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CLASS 6A BOYS SEMIFINALS

CULLMAN 2, PELHAM 0
     
Cullman High School scored once in each half to defeat Pelham 2-0 Friday and clinched a berth in the Class 6A boys’ finals of 2016 AHSAA State Soccer Championships. The 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Tournament is being held at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
      The Bearcats (23-4-2) will face Daphne (16-5-5) Saturday at 10 a.m. Saturday. All championship matches are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
        Senior Ben Walker scored the first goal at 29:15 in the first half of Friday’s semifinals. Fellow senior Guilherme Albuquerque notched the final goal at 74:19 in the match to close out the scoring.  Kip Potter, the Bearcats’ goalkeeper, had one save as the Cullman defense allowed just three Pelham shot attempts.  Braxton Jeffcoat, one of four keepers used by Coach Patrick McDonald’s Panthers, had three saves for Pelham.

DAPHNE 1, NORTHRIDGE 0
    
 Senior midfielder Henok Lee slipped a goal past Northridge just 15:43 into the semifinals and Daphne (16-5-5) made that goal stand as the Trojans advanced to the Class 6A boys’ state soccer finals with the 1-0 win.
      Coach Cameron Williams’ team will face Cullman (23-4-2) in Saturday’s 10 a.m. finals at John Hunt Soccer Complex.   Daphne keeper Harrison Comerford had three saves, and Jackson Bowers of Northridge had one save for the Jaguars. Head coach Carter Hill coached Northridge’s girls to a 1-0 win in the 6A girls’ semifinals earlier Friday.


CLASS 6A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC 1, DECATUR 0
   
Defending Class 6A state girls’ soccer champion John Carroll Catholic nipped Decatur 1-0 Friday morning to advance to Saturday’s Class 6A finals of the 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Tournament being held at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
        Coach Chase Zanaty’s Cavaliers (22-2-3) got the match’s only goal early in the midway through the second when sophomore forward Claire Davies scored to break the 0-0 tie.  John Carroll’s strong defense did the rest – allowing only two shots by the Red Raiders (17-4-2) for the game.
       Decatur goalkeeper Dakota Powell had nine saves in an outstanding effort for Coach Sara Beth Dunlap’s Red Raiders.
       John Carroll will meet Northridge in the 6A championship match at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  All finals are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network Friday and Saturday.

NORTHRIDGE 1, NORTHVIEW 0
    
 Northridge (21-4-0) advanced to the Class 6A state girls’ finals for the first time in school history with a 1-0 win over Northview (14-6-3) Friday morning at John Hunt Soccer Complex. Senior midfielder Savannah Reier scored the winning goal just 2:58 into the second half. Senior Annika Struthwolf provided the assist.
      The Jaguars, coached by Carter Hill, allowed only four shots on goal with goalkeeper Catherine Spencer had four saves.  Carter also coached the Tuscaloosa school’s boys to the 6A state semifinals.
     Northridge   goalkeeper Catherine Spence had four saves in the shutout, and Adriana Wright of Northview, coached by Haley Williams, also had four saves.
     Northridge will face defending state champion John Carroll in Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. finals.


CLASS 4A/5A BOYS SEMIFINALS

RANDOLPH 2, GUNTERSVILLE 0
   
Defending state champion Randolph scored a goal in each half and beat Guntersville 2-0 Thursday night and advanced to Friday’s AHSAA Class 4A/5A boys’ state soccer finals at Huntsville’s John Hunt  Soccer Complex.
     The Raiders (11-8-2) of Coach Alex Tomlinson will face Helena (17-7-2), a 2-1 double-overtime winner over previously unbeaten Alabama Christian late Thursday night.
      A pair of freshmen,  Parker League and Sam Hartley, notched the match’s only two  goals. League scored the first goal at 16:20 in the first half on an assist from Sean O’Hare. Hartley’s goal came at 43:05 in the second half.
     Randolph goalkeeper Boe Santos had three saves, and  Kyle Oswalt of Guntersville (22-5-2) have five saves for the Wildcats.
    The 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships will continue Friday with semifinal matches for Class 6A girls at 9 a.m., and 6A boys at 11 a.m. Class 7A semifinals for girls will be at 1 p.m., and the 7A boys’ semifinals will kick off at 3 p.m. 
     The Class 1A/3A girls’ championship match and Class 4A/5A boys’ title match kick off at 5 p.m., while the 1A/3A boys, and 4A/5A girls’ finals  are set for 7:30 p.m.
       All finals will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network Friday and Saturday. Cullman High School’s NFHS Network school broadcast program will live-stream the four semifinal matches in 6A and 7A, respectively.

