Barnes, Brown earn all-league honors

Gary Henley/Seaside Signal Seaside's Lizzy Barnes, right, capped her senior season with a selection to the Cowapa All-League team, along with Astoria's Jenna Rudolph, left.

Cowapa League girls soccer is good, young … and it will be even better next year.

The league that’s had one team in the state championship game in each of the last four years, also sports one of the youngest all-league teams across the state at the 4A level.

Of the 21 players on the first team, only four are seniors.

Ironically, two of the seniors belong to Astoria — midfielders Jenna Rudolph and Rachel Simmons; and the other two seniors are from Seaside — midfielder Elizabeth Barnes and defender Morgan Brown.

Valley Catholic — which lost the 4A state championship game to North Valley — swept the top awards, as the Valiants placed seven players (two juniors, four sophomores, one freshman) on the first team.

Valley Catholic junior Taylor Menkens was named Player of the Year, while junior teammate Noelle Mannen was selected as the Goalkeeper of the Year.

The Valiants’ Kayla Gaspardis was named Coach of the Year.


Cowapa All-League

Player of the Year: Taylor Menkens, Valley Catholic

Goalkeeper of the Year: Noelle Mannen, Valley Catholic

Coach of the Year: Kayla Gaspardis, Valley Catholic

First Team

Taylor Menkens, Jr., Valley Catholic

Elizabeth Barnes, Sr., Seaside

Morgan Brown, Sr., Seaside

Marissa Dodsen, So., Banks

Mackenzie Ela, Jr., Scappoose

Emma Jones, Fr., Scappoose

Sarah Jones, So., Valley Catholic

Kim Jordan, Jr., Banks

Callie Kawaguchi, So., Valley Catholic

Kate McNaughton, So., Valley Catholic

Samantha Pester, Jr., Banks

Shayna Redpath, So., Scappoose

Jenna Rudolph, Sr., Astoria

Parisa Sabet, Fr., Valley Catholic

Rachel Simmons, Sr., Astoria

Aspen Slifka, So., Banks

Katelyn Snook, So., Valley Catholic

Celeste Stout, So., Tillamook

Lauren Whisenhunt, So., Scappoose

GK: Noelle Mannen, Jr., Valley Catholic

GK: Alyssa Bakkensen, Jr., Scappoose

Honorable Mention

Ashley Baughman, So., Scappoose

Chloe Brock, So., Valley Catholic

Jerusha Brown, Fr., Tillamook

Emily Campos, Jr., Scappoose

Sophie Herrera, So., Valley Catholic

Robin Hibdon, Jr., Tillamook

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