Although the 2006-07 soccer season ended prematurely for most of Columbia County's soccer teams, it did bring some successes.
Harlem's girls made a repeat trip to the Class AAA state quarterfinals with a nail-biting, double-overtime victory over Perry in the second round of the playoffs.
Then there was Greenbrier, who dethroned Lakeside for the Region 3-AAAA championship. The Lady Panthers grabbed a second-place region finish and another state playoff appearance, despite losing star senior Ashley Wray to a season-ending head injury.
Evans finished third in the region and brought home an 11-6 overall record after another playoff appearance.
Augusta Prep earned a home playoff game, while Augusta Christian kicked off its first season of girls soccer.
Perhaps the biggest story of the year in girls soccer was Greenbrier's record of 16-3 (tied for second best in school history), despite losing 11 seniors from last year's team. The team's 11-0 region record and 58-2 goals advantage in region play showed how dominant it was.
That leaves nothing but The Columbia County News-Times Girls Soccer All-County Teams:
GK - Tiffany Nichols, Greenbrier, Sr.
She boasted a .53 goals against average and only gave up two goals in region play with 11 shutout wins.
D - Elena Freeman, Augusta Prep, Sr.
A five-year starter who's been named to every all-tournament team Augusta Prep's played in for the past three years.
D - Keri Wright, Greenbrier, Sr.
A position change didn't slow her down at all. The co-captain started all 19 games and served as the backbone of the Greenbrier defense.
D - Caitlin Clark, Lakeside, Sr.
The starting sweeper led the Lady Panther defense and will play college soccer at Clayton State.
D - Mary Kate Lollar, Greenbrier, Jr.
The All-Region player will be back for another year on a strong defensive line for the Lady Wolfpack.
MF - Whitney Martinez, Harlem, Sr.
She scored 13 goals, led the team with 20 assists and was also a key team leader.
MF - Christie Hart, Harlem, Sr.
Her 14 goals led a Lady Bulldog team that went further than any other Columbia County girls soccer team this season.
MF - Renee Redington, Lakeside, Sr.
A versatile and fearless player with 13 goals and four assists on the season.
MF - Jessica Lewis, Greenbrier, So.
She scored five goals and dished out four assists to help the Lady Wolfpack win another region title.
F - Alex Cohen, Greenbrier, Fr.
Her team-leading 16 goals and 12 assists ensure Greenbrier will have a high-powered offense for years to come.
F - Tarah Henderson, Evans, Jr.
She scored 35 goals in 17 games. Wow.
F - Anne Randall Hatcher, Lakeside, Sr.
Her 13 goals and five assists were good enough for team MVP honors.
F - Jaimy Koet, Harlem, Sr.
She scored 12 goals this season, and none was bigger than the lone goal in a double-overtime state playoff win over Perry.
Player of the Year
Tiffany Nichols, Greenbrier
Coach of the Year
Alex Heider, Greenbrier
GK - Meagan Morgan, Harlem, Jr.
D - Brittany Uffret, Evans, Fr.
D - Emily Belchyk, Evans, Jr.
D v Jessica Martinez, Harlem, Sr.
D - Libby Dallis, Greenbrier, So.
MF - Stephanie Allen, Lakeside, Fr.
MF - Brianna Lowerie, Lakeside, Sr.
MF - Alana Dyson, Harlem, Jr.
MF - Karen Filpus-Luynkx, Augusta Prep, Sr.
F - Mary Glenn Yort, Augusta Prep, Fr.
F - Ashley Wray, Lakeside, Sr.
F - Sara Oland, Greenbrier, Jr.
F - Brittany Borror, Greenbrier, Fr.
Melina Sprankle (AC), Charity Holland (AC), Mary Beth Horton (AP), Kelley Peel (AP), Taylor Jones (E), Holly Hess (E), Elizabeth Pugh (LS), Liz Tucker (H), Jasmine Anderson (H), Stormi Childs (GB), Kelsey Waechter (GB), Mary Law (GB)
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