Helena 2, Alabama Christian 1 (2 OT)
   
 Jeremy Hughes nailed the winning goal at 1:40 of the second overtime late Thursday night to lift Helena past Alabama Christian 2-1 in the final semifinal match of the first-day action at the 25th AHSAA State Soccer Championships.
    The win sends Coach Zach Morgan’s Huskies (17-7-2) into the school’s first boys’ soccer finals Friday at  5 p.m. at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
     Alabama Christian (19-1-0), coached by Diego de Silva, scored first at 34:39 of the first half with Jaeyeop Lee delivering the kick. Walker Davis assisted. William Newman tied the match at 1-1 early in the second half with Helena’s first goal.
    The two teams battled scoreless the rest of the half, then failed to score in the first overtime. The final goal came after 88 minutes of play.


CLASS 4A/5A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

GUNTERSVILLE 3, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC 2
   
Guntersville High School (17-4-3) scored three goals in the span of two minutes and 13 seconds Thursday night to take a one-goal lead in at halftime, then turned to its strong defense after intermission and an hour rain delay to beat St. John Paul II Catholic 3-2 in the Class 4A/5A girls’ state soccer finals. The victory puts the Wildcats, coached by Ali Dutton and Mike Jones, in the Class 4A/5A state finals Friday.
    The 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships got underway Thursday with semifinal matches for 1A/3A and 4A/5A divisions at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex. Several weather delays moved some matches later than scheduled with the final 4A/5A games still underway at Thursday night.
      St. John Paul II (13-8-2) took a 1-0 lead just nine minutes into the semifinal when senior forward Rachael Castillo scored on an assist from Amelia Dodds and Gwendolyn Adams.  The Wildcats stormed back with senior Sandy Simpson tying the game with a goal set up by teammate Hannah Holmes’ pass at 24 minutes in.  Senior Anna Tully gave Guntersville the lead for good at 25:29 with the Wildcats’ second goal, and Carly Sims made it 3-1 just 34 seconds later. Anna Jones provided the assist.
     Sara Reed scored the Falcons’ final goal at 33:51 in the first half. Dodds picked up her second assist on the goal.
      Goalkeeper Grace Mann had four saves for Guntersville and Alex Pressnell had four saves for St. John Paul II.
       The Class 4A/5A finals, which will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network, is set for 5 p.m. Friday night. The link for the webcast is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/. St. Paul’s Episcopal and Helena were still playing Thursday night in the other girls’ semifinal match.

St. Paul’s Episcopal 2, Helena 1
   
 Senior forward Frances Case scored the go-ahead goal 12 minutes into the second half Thursday night and St. Paul’s Episopal downed Helena 2-1 to move into Friday‘s 5 p.m. finals to face Guntersville.
    The Saints (19-6-1), coached by Brian Thomas, took a 1-0 lead at 7:25 of the first half on junior midfielder Mallory Messer’s goal.  Helena  (7-12-0), coached by Clif Naron, tied the match on a goal by Roby Boatman at 23:33.
     Both teams played outstanding defense the entire match with only four shots on goal by both sides.


CLASS 1A/3A BOYS SEMIFINALS

ALTAMONT 4, TANNER 2
   
Senior forward William Jackson scored three goals Thursday afternoon as Altamont downed Tanner 4-2 in the Class 1A/3A boys’ semifinal match of the 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Championships being held at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex.
    Altamont (13-4-1) faces Bayside Academy (20-4-0) in the finals Friday night.
    Jackson gave Coach Sean Gibson’s Knights a quick 1-0 lead scoring just 3:48 into the match. Tanner junior Jose Moreno tied the match at 1-1 with a goal 20 minutes later. Jackson’s second goal on a penalty kick with one second left in the first half sent Altamont into intermission with a 2-1 lead.
      Senior Sinan Turan made it 3-1 for Altamont with a goal seven minutes into the second half.  David Pizano then scored on a header provided by Moreno’s corner kick to cut the Altamont lead to 3-2 at 57:33.  Jackson closed out the scoring just 89 seconds later with his final goal – set up by William Rosenstiel’s assist.
       The Class 1A/3A finals, which will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The link for the webcast is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/26f853bbdd.

