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Strath Haven’s King repeats as All-Central MVP

For a second straight season, Strath Haven forward Lizzie King finished with 13 goals. But this year, the senior added 12 assists to her account, bolstering her playmaking credentials and earning the Panthers the sixth seed in the District 1 Class 4A tournament and the Central League title.

Those accomplishments also garnered King her third straight All-Central nod and second straight Central League MVP honor, as voted by league coaches.

King is joined on the first team by teammates Claire Van Duyne and goalie Carly Perlman, who splits the first-team honor with Garnet Valley’s Ashley Bufano. The Jags’ Gia Dragoni also earned a first-team berth.

Fellow districts qualifiers Radnor (Maura Holst), Penncrest (Gia Martyn) and Haverford (Brianna Blair) picked up one first-teamer each.

Below is the full list of honorees.

Note: All-Central teams are chosen by league coaches. The Daily Times has no input on the proceedings whatsoever.

MVP: Lizzie King, Sr., Strath Haven

First Team

Lizzie King, Sr., Strath Haven
Hannah Morgan, Jr., Conestoga
Gia Dragoni, So., Garnet Valley
Maura Holst, Sr., Radnor
Gia Martyn, Sr., Penncrest
Brianna Blair, Sr., Haverford
Claire Van Duyne, Sr., Strath Haven
Filippa Graneld, So., Harriton
Julia Utkus, Sr., Lower Merion
Bridget Whitaker, Sr., Springfield
Carly Perlman, Jr., Strath Haven
Ashley Bufano, Sr., Garnet Valley

Second Team

Amelia Durfee, Sr., Haverford
Maddie Forbes, Sr., Strath Haven
Caitlin Donovan, Fr., Conestoga
Carly Dunford, So., Penncrest
Rebecca Ritchie, So., Marple Newtown
Emily Cooper, Jr., Ridley
Alex Zecca, Sr., Garnet Valley
Morgan Rees, Jr., Harriton
Jaclyn Castell, Jr., Upper Darby
Allison Lanzone, Sr., Radnor
Colleen Baldwin, Sr., Conestoga

Honorable Mention

Conestoga: Rachel Dirico, Nia Scott
Garnet Valley: Jenna Buttermore, Beth Hofmann
Harriton: Juliet Milani, Ella Milani
Haverford: Maddie Santoro, Annalena O’Reilly, Alison Durfee
Lower Merion: Lexie Sutton, Lily Elman
Marple Newtown: Chloe Canonica
Penncrest: Corryn Gamber, Tara Higgins
Radnor: Annika DeRoos, Nicole Massimino
Ridley: Andrea Pezick, Rylie Butler
Springfield: Erin Cutcliff, Isabelle Mastropietro
Strath Haven: Morgan Crain, Kacy Hafertepe
Upper Darby: Jessica Liberio



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