Brittaney Borror enjoys playing defense.
She says it's where the action starts. But The Columbia County News-Times 2008 All-County Girls Soccer Player of the Year didn't pick up the lengthy title for just her defense. Her flexibility made her a headache for opposing coaches and a luxury for Wolfpack coach Alex Heider.
"Her versatility is immeasurable," Heider said. "That's what makes her such a threat."
Borror scored 15 goals for the Wolfpack this season and tied for the team lead with 14 assists. She earned those numbers playing in the back the majority of the time, Heider said.
Borror might have put up flashier numbers had she played up front. But that's not how she wanted it.
"All the plays start from the defense," Borror said. "I think it's (more fun) to be the playmaker rather than the goal scorer."
When Heider needed goals in a hurry, he was quick to move Borror up. Once the Wolfpack led comfortably, or if they were playing a tougher team, he'd move her back.
Borror is just a sophomore, and Heider hopes to have her back the next two seasons.
The Wolfpack, with a strong core of returning players, should remain a force in the county next season.
Heider's team won the Region 3-AAAA title and finished as the No. 8 team in the state after falling to Woodward in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
The Wolfpack's finish and status as region champions led to a strong showing in this year's All-County selections.
The Lakeside Panthers, who finished No. 15 in the state and also advanced to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs, also were represented well.
Here are The Columbia County News-Times 2008 All-County Girls Soccer selections:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brittaney Borror, Greenbrier, So.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Alex Heider, Greenbrier
Jamie Alexander, Augusta Prep, Eighth
No typo here. Eighth-grader led GISA Class AAA in assists (19) and was seventh in goals scored (24).
Emily Belchyk, Evans, Sr.
Versatile player was the Knights leading goal scorer, was second in assists and also spent some time in goal.
Brittany Ufret, Evans, Sr.
All-Region selection led the Knights in assists.
Stormi Childs, Greenbrier, Jr.
Led No. 8 Greenbrier in goals scored (24) and was an All-Region pick.
Brittaney Borror, Greenbrier, So.
The News-Times All-County Girls Player of the Year anchored the Wolfpack defense and was their third-leading goal scorer.
Alex Cohen, Greenbrier, So.
Super sophomore was second on the team with 20 goals and tied Borror with a team-leading 14 assists.
Mary Kate Lollar, Greenbrier, Sr.
Wolfpack back who scored game-winner against Lakeside will play at Shorter College next season.
Stephanie Allen, Lakeside, So.
All-Region selection led the Panthers with 17 goals and passed out six assists.
Dali Sterling, Lakeside, Sr.
Senior sweeper signed to play soccer for Francis Marion University.
Morgan Fordham, Lakeside, Sr.
Right back kept the attack moving and finished with five goals.
Meagan Morgan, Harlem, Sr.
Three-year goalkeeper was forced into another role this year and excelled. She'll play at ABAC next year.
Chelsea Fechter, Augusta Prep, Jr.
Kim Fisher, Evans, So.
Alyx Shultz, Evans, Sr.
Suzanne Ozturk, Evans, So.
Libby Dalis, Greenbrier, Jr.
Ashley Henry, Greenbrier, Jr.
Jesse Lewis, Greenbrier, Jr.
Jessica Martinez, Harlem, Sr.
Lindsey Williams, Lakeside, So.
Elizabeth Pugh, Lakeside, So.
Chelsea Bates, Lakeside, Sr.
Kelley Peel (AP), Mary Glenn Yort (AP), Tarah Henderson (E), Kelli Barden (E), Taylor Hogan (E), Lindsay Hammer (G), Kelsey Waechter (G), Elizabeth Zaffino (G), Hillary Wilson (G), Megan Wray (L), Liz Tucker (H).
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