BAYSIDE ACADEMY 2, WESTMINSTER-OAK MOUNTAIN 1 (4-2 IN SHOOTOUT)
   
 Bayside Academy (20-4-0) eliminated defending Class 1A/3A state boys’ champion Westminster-Oak Mountain (13-8-1) with the 2-1 win in the other semifinal match Friday.  The victory sends the Daphne school into the championship match versus Altamont.
The Admirals of Coach Jamie Ferguson played Knights even for two halves and two overtime periods to set up the shootout finale.
    Senior Seth Ferguson scored the match’s first goal at 9:01 in the first half for Bayside. Westminster junior Jack Wilson tied things up with a goal set up by assists from Price Leonard and Cole Eddins just 2 ½ minutes before intermission.
     Both defenses took over in the seconds half with few shots on goal. In the shootout, senior goalkeeper Richard O’Neill, who had three saves in regulation, took things into his own hands with two blocks on Westminster’s first two free kicks, and teammates Matthews, Robert Sullivan, Mac Douglas and Dawson Jellenc nailed goals past Knights freshman keeper Brodie Winks. Winks finished the contest with four saves.
           The Class 1A/3A finals, which will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The link for the webcast is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/26f853bbdd.


CLASS 1A/3A GIRLS SEMIFINALS WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN 6, MADISON ACADEMY 0

WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN 6, MADISON ACADEMY 0
   
Sophomore Kylee Berndt scored three goals and junior Alexis Beard added two as undefeated Westbrook Christian (24-0-0) rolled into the 25th annual AHSAA State Soccer Finals with a 6-0 win over Madison Academy in Thursday’s Class 1A-3A semifinals.
    Coach Joel Hawbaker’s Warriors controlled the match from start to finish despite two interruptions caused by lightning delays. The victory sets up a battle of unbeaten Friday at 5 p.m. at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex in the 1A-3A girls finals versus Holy Spirit Catholic (16-0-0). All finals will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network Friday and Saturday. Cullman High School’s NFHS School Broadcast Program will live-stream all four Class 6A and Class 7A boys’ and girls’ semifinals Friday as well.
     Mary Reid Goodwin and Makenna Beard had one assist each for Westbrook. Goalkeeper Mattie Loyd had one save as the Warriors defense limited the Mustangs (18-6-1) to just one shot on goal. MA goalkeeper Dejon Fletcher had five saves for Coach Rachel Farhat’s squad.

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC  3, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY 2 (2 OT, 5-4 in Sudden Death)
    
Goalkeepers Blakley Jones of Holy Spirit Catholic and Dora Eskridge of Montgomery Academy battled through 80 regulation minutes, two five-minute overtime periods and then defended goal on six straight kicks in the shootout before finally meeting face to face in a final showdown.
      With the scored tied 2-2 after regulation and 4-4 after the first shootout, the two keepers deflected the sixth shot on goal by each squad to set up No. 7. Holy Spirit’s Elena Spence made her goal as the seventh player from Holy Spirit to take a shot. Montgomery Academy then sent Eskridge to the line and Jones deflected the goalkeeper’s kick to seal a 3-2 win for Coach Arthur Howington’s Titans.
    Holy Spirit (16-0-0) will play Westbrook Christian (24-0-0) in the Class 1A-3A girls’ state finals Friday at 5 p.m. here at Huntsville’s John Hunt Soccer Complex. Jordan Richmond scored both goals in regulation for the Titans with both coming just five minutes apart in the second half.   Cari Budny had the contest’s first goal at 49:30 to give Montgomery Academy a 1-0 lead. After Jordan put Holy Spirit ahead 2-1, Tara Katz scored at 65:35 to tie the match.
     Jones finished with nine saves – and had three more important ones in the shootout.  Eskridge had four saves overall including two in the shootout.
    Scoring goals in the first shootout for Holy Spirit were Richmond, Lily Rogers, Marley Mills and Laura Spence.  Scoring goals for the Eagles were Gracie Trulove, Austyn Barnes, Katz and Maggie Chambers.

