athlete promptly scored a hat trick. Also spent time as goalkeeper for Spartans. Second-Team All-Pacific League pick.

Midfielders

• Hannah Wagner, senior, Sequim: Wolves’ standout tallied 19 goals and 12 assists to lead Sequim within one win of the state tournament. All-Olympic League First Team selection.

• Iris Mattern, sophomore, East Jefferson: “Heart of the team, integral to building our attacking play as well as covering defensively. Definitely the most intelligent player, boy or girl, that I’ve ever coached. Weighed in with three goals and four assists but those numbers don’t tell the story of how she was behind most of our goals, often assisting the assist,” — coach Robert Cantley. First-Team All-Nisqually League

• Izzy Felton, sophomore, Port Angeles: Versatile player turned up at defender, midfielder and forward for Riders. Speedster scored seven goals with three assists. Second-Team All-Olympic League

• Ivy Barret, freshman, Sequim: Controlled and sound play in midfield earned the freshman Second-Team All-Olympic League honors.

• Clare Johnson, senior captain, East Jefferson: “The other piston in the midfield engine, plays more as the attacking midfielder. Has good touch and vision, played some incredibly sublime passes that are difficult to teach. Sadly had to miss the final 3 weeks of the season due to injury. Totaled four goals and five assists. She was on track to be our top assist provider before her injury,” — Cantley.

• Candida-Rose Sandoval, senior, Forks: Third-year captain scored goals, stopped goals and guided the team to a playoff appearance. Second-Team All-Pacific League.

Defenders

• Teagan Clark, senior, Port Angeles: Fabulous on free kick attempts and solid from the penalty spot to score five goals and add three assists while leading the Riders defensive back line. Second-Team All-Olympic League.

• Kaia Lestage, sophomore, Sequim: A genuine ball-stopper as offensive attacks disappear when Lestage arrives on the scene. Excels at heading the ball away from danger and tracking down and clearing loose balls. Second-Team All-Olympic League.

• Izzy McCracken, junior, East Jefferson: “The heart of our defense, possesses good recovery speed and in-game intelligence. Dramatically improved throughout the season. Excelled at the center of a back three defense which we switched to early in the season. Really owned it despite being unfamiliar with the formation. A huge reason why we conceded fewer goals over the season than any previous year,” — Cantley. Honorable mention All-Nisqually League.

• Miley Blanton, freshman, Forks: Earned Spartans’ MVP award after moving to defense and anchoring the team’s strongest line. A Second-Team All-Pacific League selection.

Goalkeeper

• Saylah Commerton, senior, Port Angeles: Her 11 shutouts in goal tied for second in program history as Riders also allowed second-lowest goal-per-game average all-time. First-Team All-Olympic League.

• Savannah Hoffman, senior, East Jefferson: “Selflessly volunteered to spend her senior year in goal when no one else wanted to take on the position. Proved adept and a quick learner, made the kinds of mistakes one would expect from a novice, but was overall brave and committed, a real leader and competitor. Ended the season with five clean sheets as well as managing three goals and an assist when games allowed for her to play on the field,” — Cantley. Second-Team All-Nisqually League.

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