2016 North-South Soccer All-Star Teams Announced

MONTGOMERY -- All-star squads for the 2016 North-South boys’ and girls’ soccer all-star matches have been selected.
     All selected players, rising seniors for the Class of 2017, were chosen by the Soccer Selection Committee from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 20th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 18-22, according to an announcement by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
     The North-South boys’ and girls’ soccer doubleheader will be at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex on Tuesday, July 19 with the girls playing at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. 
     The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball and football. The 56th North-South All-Star football game will be played Thursday night, July 21, at Cramton Bowl.
      The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
     Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2015-16 school year, and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2015-16 Making A Difference Award Recipients , Coaches of the Year in each sport and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 22.
      Concluding the week will be the annual Officials Awards Banquet set for Saturday, July 23, at noon.
      Coaches for the North Girls’ Soccer All-Stars are Julie Little of Albertville, Hunter Gray of Indian Springs and George Cavender, retired Butler coach who will serve as administrative coach for the North boys and girls.  South coaches are Analyn Coker of Trinity Presbyterian, Dennis Jones of Smiths Station and Ken Wright of Alabama Christian, the administrative coach for the South girls and boys.
     The South boys’ coaches are Joe Nelson of Northview and Wilfredo Navidad of Montgomery Academy. North coaches are Casey Harbin of Cullman and Daniel DeMasters of defending Class 7A state champion Oak Mountain.
     The North swept both matches in 2015 and now hold a 10-4-1 edge in the boys’ all-star series and are 12-2-1 in the girls’ competition overall.
     The 2016 Soccer All-Star rosters are below.


NORTH TEAM








Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Mary Borden

Florence

DEF

5'8

Brennen Cooke

Spain Park

FOR

5'7

Meghan Cottingham

Thompson

FOR

6'3

Natalie Fogle

Westminster Christian

DEF

5'2

Josephine Gray

Indian Springs

MID

5'9

Madeline Guillen

Chelsea

FOR

5'3

Abby Harper

Randolph

MID

5'6

Aniya Mahaffey

Oxford

DEF

5'2

Aubrie McFall

James Clemens

MID

5'3

Camryn Neal

Westminster OM

MID

5'9

Lindsay Pierce

Madison County

DEF

5'4

Mary Poe

Mountain Brook

FOR

5'9

Jordan Richmond

Holy Spirit Catholic

FOR

5'6

Charissa Roth

Bob Jones

DEF

na

Abigail Traylor

Pell City

MID

5'3

Alyssa Vess

Oak Mountain

GK

5'9

Eleanor Warner

Grissom

MID

5'7





COACHES








Julie Little

Albertville



Hunter Gray

Indian Springs



George Cavender

Retired - Administrative











SOUTH TEAM








Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Taylor Adams

Carroll

FOR

5'2

Emma Bearden

Murphy

DEF

5'5

Maggie Chambers

Montgomery Academy

MID

5'3

Gracie East

Faith Academy

FOR

5'1

Dora Eskridge

Montgomery Academy

GK

5'9

Lily Fulton

Spanish Fort

DEF

5'6

Bailey Gardner

McGill-Toolen Catholic

DEF

5'8

Kirra-Mae Hawke

Auburn

DEF

5'6

Sally Hoffman

Houston Academy

DEF

5'4

Mackenzie Howell

Fairhope

MID

5'4

Eva Knapstein

McGill-Toolen Catholic

GK

5'10

Mallory Messer

St. Paul's

MID

5'4

Cameryn Rogers

Prattville

FOR

5'4

Skylar Scott

Smiths Station

FOR

5'8

Aliya Seebrat

Trinity Presbyterian

MID

5'5

Ashlyn Straham

Park Crossing

MID

5'4

Mary Tipton

Trinity Presbyterian

MID

5'10

Daly Wagoner

Benjamin Russell

MID

5'5





COACHES








Analyn Coker

Trinity Presbyterian



Dennis Jones

Smiths Station



Ken Wright

Alabama Christian - Administrative










2016 BOYS NORTH/SOUTH SOCCER ROSTERS






NORTH ALL-STARS







Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Benjamin Borths

Saint Bernard

DEF

5'9

Cade Bryant

Sylacauga

FOR

5'11

Liam Condone

Spain Park

MID

6'0

Nicholas Craig

Madison Academy

LB

6'0

Kennedy Davis

Oak Mountain

MID

5'8

Landon Gaskins

Helena

MID

5'10

 

Cole Gerding

Cullman

MID

6'0

Garren Hayes

Grissom

DEF

5'11

Connor Johnston

Vestavia Hills

MID

5'11

Jose Moreno

Tanner

FOR

6'0

Kyle Oswalt

Guntersville

GK

6'3

Matthew Paul

Florence

DEF

5'10

Saylor Solley

Decatur

FOR

6'2

Seth Torman

Pelham

GK

6'5

Logan Tucker

Pell City

FOR

5'8

Cole Williams

Hoover

FOR

5'9

Jack Wilson

Westminster of Oak Mtn

MID

6'2

Jacob Wolanske

Mountain Brook

DEF

6'0





COACHES








Casey Harbin

Cullman



Daniel DeMasters

Oak Mountain



George Cavender

S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.











SOUTH ALL-STARS







Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

William Atkinson

Auburn

FOR

5'11

Jackson Barber

Daphne

MID

5'9

Houston Barnett

Citronelle

GK

5'11

Robert Broom

Holtville

MID

5'11

Enrique Chacaj

Park Crossing

MID

5'8

Matthew Duffey

McGill-Toolen Catholic

MID

5'8

Brandon East

Faith Academy

DEF

5'10

Seth Eddis

Enterprise

DEF

5'9

Michael Greene

Alma Bryant

MID

5'5

Cole Grogan

Benjamin Russell

FOR

5'9

Noah Harrelson

St. Paul's

DEF

6'1

Ethan Hill

Fairhope

FOR

6'0

Michael Kelly

Montgomery Academy

GK

6'2

Logan McDaniel

Houston Academy

DEF

5'10

Matt Merrill

Mary G. Montgomery

MID

6'0

Ahmed Nasser

Baker

FOR

5'8

Jose Ramos Favela

Opelika

MID

6'0

Jacob Rowell

Spanish Fort

DEF

5'8





COACHES








Joe Nelson

Northview



Wilfredo Navidad

Montgomery Academy



Ken Wright

Alabama Christian - Admin.



North-South Soccer North 9, South 0 (Boys)

    MONTGOMERY – The North and the South All-Stars battled to a 0-0 tie in Tuesday’s night’s AHSAA All-Star Sports Week boys’ soccer match. The North girls won the early game 5-2 over the South.
    It was the second tie in the 15-match history of the series. The North now leads the series, which started in 1998, 9-4-2.
    In a defensive struggle, the two teams combined for five shots in the first 23 minutes before a lightning delay eliminated the final 16 minutes and 40 seconds of the first half.
    After an hour-long delay, the game resumed with the start of the second half.
    Goalkeeper Phildon Dublin of Helena was named the North MVP for his performance in the second half. Dublin finished with two saves on the South’s only two shots on goal. The South finished with a total of six shots for the game. Randolph goalkeeper Christopher Santos did not face a shot on goal in the first half for the North.

    Dothan goalkeeper Evan Hogan was named South MVP. Hogan recorded six saves in the second half. Daphne goalkeeper Austin Carney recorded four saves for the South in the first half. 


AHSAA North-South Soccer (Girls) North 5, South 2

MONTGOMERY. – West Morgan’s Brianna Thorne and Oak Mountain’s Alexandra Dunn each scored two goals to lead the North team to a 5-2 win on Tuesday in the AHSAA All-Star Sports Week girls’ soccer game at Emory Folmar Soccer Complex Tuesday..

 

Thorne scored the third goal of the game for the North, to make it a 3-1 game with less than five minutes to play in the first half. Her final goal gave the North a 5-2 lead with a little more than six minutes to play in the game.

 

Dunn was named MVP for the North, scoring a goal in each half. Huntsville’s Whitney Batt scored the first goal of the game for the North.

 

North goalkeepers Miranda Schoening and Lauren Roussell only faced two shots on goal for the game. The North took 17 shots on goal to the South’s two.

 

Baker’s Zoe Mould was named MVP for the South. Mould scored one goal, Enterprise’s Madyson Rinehart had one goal and McGill-Toolen’s Abigail Boucher had an assist.

 

Auburn’s Sarah Thorne and Fairhope’s Natalie Seay combined for 12 saves for the South. Thorne had five saves and three goals allowed in the first half and Seay had seven saves and two goals allowed in the second half.

 

The North now has a 12-2-1 record against the South.


North-South Soccer All-Star Teams Named For 2015 North-South Games

      The 2015 North-South all-star boys’ and girls’ soccer teams for the 19th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week competition were announced Monday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
      The soccer teams are each comprised of 18 current junior student-athletes from across the state. Both will play Tuesday, July 21) Montgomery’s Emory Folmar Soccer Complex.
The teams were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 20-25, according to Briggs.
     The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state all-star games in softball, baseball, basketball and volleyball. The 56th North-South All-Star football game will be played the previous week and is set for Friday, July 17, at Cramton Bowl.
      The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long conference that includes sports specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
     Among the conference’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2014-15 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2014-15 Making A Difference Award Recipients ,Coaches of the Year, and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 24.
      Concluding the week will be the 19th annual Officials Awards Banquet set for July 25 at noon. The featured speaker for 2015 will be Joe Dean, Jr., Birmingham-Southern athletic director and college basketball TV sports commentator.
      Coaching the South girls’ soccer all-stars are Paul Knapstein of McGill-Toolen Catholic and Scott Capehart of Enterprise. Ken Wright of Alabama Christian is the administrative coach. North girls’ team coaches are Jonathan Hammett of Chelsea and Brandon Rice of West Morgan. Retired Butler coach George Cavendar is the administrative coach.
     Rice led West Morgan to the 1A-3A state finals this season while Knapstein coached McGill-Toolen to the Class 7A semifinals.
      Coaching the North boys’ all-stars are Dwight McDonald of Oxford and Brandon Broughton of Madison County. Cavender is the administrative coach.  Jamie Ferguson of Bayside Academy and Austin Teel of Benjamin Russell are the South boys’ coaches. Ken Wright of Alabama Christian is administrative coach.  Teel and Ferguson coached teams to the Class 1A-3A and 6A semifinals, respectively, in 2015.
     Twelve girls that played in the 2015 AHSAA state soccer tournament semifinals or finals are on two girls’ team rosters including North players Alexandria Dunn of Class 7A state champion Oak Mountain and Morgan Thurber of 4A-5A state champion Randolph. Three members of the North boys’ team also played on state championship teams this season: Hunter Holstad of  Class 7A Oak Mountain, Daniel Miranda of Class 6A Fort Payne and Christopher Santos of Class 4A-5A Randolph.
   Among the top South girls’ players are four that played in state finals: Elizabeth Bailey and Caroline Lamberth of Class 4A-5A runner-up St. Paul’s, Sarah Thorne and Shelly Wall of 7A runner-up Auburn; and for the South boys, Luke Lamonte of 4A-5A runner-up St. Paul’s.
     The North holds a 9-4-1 edge in the series after last year’s 3-0 boys’ win. The North girls won 3-1 last year now has an 11-2-1 advantage in the 14-year series. 
     The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA). Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.

      The rosters:


NORTH BOYS

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Sean Bengs

Buckhorn

F

5'10

154

Dylan Bowen

Mountain Brook

B

5'8

140

Phildon Dublin

Helena

GK

6'1

175

Roy Etta

Huntsville

RB

6'0

160

Hunter Holstad

Oak Mountain

CB

6'1

160

Caleb Jones

Grissom

B

5'7

133

Ben Kehoe

John Carroll

C

5'8

145

Max Mao

Florence

M

5'7

150

Daniel Miranda

Fort Payne

F

5'6

150

Patrick Morton

Vestavia Hills

F

5'10

170

Anthony Pack

Indian Springs

F

5'6

125

Akash Patel

Bob Jones

LB

5'7

130

Kai Pham

James Clemens

D

5'5

130

Will Reaves

Athens

M

6'1

175

Christopher Santos

Randolph

GK

6'4

210

Blake Scott

Arab

D

6'3

185

Edgar Steers

Sylacauga

M

5'10

130

Michael Worley

Madison Academy

CM

5'8

135

COACHES

Dwight McDonald

Oxford

Brandon Broughton

Madison County

George Cavender

Butler (Retired) -Admin.

SOUTH BOYS

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Alex Ahern

Daphne

M

5'9

155

Christopher Barbosa

Baker

M

5'2

110

Kenan Brackin

Faith Academy

M

5'6

125

Austin Carney

Daphne

GK

6'0

175

Spence Chanthavane

Davidson

D

5'6

130

Drew Darty

Providence Christian

M

6'0

162

Colin Douglas

Bayside Academy

M

6'4

188

Christopher Gregorich

Baker

F

5'10

170

John Hammele

Bayside Academy

D

6'2

180

Evan Hogan

Dothan

GK

5'10

165

Conner Howard

Enterprise

F

5'7

130

Christian Howell

Smiths Station

D

5'11

150

Grant Hudson

Benjamin Russell

F

5'11

175

Luke Lamonte

St. Paul's

D

5'7

150

Connor Raley

Fairhope

M

5'9

155

Ricardo Rosales

Alma Bryant

D

5'11

175

Phillip Speake

Benjamin Russell

F

6'0

162

Blake Stratton

Trinity Presbyterian

D

5'8

155

COACHES

Jamie Ferguson

Bayside Academy

Austin Teel

Benjamin Russell

Ken Wright

Alabama Christian - Admin.

NORTH GIRLS

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Whitney Batt

Huntsville

D

5'6

Lindsay Copeland

Vestavia Hills

D

5'9

Sarah Donahoo

Sylacauga

M

5'6

Alexandra Dunn

Oak Mountain

F

5'4

Lauren Ezzell

Athens

D

5'8

Anna Frierson

Homewood

M

5'7

Alexandra Gardner

Florence

D

5'10

Mary Katherine Maudsley

Southside- Gadsden

M

5'7

Whitney McKee

Pell City

D

5'4

Courtney Mitchell

Madison County

M

5'3

Rachel Motamed

Indian Springs

F

5'6

Lauren Roussell

Gadsden City

GK

5'7

Miranda Schoening

Oxford

GK

6'1

Leah Shaddix

Cullman

M

5'4

Nicole Strahl

Mountain Brook

D

5'8

Brianna Thorne

West Morgan

F

5'3

Megan Thurber

Randolph

M

5'4

Megan Young

Chelsea

F

5'9

COACHES

Jonathan Hammett

Chelsea

Brandon Rice

West Morgan

George Cavender

Butler (Retired) -Admin.

SOUTH GIRLS

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Elizabeth Bailey

St. Paul's

D

5'0

Ruth Anne Ballard

Benjamin Russell

D

5'7

Abigail Boucher

McGill-Toolen

F

5'4

Katherine Chandler

Trinity Presbyterian

D

5'5

Olivia Eubanks

McGill-Toolen

M

5'8

Tessa Evans

Saint James

M

5'7

Dakota Fields

Prattville

D

5'6

Caroline Lamberth

St. Paul's

D

5'7

Caitlyn Martin

Gulf Shores

RW

5'4

Zoe Mould

Baker

F

5'4

Rebecca Mulholland

Murphy

M

5'1

Madyson Rinehart

Enterprise

F

5'2

Natalie Seay

Fairhope

GK

5'7

Madison Stevens

Bayside Academy

M

5'6

Taylor Strength

Carroll

D

5'5

Sarah Thorne

Auburn

GK

5'7

Abbey Volk

Fairhope

F

5'3

Shelby Wall

Auburn

M

5'7

COACHES

Paul Knapstein

McGill-Toolen

Scott Capehart

Enterprise

Ken Wright

Alabama Christian - Admin.